My name is Stefan Verweij and I am Assistant Professor in Infrastructure Planning, Governance & Methodology (tenured) at the Department of Spatial Planning and Environment of the Faculty of Spatial Sciences at the University of Groningen. I have an MSc and PhD in Public Administration from Erasmus University Rotterdam (2009, 2015).
My research focuses on the design, implementation, and outcomes of collaboration in cross-sector governance networks, in particular public-private partnerships in infrastructure development and management. I am also specialized in Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA).
Besides my appointment at the University of Groningen, I am also a member of the editorial board of Public Works Management & Policy and a visiting researcher at Rijkswaterstaat with the Directorate of Procurement and Contract Management (The Netherlands).
Prior to my appointment at the University of Groningen, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Spatial Planning and Environment at the University of Groningen (2016-2019), an Akademischer Rat auf Zeit at the Department of Political Science at the University of Bamberg (Germany), where I was affiliated with the Chair for the Governance of Innovative and Complex Technological Systems (2015-2016). I was a PhD Candidate at the Department of Public Administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam from 2011 to 2015. In that period, I also worked as a visiting researcher at Rijkswaterstaat with the Directorate of Production and Project Management (The Netherlands) and at the Bertelsmann Foundation (Germany) where I worked with the Sustainable Governance Indicators 2014 project. In my PhD research I developed and applied qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) as a complexity-informed method for evaluating the management and public-private partnership of infrastructure projects.
My general research focus is on collaboration in cross-sector governance networks. Within this broad theme, my research interests and activities specifically focus on the intersections of the following topics.
- Complexity Sciences
- Governance and Networks
- Infrastructure Planning
- Infrastructure Project Implementation
- Project Evaluation
- Project Management and Organization
- Public-Private Partnerships
- Qualitative Comparative Analysis
A full overview of my publications, research, teaching, and other activities can be found in my Curriculum Vitae.