PSG II: Performance in Public Sector

2014 special theme: Performance management and collaboration

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We know a fair deal about goal setting, performance measurement and performance information utilization within organizations and in hierarchically ordered inter-organizational settings. We know less, however, about performance management practice and its utility in more complex governance settings. For the 2014 conference SGII especially encourage papers that analyze the use, non-use and adaptation of performance management in public service collaborations and partnerships between public, private and voluntary organizations, and between public sector organizations at different levels of government. Important questions include the following: Is the value of performance management limited to simpler governance settings or can it also help coordinate and steer collaborations? How is agreement reached on goals, and does integrative, consensus-oriented processes produce voluminous goal-sets without steering effects? How do decision makers interpret performance feedback in light of cross-cutting objectives?

Please submit a short abstract outlining (max 2p.)

  • the title of the paper
  • the argument and contents of the paper
  • the research method of your contribution, and the empirical material to be used (if applicable)
  • name, affiliation, and contact information of the author(s)

Key Dates and Deadlines

Proposals should be uploaded through the submission page

  • Deadline for online submission of abstracts proposals: EXTENDED TO 31  MAY 2014
  • Deadline for decision and selection by the co-chairs: 15 June 2014
  • Deadline for submitting the complete papers: 5 August 2014

Study Group Co-Chairs


International Institute of Administrative Sciences
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1040 Brussels (Belgium)
Phone : +32-(0)2-536.08.80
Fax : +32-(0)2-537.97.02
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