Deborah Agostino (Polimi)
The EIASM Public Sector conference welcomes contributions on all aspects of everyday life in public sector organizations. This forum is a conference for scholarly debate on the challenges facing public services in the 21st century. This includes the manner in which public service organizations respond to a recessionary environment. It also includes the impact of changes in technology on public services and the sustainability agenda. Structural changes in service delivery, with more network organizations, are also of interest. The interplay of public, private and nonprofit organizations in public service challenges is also of interest. The manner in which accounting informs or fails to inform public policy is also relevant to this conference. This conference is also interested in specific changes in public sector accounting such as the adoption of IPSAS. There will also be a special track on Audit with a special issue of Financial Accountability & Management planned for this track – see more details below.
This conference welcomes interdisciplinary perspectives on public sector issues. Accounting, Accountability and Governance in public services as captured through the lens of public management, public administration, public policy, and social theory are all of interest for this event.
This Call includes an interest in papers on the manner in which public services are managed and the role of accounting, performance and accountability information in management control. Research papers on the intersection of accounting practice, management styles and public policy are also welcomed. Studies of the nature of, and innovations in, accounting and auditing practices in action across the entire spectrum of public service organizations – central and regional government, local government, health care organizations, non governmental public sector bodies and agencies – are of particular interest for this conference.
Research papers which adopt a variety of methodological approaches are of interest to this conference. This includes studies which based on in depth case studies of particular organizations; surveys of public sector organizations; historical studies of public sector bodies; observational studies; archival research and discussion papers on matters of contemporary debate.
In the selection of papers for this conference both extended abstracts and full papers will be considered for inclusion in the programme, but preference will be given to full papers by the Scientific Committee
Extended abstracts (2 pages) or full papers are due by 27 February 2018. Extended abstracts should provide information on the theme of the paper, the theory used, the research method applied and a summary of the results. Acceptance of an extended abstract is conditional upon submission of your full paper. There are no other formatting guidelines.
Submission of papers/complete abstracts (including the YSP): 27 February 2018
The academic programme will start on September 4, at 13h (preceded by lunch) and will end on September 6 at around 17h.
Young scholars are included as members of the full conference. However, there will be a separate track for the Young Scholars program organised by Michela Arnaboldi and Tjerk Budding, which will take place on Monday pm and Tuesday am at the School of Economics and Management. Young scholars are invited to submit a research proposal (including a literature review, research questions and research design). The authors of the selected research proposals participate in the conference by (1) having a round table discussion of their research and (2) and being a discussant on one of the presentations by another of the Young Scholars. This format has been devised with the purpose of providing constructive suggestions for improving the papers of Young Scholars.
To submit your paper use the online submission link for the main event and use as format of your title - "YSP - Title of your paper"
The Best Paper award is named the 'JUNE PALLOT PRIZE' .The winner of the prize for the Best Conference Paper will be presented with an engraved quaich.
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