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The Politics of Performance Management and Measurement in the Public Sector

European Group of Public Administration, Study Group on Performance in the Public Sector

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Published on Thursday, January 13, 2011 by Loïc Le Pape

Summary

The EGPA Study Group on Performance in the Public Sector studies aspects of public sector performance. After the successful meeting last year in Toulouse, we again invite papers focusing on the politics of performance management and measurement in the public sector to continue the debate at the 2011 conference in Bucharest.

Announcement

The meeting will consist of a number of highly focused, intensive sessions combining papers using similar theoretical or empirical approaches, and a number of open sessions that will be used to discuss work in progress and innovative approaches. An invited keynote will introduce key issues, and a panel will discuss prospects for a new research agenda on the politics of performance.

We invite empirical, conceptual or theoretical papers studying the politics of public performance management and measurement from different theoretical and empirical perspectives. Relevant topics include, among others:

  • Framing contests in the development of performance measurement and management systems
  • Turf wars in the decision-making about and the operations of  performance systems
  • Negotiations between principals and agents or between equal partners about the indicators to be used to measure performance, progress, compliance etc. in contracts, networks, or policies.
  • Evidence about the scope and real effects of coping strategies developed in reaction to indicators systems
  • Bureau-political dynamics that performance management engenders in organizations

Study Group website: http://www.publicsectorperformance.eu

Practical information on the EGPA 2011 conference, and the other Study Groups, can soon be found on the dedicated conference website http://www.egpa2011.com

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

  • name,
  • affiliation
  • contact information of the author(s)
  • 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)
The deadline for the submission of abstracts is :

May 1st, 2011.

Papers will be selected by the chairpersons no later than June 1st 2011.
Authors whose abstracts have been accepted should dispatch their completed text to the chairpersons and to f.maron@iias-iisa.org, by 31 July 2011 at the latest.
  • Steven Van de Walle
  • Wouter Van Dooren
  • Kai Wegrich

Places

  • Bucharest (Roumanie)
    Bucharest, Romania

Date(s)

  • Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Keywords

  • administration publique, performance, service public

Contact(s)

  • Steven Van de Walle
    courriel : steven [dot] vandewalle [at] soc [dot] kuleuven [dot] ac [dot] be
  • Wouter Van Dooren
    courriel : wouter [dot] vandooren [at] ua [dot] ac [dot] be

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Steven Van de Walle
    courriel : steven [dot] vandewalle [at] soc [dot] kuleuven [dot] ac [dot] be

To cite this announcement

« The Politics of Performance Management and Measurement in the Public Sector », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Thursday, January 13, 2011, https://calenda.org/203031

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