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"THE UNIVERSE IS CHANGE; OUR LIFE IS WHAT OUR THOUGHTS MAKE IT" - Marcus Aurelius

Lode De Waele has obtained his PhD at the faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Antwerp (Belgium). He started his PhD in 2013, after being employed in the public sector for several years as an accountant, cabinet member, and senior consultant. His main research interests focus on hybridity, performance management, public service motivation, dark triad personalities and corruption. During his academic career, he has been teaching courses such as Management and Organization, Strategic Management, Introduction to Business Administration, Financial Management, Organization Studies and European and International Environments.


He also leads an international research project on corruption with participating researchers among fourteen countries (CorPuS). In November 2019 he co-founded the think tank Eleni which addresses ecological, fiscal and geopolitical challenges by publishing opinion pieces in national newspapers (see also his blog to view a selection of his articles).

From 2020 to July 2021, he has been enrolled as an advisor Fiscal policies and Budget at the Federal Parliament of Belgium.

From August 2021-2022, he has been employed as a lecturer and researcher at the department of Organization Studies at Tilburg University (the Netherlands).

Since October 2022, he has been appointed as Assistant Professor at Utrecht University School of Governance, where he joined the department of HRM.

A detailed CV you can find over here.