Dr Elke Loeffler

Senior Lecturer

Work, Employment and Organisation

Personal statement

Dr. Elke Loeffler (Diplomvolkswirtin, M.A. Political Science, M.A. Economics, Ph.D) has delivered research, executive training and teaching on public management and governance issues in over 30 countries and has worked with many governments, public service organisations and international organisations.

She has published 25 articles in peer-reviewed international journals, 6 books, 50 book chapters as well as numerous policy reports. She is the co-editor of the textbook Public Management and Governance (Routledge), now in its third edition. Her published work has over 6500 citations on Google Scholar

Before joining academia, she worked at the OECD as a policy analyst and was CEO of the non-profit organisation Governance International.

She serves on the Editorial Board of the journals: International Review of Administrative Sciences, Public Money and Management, der moderne staat and the International Public Management Review.

She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Co-Chair of the EGPA (European Group of Public Administration) Study Group on Citizen Participation.

Expertise

Has expertise in:

    • Skill development for user and community co-production of public services and outcomes
    • Public leadership for social innovation
    • Outcome-based commissioning and strategic management in public services
    • Public governance and public policy
    • Training and development in public services

Prizes and awards

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
Recipient
22/6/2021

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Publications

Comparing user and community co-production approaches in local 'welfare' and 'law and order' services : does the governance mode matter?
Loeffler Elke, Timm-Arnold Peter
Public Policy and Administration Vol 36, pp. 115-137 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1177/0952076720905006
Co-Production of Public Services and Outcomes
Loeffler Elke
(2021)
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-55509-2
The Palgrave Handbook of Co-Production of Public Services and Outcomes
Loeffler Elke, Bovaird Tony
(2020)
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-53705-0
New development : managing the Covid-19 pandemic-from a hospital-centred model of care to a community co-production approach
Cepiku Denita, Giordano Filippo, Bovaird Tony, Loeffler Elke
Public Money and Management (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2020.1821445
Assessing the impact of co-production on pathways to outcomes in public services : the case of policing and criminal justice
Loeffler Elke, Bovaird Tony
International Public Management Journal Vol 23, pp. 205-223 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.1080/10967494.2019.1668895
Qualitätsmanagement
Löffler Elke
Handbuch zur Verwaltungsreform (2019) (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-21563-7_32

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Teaching

Dr. Elke Loeffler teaches public management and governance at the undergraduate and postgraduate level and has extensive experience in executive training in the UK and internationally. She is co-editor of the textbook Public Management and Governance (now in its third edition).

At Strathclyde University she also contributes to undergraduate modules such as BA (Year 4 Honours UG) (Human Resource Management). 

Research interests

My main research interests focus on user and community co-production of public services and outcomes, citizen participation, public management and public governance issues such as outcome-based commissioning, HR, performance and quality management. I’m also very interested in public leadership and the use of digital technologies in the context of social innovation. 

I have led international and national research projects commissioned by the OECD, the EU Presidency, the Bertelsmann Foundation and many public agencies in the UK.   

My research has been published in international peer-reviewed journals such as International Public Management Journal, Public Management Review, the International Review of Administrative Sciences and Public Money and Management. I have presented my research in many international conferences, where I have also delivered keynote addresses. I am a member of the editorial boards of the International Review of Administrative Sciences and Public Money and Management and I also act as an advisory board member in many public agencies in the UK and internationally. 

Professional activities

Co-Production: Benefits for people and services
Blogger
3/6/2021
User and community co-production for a more resilient and just society
Organiser
18/5/2021
Citizen Participation in Times of Crisis
Organiser
18/3/2021
Digital Co-production - new opportunities for collaborative innovation
Blogger
20/11/2020
The potential of digital community co-design and co-delivery to meet Covid-19 challenges: Evidence from Germany
Speaker
10/11/2020
Review College of Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) (External organisation)
Member
9/10/2020

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Projects

NPI Dignity & Respect
Lindsay, Colin (Principal Investigator) Findlay, Patricia (Co-investigator) Loeffler, Elke (Co-investigator) STEWART, Robert (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 27-Jan-2020

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Address

Work, Employment and Organisation
Duncan Wing

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