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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. He teaches courses such as Strategic Management and European and International Environments, in which he addresses the functioning of NGO’s and the European Union. In addition, he gives guest lectures about Sino-European trade relations to both European and Chinese students.


Furthermore, he supervised postgraduate students in the Master of Public Management program at the Antwerp Management School for several years. He also leads an international research project on corruption with participating researchers among fourteen countries (CorPuS) at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the University of Antwerp. In November 2019 he co-founded the think tank Eleni which addresses ecological, fiscal and geopolitical challenges by publishing opinion pieces (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.

Since August 2021, he is employed as a lecturer and researcher at the department of Organization Studies at Tilburg University (the Netherlands). Over there, he is enrolled in courses such as financial management, organization studies, business administration and academic research.

A detailed CV you can find over here.