Public Management

58) Public Management - General Track

58 a) New Sub Track: Management of emergency response services: bridging the theory-practise divide

This new track provides a timely focus to the wider issue of emergency services research within the European context and will provide a platform to debate theoretical and methodological foundations of management research about emergency services, an area which is clearly under researched. The track is led by Dr Paresh Wankhade, Editor, International Journal of Emergency Services.

59) Management Research in Healthcare Organisations

60) Public Value, Public Services and Performance Management

61) Universities as Democratised Organisations - Bringing Organisation Research Back to University Governance

Aim & scope: The Public Management Special Interest Group aims at promoting research and networking interests in the governance, organization and management of public administrations and public services by providing a wide-ranging, authoritative and internationally-focused forum to discuss major developments and key debates in the field.

Conferences develop around different streams of papers on both well-established topics (network management, performance management, quality improvement, strategic management, budgeting and accounting, organizational behaviour, human resources management, ethics and trust, etc.) and in different policy sectors (healthcare, cultural heritage, education, public utilities). It also strongly promotes the development of novel research agendas.

Members: The SIG is opened to public management scholars and welcomes practitioner engagement. Though having a strong European base, researchers from other continents are welcome. Cross-country comparisons strongly encouraged.


o Denita CEPIKU, SIG Chair (University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, IT)
o Jane BROADBENT, Chair elect responsible for the overall academic quality in the SIG (Roehampton University, UK)
o Robert FOUCHET, Program chair elect responsible for preconference and professional development activities (Paul Cezanne University, FR)
o Ricardo MUSSARI, Program chair in charge of the program and reviewing (University of Siena, IT)
o Marco MENEGUZZO, Chair with a main responsibility for succession, (University of “Tor Vergata”, IT & University of Lugano, CH)
o Reto STEINER, Chair with a main responsibility for (paper & referee) rewards (University of Bern, CH)
Other officers:
o Cristina MITITELU, Secretary
o Andrea BONOMI SAVIGNON, Coordination of editorial activities (journals' special issues and
o proceedings)
o Luigi CORVO & Gloria FIORANI, Communication strategy (website, circulation of call for papers and program, contributions to EURAM newsletter, etc.)
o Andrea BONOMI SAVIGNON, Treasurer

The governance of the Public Management SIG is based on the following principles:

• A participatory approach to managing and coordinating the SIG is adopted, sharing the track coordination responsibility with different colleagues.
• Distinctive characteristics of the EURAM track – such as the management perspective and the appropriate use interdisciplinary perspectives – are enhanced and a collaboration strategy with other major international conferences on public management and public administration is adopted. The SIG chairs are active members of the main international networks in public management (the International Research Society on Public Management, the European Group on Public Administration and the International Public Management Network).
• The development of collaborative research and joint publications is encouraged, also promoting the organization of journal special issues.
• Specific attention is paid to strengthening the dialogue between academia and practice in public management.
• In the longer term, collaborative relations – through jointly organized activities – with other EURAM SIGs on issues of common interest will be established.

International Journal of Emergency Services best paper award at the Management of emergency response services: bridging the theory-practise divide sub-track:

Emerald Group Publishing and the International Journal of Emergency Services (IJES) are pleased to offer the author of the best paper of the Management of emergency response services: bridging the theory-practise divide track a cash prize, a Best Paper award certificate, an invitation to be considered for publication in IJES and one year complimentary online access to the journal. The second best paper will also be considered for publication in IJES and the winners will receive one year complimentary online access to the journal. For more information on IJES and submission guidelines, please go to

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