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CALL FOR PAPERS: Third International Conference on Government Performance Management and Leadership
Author: Mark O. Hatfield School of Government
Posted: June 19, 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS: The Third International Conference on Government Performance Management and Leadership will be held from September 22nd - 23rd, 2013, at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. 

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We would like to inform you that on-line registration is now open for The 3rd International Conference on Government Performance Management and Leadership.

Please visit the conference website <http://www.icw2013.org> and register.
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DEADLINES

PAPER PRESENTER AND/OR VISA APPLICANT DEADLINE :  July 22nd, 2013 (Midnight Japan Standard Time)

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE :  May 7th, 2013 *

DEADLINE FOR FULL PAPER SUBMISSION :  * August 20, 2013 *

Some importance notices:

Registration for paper presenters and/or visa applicants closes on July 22, 2013 (midnight JST).

A registration confirmation email from us might be wrongly classified as spam. Please check your spam box in case you do not receive it.

Deadline for full paper submission is August 20, 2013. All the papers should be written in English. There are no specific guidelines for the full papers except the 10,000 words limit.

More practical information will be communicated via website or by email.

Please check the conference website from time to time for the latest information.

 You can always contact us by email (icw-contact@list.waseda.jp) in case of questions or remarks.

This year's theme is:

Government, Leadership, and Performance: Accelerating Innovation in Government Performance through International Partnership.

The main goal of this international conference is to convene leading scholars and practitioners to consider existing and future innovations in public sector performance management, leadership and governance. Public and nonprofit leaders across the globe are facing a varied range of challenges: “managing and measuring for results”, “meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the needs and aspirations of future generations”, “building the global and local partnership and collaborating for public value”, “managing more with less”, “being customer-driven” etc. These pressures have already resulted in major new initiatives, some of which include the creation of new performance measurement, monitoring and evaluation systems. Other new initiatives include the development of new governance processes and structures as well as new modes of leadership.

In addition to submissions from academic scholars, practitioners, and students that explore these issues in local, national, and international context, especially welcome will be submissions that illuminate some long-standing themes important to conference sponsors. These include:

  • Conceptual and working models of governance that covers the normative models of social, political, and administrative perspectives to contribute to policy implementation and public service delivery for result-oriented public management.
  • Conceptual and working models of “Performance Management” that go beyond measurement and operational issues, and which speak to broader concepts of accountability, civic engagement, government legitimacy, and trust;
  • Research and scholarship around initiatives that integrate “management” and “leadership” innovations, rather than viewing the two concepts as inherently separate or even dichotomous;
  • Innovations grounded in and/or which promote sustainable development objectives across economic, environmental, and social dimensions

In addition to specific topics relating to one or more dimensions of Governance, Leadership, and Performance, conference sponsors are also looking for content that speaks to ensuring the collaborative partnership of performance management and leadership strategies, including at the international level. Other approaches and questions of interest include the following:

  1. Evaluation of Current State of the Art.

    How well do existing governance, performance management and leadership practices contribute to creating public value? What are some of the major limitations of such practices to making progress in this arena?
  2. New Innovations.

    What emerging new governance structures and processes, performance management, and leadership tools hold significant promise, and/or have shown demonstrated success?
  3. Major Challenges.

    What are the major challenges and obstacles to the effective use of existing and new governance, performance management and leadership practices? How do such issues as data gaps, jurisdictional complexities, and public awareness pose challenges to effective performance management? What lessons have we learned about overcoming such challenges?
  4. Global context.

    What are the major challenges and obstacles to the effective use of existing and new governance, performance management and leadership practices? How do such issues as data gaps, jurisdictional complexities, and public awareness pose challenges to effective performance management? What lessons have we learned about overcoming such challenges?

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