PUBSIC Conference 2019

Innovation in Public Services and Public Policy

Jan 2019 12:45 - 17:45

Innovation is often articulated as a panacea for addressing social and economic problems in the modern world. However the models of innovation that are posed in this context both have often drawn from private sector experience in an undifferentiated way that conflates the manufacturing of products with the delivery of services, and have not taken into account he distinctive characteristics of public rather than private services.

In recent years this has begun to evolve, with an important body of knowledge on public service delivery emerging - for example, there was  a special issue of Public Management Review devoted to this topic in 2014 whilst a major research programme of the European Commission on this topic has recently been concluded (LIPSE). Previous PUBSIC Conferences have also taken place in Shanghai, Budapest and Lillehammer over the past four years.

The 4th PUBSIC Conference will now take place at Bocconi University in Milan, from lunchtime on the 23rd January – lunchtime on the 25th January 2019.

International Scientific Committee

Greta Nasi [Co-Chair] (Bocconi University, Milan), Stephen P Osborne [Co-Chair] (University of Edinburgh), Sandford Borins (University of Toronto), Taco Brandsen (Nijmegen University), Graeme Currie (University of Warwick), Ricardo Gomes (University of Brasilia), Russ Glennon (Nottingham Trent University), Gyorgy Hajnal (Corvinus University, Budapest),  Brian Head (University of Queensland), Per Laegreid (University of Bergen), Albert Meijers (Utrecht University), Toshihito Ishihara (Kwansei Gakuin University) Yijia Jing (Fudan University), Rolf Ronning (Norway Inland University of Applied Sciences), Eva Sorenson (Roskilde University), Jari Stenvall (University of Tampere), Isabel Vidal (University of Barcelona),  Richard Walker (City University of Hong Kong).

Conference Fees and registration form

Conference fee: 250 euro
Gala Dinner 24.01.2019: 50 euro

The Conference fee includes the conference program, conference material, lunches and coffee breaks.

 The registration deadline is December 19th 2018.

Speaker Information

Please submit your paper by Genuary 18th 2019
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Conference rooms are equiped with video, data projector, connected to pc, cordless microphone and blackboard.

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