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13TH INTERNATIONAL EIASM PUBLIC SECTOR CONFERENCE - PUBLIC SERVICE ACCOUNTING, ACCOUNTABILITY AND MANAGEMENT


STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, SEPTEMBER 16-18, 2024
CO-ORGANISED WITH

CHAIRPERSON

Ileana Steccolini
Professor of Accounting and Public Management
University of Essex, Colchester, UK
University of Bologna, Italy

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Fredrik Svärdsten
Assistant Professor, Stockholm Business School, Stockholm University,  Sweden

 
Maria Mårtensson Hansson
Professor, Linnaeus University and Stockholm Center for Organizational Research (SCORE), Sweden
Cristian Lagström
Assistant Professor, Stockholm Business School, Stockholm University,  Sweden

 
Gunilla Eklöv Alander
Assistant Professor, Stockholm Business School, Stockholm University,  Sweden
 

Kim Eriksson
Assistant Professor, Linnaeus University, Sweden


   
 

 


Eva Wittbom
Assistant Professor, Stockholm Business School, Stockholm University, Sweden 


 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Professor Lee D. Parker

Research Professor in Accounting 
Adam Smith Business School
The University of Glasgow
Joint Founding Editor
Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal,
United Kingdom



Claudia Gardberg Morner

Deputy Auditor General at the Swedish National Audit Office,
Stockholm, Sweden

 

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Ileana Steccolini (Essex, Chair)
Deborah Agostino (Polimi)
Michela Arnaboldi (Polimi)
Tjerk Budding (Amsterdam)
Maria Fernandes (IPCA)
Javier García Lacalle (Zaragoza)
Patricia Gomes (IPCA)
Tom Groot (Amsterdam)
James Guthrie (Macquarie)
Nathalie Halgand (Nantes)
Noel Hyndman (QUB)
Åge Johnsen (Oslo)
Mariannunziata Liguori (Durham)
Riccardo Mussari (Siena)
Vicente Pina (Zaragoza)
Anna Thomasson (Copenhagen)
Lourdes Torres (Zaragoza)

CALL FOR FULL PAPERS

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:
 
  • Reactions to and coping with crises, wicked issues, and uncertainty in unstable environments;
  • Defining, managing, assessing and reporting against public value; 
  • New perspectives on publicness, public values, accounting and accountability;
  • The use and role of new, digital technologies and their effects on public services and sustainability;
  • The use and role of accounting, performance measurement and accountability systems to inform, run and appraise public services;
  • New forms of citizens-state interactions, and implications for accounting, management, and accountability;
  • Uses and users of accounting information;
  • The ways in which accounting, accountability and performance measurement systems are implicated in the delivery of public services, including when this is the result of a dynamic interplay among, public, private and not for profit organizations, and citizens;
  • Specific changes and innovations in public sector accounting, performance measurement and auditing, such as the adoption and use of IPSAS;
  • The link and interplay between accounting and politics/policy.
 
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.
 

DEADLINES

Submission deadline full papers: 1 May 2024
Notification: between 27 - 31 May 2024
Registration of authors: 29 June 2024
Final paper submission: 26 July 2024

EMERGING SCHOLARS PROGRAMME

The 2024 ESP will take place on September 16th, 2024. More details to follow.

PROGRAM

To be announced. 

SPECIAL ISSUE

A special issue of papers from the conference will be hosted by Financial Accountability & Management. Details will be communicated in due course. 

40th ANNIVERSARY OF FAM

A panel debate will take place to mark the 40th anniversary of Financial Accountability & Management.

PRACTICALITIES

FEES - to be announced

VENUE
Stockholm Business School
Stockholm University  
 

 

ADMINISTRATION

Ms. Cristina Setyar - EIASM Conference Manager
EIASM - RUE FOSSÉ AUX LOUPS - 38 - BOX 3 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 69 - Fax:
Email: setyar@eiasm.be