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Åge Johnsen

Åge Johnsen


Åge Johnsen is Professor of Public Policy at the Department of Public Management, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences. He has previously worked as Researcher at Agder Research in Kristiansand, Research Fellow at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration in Bergen, Senior Research Fellow at The University of Edinburgh, and Associate Professor at Oslo University College. His research interests are public policy and public administration, in particular public management reforms, strategic planning, performance management (management by objectives and performance measurement, change management, trust-based management, and performance audit and evaluation in the public sector.

He currently lectures in the following courses:

BAL3000 Digital transformation, organisational change and change management
MSL4000 Governance – forms and reforms
MSLV4400 Strategy in the public sector

Fields of study

Academic disciplines

Business   Public and private administration   Political science and organisational theory

Subject areas

Public administration   Evaluation   School management   Administration reforms   Leadership   Strategy   Management by objectives and result   Intergovernmental relations   Organizational theory   Public sector accounting   Control and audit   Municipal amalgamation   Contracting out   Public sector management control   Performance audit   Strategic leadership   Military Administration   Innovation in public management   Change management   Målstyring   Performance measurement   Trust-based management   Strategic planning

Research projects

Scientific publications

Askim, Jostein; Johnsen, Åge (2023). Performance management and accountability: the role of intergovernmental information systems. Teles, Filipe (Ed.). Handbook on Local and Regional Governance. p. 437-452. Edward Elgar Publishing.

Johnsen, Åge (2023). Strategic planning in turbulent times: Still useful?. 20 p. Viesoji Politika ir Administravimas. Vol. 38.

Johnsen, Åge ; Svare, Helge ; Wittrock, Christian (2022). Tillitsbasert styring og ledelse i offentlig sektor i Norge: Mye hørt men lite sett?. 28 p. Nordisk Administrativt Tidsskrift. Vol. 99.

Johnsen, Åge (2022). Strategic planning in turbulent times: Still useful?. Public Policy and Administration.

Johnsen, Åge ; Abrahamsen, Ina Marie (2021). Endringsstrategier og forpliktelse til endring i offentlig sektor. Magma forskning og viten. Vol. 24.

Johnsen, Åge (2021). Organizing municipal audit: contracting out and audit costs in Norway. International Journal of Public Sector Management. Vol. 34.

Askim, Jostein; Døving, Erik ; Johnsen, Åge (2021). Evaluation in Norway: A 25-Year Assessment. 22 p. Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration (SPJA). Vol. 25.

Johnsen, Åge ; Reid, Stephen Affleck (2021). Linking Strategic Planning and Performance Management in Government Agencies and Impacts on Organizational Performance. Holzer, Marc; Ballard, Andrew (Ed.). The Public Productivity and Performance Handbook. p. 150-179. Routledge.

Johnsen, Åge (2021). Strategies for change in municipal structural reforms. Pinheiro, Romulo; Trondal, Jarle (Ed.). Organizing and Governing Governmental Institutions. p. 379-398. Fagbokforlaget.

Jacobsen, Dag Ingvar; Johnsen, Åge (2020). Alignment of strategy and structure in local government. Public Money & Management. Vol. 40.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete