Eduard Schmidt is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Public Administration of Leiden University since October 2014.
Eduard Schmidt is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Public Administration of Leiden University since October 2014. His PhD- research focusses on cutback management strategies in public sector organizations. This is a very relevant topic, since the current crisis is the deepest recession since the 1930s and cuts in the central administration are among the biggest cutbacks. Using a mixed-methods approach, Schmidt will research how top civil servants implement cutbacks within their own organization. The project is funded by the Dutch Research Council’s Research Talent Scheme (NWO Onderzoekstalent). Supervisors are prof. dr. Sandra Groeneveld and prof. dr. Steven Van de Walle (Erasmus University Rotterdam).
Eduard Schmidt (1989) finished the Research Master Public Administration & Organizational Science (a joint program of Erasmus University Rotterdam, Utrecht University and Tilburg University) in 2013. Before starting his PhD, Eduard was vice-president of the National Students Union of the Netherlands LSVb (Landelijke Studenten Vakbond) and as such responsible for public affairs. He has a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and in Public Administration & Organizational Science, both from Utrecht University.