Ileana Steccolini (Essex, Chair)
The EIASM Public Sector Conference welcomes contributions on all aspects of everyday life in public services accounting, accountability and management, providing a forum for scholarly debate on the challenges facing public services in the 21st century.
Societies, organizations and individuals are faced by wicked issues, slow-burning crises, such as climate change and migration movements, rising inequalities and poverty, as well as sudden shocks, such as the recent Covid-19 pandemics, or natural disasters. These big challenges require collective and concerted action to tackle them, with a relevant role played by governments, and supranational, transnational, and international institutions, in providing services, policies, and forms of coordination and governance to address them. This also places increased pressure on public services and public sector organizations, which need to seek ways of remaining financially viable, resilient and sustainable, and accountable to the public.
In such a setting, on the one hand, state-citizens interactions are being redefined by processes of digitalization, increasing centrality of social media and platforms, and by emerging forms of direct participation and co-production, seeking new ways of citizens’ inclusion, representation, and involvement in the planning, delivery and evaluation of public services and policies. On the other hand, public policies and services are being increasingly provided via a combination of public and private efforts, bringing about a “shared” public space where public and private actors interact to define what public value should be, and how to create and measure it. These evolutions shape, and are, in turn, shaped, by administrative capacities, management, accounting and accountability systems.
The EIASM Public Sector Conference welcomes contributions based on interdisciplinary perspectives on these and similar issues, including accounting, accountability, governance, budgeting, auditing, reporting, financial management and management in public services, as captured through the lens of accounting, public management, public administration, public policy, and other organizational and social theories.
Among other topics, papers are encouraged that cover issues such as:
Research papers which adopt a variety of methodological approaches are of interest to this conference. This includes for example studies 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; literature reviews.
Submission deadline full papers: 1 May 2024
The 2024 ESP will take place on September 16th, 2024. More details to follow.
To be announced.
A special issue of papers from the conference will be hosted by Financial Accountability & Management. Details will be communicated in due course.
A panel debate will take place to mark the 40th anniversary of Financial Accountability & Management.
FEES - to be announced
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