Welcome to SIG 11: Public and Non-Profit Management
The Public and Non-Profit Management SIG aims at providing an authoritative and internationally focused forum to discuss major developments in the area of governance and management of public interest. Such focus allows embracing all organizations pursuing public outcomes, be they public, non- or for-profit. These operate in healthcare, culture, education, utilities sectors and key issues include network management, performance evaluation, organisation, and HRM, social innovation, social responsibility, and accountability.
Papers presented at annual conferences and SIG winter workshops are selected for edited books, such as the Emerald Series "Studies in Public and Non-Profit Governance,” and special issues of the International Journal of Public Sector Management.
SIG Call for Chapters: Emerald Book Series 'Studies in Public and Non-Profit Governance'
As part of the editorial initiatives of SIG PNPM, a Call for Chapters for an edited book on 'Hybridity and Cross-Sectoral Relations in the Delivery of Public Services' has just been launched.
The book will be edited by Luca Gnan, Alessandro Hinna, Fabio Monteduro and Andrea Bonomi Savignon (University of Rome Tor Vergata) as part of the series 'Studies in Public and Non-Profit Governance (SPNPG)', an annual series publishing double-blind peer reviewed articles for Emerald Publishing.
Submission of papers presented in recent and current EURAM conferences, and fitting the theme of the call, is encouraged and welcome.
The deadline for submission of full chapters is April 3rd.
Full details and guidelines about the call are available here: http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/books/news_story.htm?id=7118
Call for Papers: EURAM 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland
For full details and how to submit: http://www.euramonline.org/programme2017/tracks/sig-11-public-and-non-profit-management-pm-npm-2.html
SIG General Track
Public and Non-Profit Management
The track deals with the multiplicity of governance arrangements promoting the public interest. In the journey from the Weberian public administration to the NPM and to public governance, the public sector has become more fragmented and multifaceted, while new expectations by citizens make them keener to engage in policy-making and service delivery. Hybrid solutions based on collaboration and co-production have become pervasive and in demand of new theories to guide their management. The Public and Non-Profit Management general track aims at gathering and promoting confrontation between engaged scholars investigating the role of public and non-profit management for the pursuit of public interest aims.
Keywords: Public interest; Public administration; Governance; Participation; Performance management; Social innovation.
SIG Standing Tracks
Healthcare Management Research
Research is solicited that identifies better ways to organize healthcare and to bring democratic processes into improvement of health. Attention might address methods to improve patient safety, quality of work life and employee satisfaction, and the effects of organizational downsizing from budget reductions. The effect of mergers and consolidations need to be measured. Analyses need to assess new organizational practices, multilevel governmental systems involved in healthcare delivery, alternative governance systems, organizational and work redesign, emergent patterns of action and clinical pathways, and the positive as well as harmful effects of these actions. Submissions of conceptual and empirical papers are welcome.
Keywords: Managed care; Evidence-based management; Patient Safety and quality; Healthcare networks; Health; Cooperative strategies.
Governance of Public and Non-Profit Organizations
This track is developed around the following key points: (1) the definition of theoretical components that assign an innovation role to governance systems in public and non-profit organizations; (2) a deeper analysis of governance mechanisms in their relationships with both external (stakeholders) and internal (management) actors; (3) the conditions, which enable governance mechanisms to effectively cover their own roles.
Subjects of interest include - but are not limited to - the following:
- The Role, the Behaviour and the Effectiveness of the Public and Non-Profit Boards,
- The Multi-Level and Multi-Faceted Nature of Governance in Public and Non-Profit Sector,
- Capturing Governance Changes and Dynamics: Evidence from Qualitative and Longitudinal Research Studies.
Keywords: Governance; Public & NPO Organizations; Public Value; Board of directors; State owned enterprises.
Accountability, Accountability and Sustainability in Public and Non-Profit Organizations
The crisis of legitimacy of public and non-profit organizations is a high-ranking issue in most industrialized countries. In turbulent times, these organizations are called to be more accountable, sustainable and to act ethically and social responsibly. Therefore, debating on these issues means to rethink their aims and role in society. Public and non-profit organizations are called to revise their relation with the stakeholders and community, the way they operate and their overall mission. This track aims to bring together researchers from the area of CSR with those focusing on public value, ethics, citizens engagement, public and non-profit accountability.
Keywords: Sustainability; Corporate Social Responsibility; Accountability; Public Governance.
SIG Conference Topic 2017
Management and Governance of Culture, Heritage and Tourism
The applications of management to the arts, culture and heritage as well as to tourism are a subject that has gained an increasing relevance over the last decade. Despite such a growing body of literature, we believe that the understanding of the introduction of management in the arts, culture, and heritage as well as in tourism is still limited and that there are several managerial and organizational challenges worth to be investigated. Thus, the aim of this track is to contribute to extant debate by encouraging scholars to discuss about new lines of inquiry, and widen the overall spectrum of perspectives, methodological tools and expected contributions to extant literature.
Keywords: Cultural Industries; Management of cultural heritage; Creative workers.
Highlights: SIG 11 @ Paris 2016
Following are some of the highlights and plenary events of the past edition of Public and Non-Profit Management SIG held at the 2016 Conference in Paris, France (Universitè Paris-Est).
You may download the complete SIG Programme for 2016 here.
PNPM SIG Kick-off Meeting
June 1, 9.00 - 10.30 - Langues Building, Room 204
Understanding cooperation between government and citizens. Perspectives and methodologies from the OECD “Trust in Public Institutions” Project
Paloma Baena Olabe - Senior Policy & Strategy Advisor, Public Sector Integrity Division, OECD
Conal Smith - Project Leader, Statistics Directorate, OECD
Andrea Bonomi Savignon - Public and Non-Profit Management SIG Program Chair, University of Rome Tor Vergata
Development Working Groups
June 2, from 9.00
DWG 4: COMPETENCY MEASUREMENT IN HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT EDUCATION AND PRACTICE. Coordinator: Stefan Kunz
DWG 14: LEADERSHIP MODELS FOR THE NEW NON-PROFITS: THE TEAL REVOLUTION. Coordinator: Dorota Bourne (co-sponsored with SIG Business for Society)
DWG 17: OPEN INNOVATION LABORATORIES: PLATFORMS FOR COLLABORATIVE MANAGEMENT RESEARCH? Coordinator: Kathrin Moeslein (co-sponsored with SIG Innovation)
PNPM SIG Plenary Meeting
June 2, 16.30 - 18.00
The Best Paper Award will be presented at the Plenary Meeting: it is awarded in partnership with the International Journal of Public Sector Management and sponsored by its editor, Emerald.
PNPM SIG Networking Dinner
Thursday, June 2nd – 20:30
Sponsored by the University of Alabama at Birmingham.