Dr. De Waele engages in academic as well as applied research into a variety of public management issues, using quantitative, qualitative, experimental as well as mixed methods designs. He actively shares research plans and outcomes with peers and practitioners to ensure results are accessible to a wide variety of audiences. Consequently, he regularly conferences such as the European Academy of Management, the Academy of Management, the International Research Society for Public Management, Public Management Research Conference and the European Group for Organizational Studies. Lode strongly believes research, teaching, and consulting activities should constantly strengthen each other. Furthermore, Lode is one of the founders of the Corruption in the Public Sector (CorPuS)-project.