20TH Annual Conference, Hong Kong, China
City University of Hong Kong and The Polytechnic University of Hong Kong
April 13 (Wed.)-15 (Fri.), 2016
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Deadline for Abstracts – October 19th 2015 (HKT)
The content of public management has always been evolving, and even more so in the last two decades. We have witnessed the drastic expansion of the public management realm in terms of academics and policies and practices. For example, through contracting-out and co-production, public organizations have extended their collaborative governance by involving more third parties across sectoral boundaries (i.e., citizens, private and non-profit). Furthermore, more city and local governments have built globalized partnerships with counterparts in different countries. These complicated changes have brought up many difficult but meaningful questions to public management scholars, and simultaneously driven scholars to carry out more interdisciplinary research with those in adjacent fields (e.g., political science, management, psychology, and sociology).
Practical challenges have stimulated scholarly debates and presented a great opportunity for the discipline to transform and move forward. The IRSPM 2016 therefore aims to explore these broad topics to address these changes, under the title Collaborative, Globalized and Interdisciplinary: Moving the Public Management Debate Forward.
IRSPM 2016 will feature around 50 panels. Panels, grouped under 8 headings, include topics embracing:
· New Researchers
· Global & Local Governance
· Inter-sectoral & Inter-governmental dynamics
· Public Servants: Motivation & Leadership
· Research and Knowledge Utilization
· Resources, Accountability, Technology and Financial Management
· Sectoral Challenges in Public Management
· Open panel
To submit an abstract please visit www.cityu.edu.hk/lamp/irspm and follow the instructions for the web-based conference management system. Authors will be notified by November 30th.
For queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Carlos Wing-hung LO (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Professor Richard M. Walker (City University of Hong Kong)