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IRSPM 2016 Conference – “Collaborative, Globalized and Interdisciplinary: Moving the Public Management Debate Forward”

IRSPM 2016 Conference – “Collaborative, Globalized and Interdisciplinary: Moving the Public Management Debate Forward”

This was the 20th annual conference of the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM) and the 2nd time being held in Hong Kong since 2003.  Originated in Europe, IRSPM has built itself into a leading and flourishing international research community of public management researchers from all over the world. It provides a platform for members to share research findings and explore emerging issues in public administration.

More than 450 papers were presented in 160 sessions grouped under 8 Panel Topics and 4 provocation panels.   On top of them was a "Roundtable on Governance Challenges for Hong Kong" with past and present government officials and public organization executives to talk about governance and policy formation in HK and to give the audience a taste of the city.  Another major attraction was the Editors’ Forum joined by Editors of leading journals including Public Management Review, International Public Management Journal, Public Administration, Public Administration Review, Australian Journal of Public Administration, and Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory with the topic on publishing academic papers in top-tier public management journals.