It is somewhat of a truism to say that public services are under considerable pressure. The ongoing impact of austerity and the likely effects of Brexit presents an ever more complex environment for the public sector in the United Kingdom and Ireland. While change is and has generally been, a constant, the discontinuous nature of the current public sector landscape represents a unique challenge to public management focused academics and practitioners alike.
Public services find themselves facing a range of challenges: demographic changes, technological changes, austerity, and Brexit. These challenges are not unique to regions or states but cross boundaries and borders throughout the UK and Ireland. Varying degrees of devolution across Great Britain and Northern Ireland have stimulated divergence in approaches, attitudes, and the ability of public services to navigate this complexity.
We are interested in exploring how public services across the UK and Ireland are addressing these service challenges. Communities, residents, and businesses are increasingly mobile, and public service boundaries may become limiting factors, whilst users of public services are expecting increasing personalization. This one-day seminar is an opportunity for academics and practitioners with an interest in public management and citizen-centred policy-making to explore the dimensions of the current environment and look to the future.
There will also be a practitioner-led discussion roundtable on the empirical and practical challenges of public management. The purpose of these sessions will be to provoke debate and future research avenues.
The event will take place on the 11th and 12th of February 2020.
Who Should Attend
PhD/early career researchers and established scholars interested in contemporary management of public services, Brexit, and citizen-centred policy or management.
Benefits of Attendance
- An understanding of the impact Brexit has had and will have on public services
- Insights into a practitioner perspective on contemporary public management and future research avenues
- An awareness of current thinking around citizen-centred public policy processes
Queen's University Management School,
Riddel Hall, 185 Stranmillis Road
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Paper Submission Details
The call for papers deadline is 24 January 2020. Please submit your paper to Dr Russ Glennon at R.Glennon@mmu.ac.uk
We are looking for short, conceptual, polemical or discussion papers around the concepts of boundaries, liminality, and public value and how public services might face the future, as uncertain as that may be.
Speakers will be confirmed at a later date.
Please view provisional schedule below:
11th Feb 2020 Evening – dinner sponsored by William J. Clinton Leadership Institute at Queen’s Management School, more details TBC closer to the date
12th Feb 2020 Day of the event
09:30-10:00 - Coffee and registration
10:00-12:30 - Paper panel
12:30-13:30 - Lunch
13:30-15:30 - Roundtable panel with leading practitioners and Q&A session
15:30-15:45 - Break
15:45-16:30 - Roundup and future research directions
16:30 - Event closes
Public Management & Governance SIG, Organizational Transformation, Change & Development SIG, Irish Academy of Management's Strategy SIG
Delegates attending the event are invited to a dinner on Tuesday evening, being hosted and paid for by the Clinton Institute as a networking opportunity.
For specific information about this event please contact the workshop facilitators: Dr Joanne Murphy (firstname.lastname@example.org) , Dr Russ Glennon (R.Glennon@mmu.ac.uk) and Prof Robert Galavan (email@example.com)
For general enquiries please contact Raluca Stroe at the BAM Office on +44(0)2073837770, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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£10 for BAM students
£35 for Non-members
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