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Prof. Dr. Ines Mergel

Professor Dr. Ines Mergel is full Professor of Public Administration in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz, Germany. Previously, she served as Associate Professor with tenure at the Department of Public Administration and International Affairs at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse, NY, USA. Before joining the faculty at the Maxwell School, Professor Mergel taught at Harvard's Extension School in the Management Master Program and stayed as a doctoral student and postdoctoral fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

Professor Mergel's research focuses on public management topics, specifically the managerial and technological processes in the implementation and institutionalization of innovative public management practices. Current projects include digital transformation, open innovation, big data, and the use of inhouse social networking technologies in the public sector.

Professor Mergel is Associate Editor of the journal Government Information Quarterly, serves on the editorial boards of Public Administration ReviewInformation PolityPublic Performance & Management Review, and the board of directors of the Public Management Research Association. In 2016, Professor Mergel was appointed as a Senior Fellow at the German Research Institute for Public Administration.



Professor Dr. Ines Mergel
Department of Politics and Public Administration
University of Konstanz
Mailbox: D 91, Room D234
78457 Konstanz

Mail: ines.mergel[at]