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 organisations that operate for the benefit of the community, be they public or private. Key issues include network management, performance management, organisation and HRM, social innovation, social responsibility, accounting and accountability, marketing and fundraising, leadership. We especially welcome topic proposals focusing on collaborative governance (networks and co- production), social innovation, management of hybrid organisations and the creation of public value at the intersection between public and private domains. We encourage envisioning topics and symposia proposals that could be managed in partnership with another SIG.
GT 11_00 Public and Non-Profit Management General Track
PUBLIC MANAGEMENT & NON-PROFIT MANAGEMENT SIG STANDING TRACKS
The track chairs welcome papers dealing with the multiplicity of governance arrangements promoting the public interest.
These have endured a shift from the traditional Weberian public administration to forms emulating business models to public governance hybrid solutions based on collaboration and co-production. The public sector has become more fragmented and multifaceted, while the shift in expectations by citizens make them now keener to engage in policy-making and service delivery.
Public, non- and for-profit organizations serve the public interest, autonomously, in competition or in collaboration with each other, in healthcare, culture, education, security, territorial development, utilities, and other sectors.
The public governance literature entails a renewed and more specific attention to management across the boundaries of the public sphere; namely, to business-government relations and non-profit government relations. The role of government, however, is not limited to that of a network facilitator. Especially in the current global crisis, it has a key role in ensuring important values for Europe such as equity, sustainability, and democracy.
The Public and Non-Profit Management general track aims at gathering and promoting confrontation between engaged scholars investigating the role of public and no-profit management for the pursuit of public interest aims.
ST 11_01 Healthcare Management Research
This standing track is organized to facilitate sharing of research concerning the health of the population and the ways to organize healthcare services more effectively and efficiently. Studies of cooperative strategies of hospital networks, physician referral practices, public and private partnerships, and other efforts that improve outcomes may be emphasized. Papers on patient safety and satisfaction, workforce issues including quality of work life and employee satisfaction, evidence-based management decision making, innovative practices, and efficient reallocation of health services are welcome. Submissions may include conceptual papers as well as qualitative and empirical studies.
ST 11_02 Governance of Public and Non-Profit Organisations
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 play their proper roles. This track should provide a forum for scholars from different SIGs for exchanging and developing their research in the specific field.
Subjects of interest include 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; Governance of State-Owned Enterprises.
ST 11_03 Accounting, Accountability and Sustainability in Public and Non-Profit Organizations
This track aims to bring together researchers from the areas of accounting, accountability, CSR and sustainable management with those focussing on public sector and non-profit management. In particular, we would like to attract theoretical and empirical papers addressing the following issues: Accounting, Accountability, Sustainability and social responsibility, Social reporting, Public Value, Public governance, Ethics, Social partnerships, Stakeholders engagement, Performance Management, Corporate social disclosure, Measuring social impact, Social innovation.
ST 11_04 Management and Governance of Culture, Heritage and Tourism
The applications of management to the culture, heritage and tourism is 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 this issue 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.