Save the date: 18th – 19th of July 2019


Innovative Governance Trends and Challenges

Download the full Call for Papers (PDF) IPMN Call For Papers 14th of February 2019.

New Public Management (NPM) was a real intellectual revolution according to Hood (1991) through its promotion of a new model of public governance (Osborne et al., 2010). It aimed in particular at integrating innovation, creating a closer link between public organizations and their users, or “customers”, and promoting the transformation of these organizations. Innovation is considered as the key element of good governance and promoted to cope with the bureaucratic issues. Innovation is perceived as an antidote against administration deficiencies, whereas it enables the construction of a new process and a collective capacity aiming at reducing non-desirable consequences that would otherwise result from bureaucratic problems.

Innovation has spread around the world from the private sector to governments and public service organizations. It has increasingly become a leading topic in political and administrative discourse, innovation is now widely seen as a promising driver of public service improvement (Damanpour and Schneider 2009; Walker 2006).

The heated debate on the real potential of innovation within modern governments arises from the awareness that current design of public policy and implementation are likely to produce an alarming social and public value decline as well as administration shortcomings. This point is particularly relevant when considering the important role citizen trust in government plays in shaping not only accountability, but also citizen responses to innovation. All told, the complex relationship between innovative activity and public service performance, which is of great theoretical and practical interest.

This conference addresses multifaceted dimensions of innovation and governance, reflecting the diverse efforts and experiences of different societies in improving performance and accountability. Theoretical and empirical papers, particularly comparative studies across different cities either in the same or different countries, are encouraged.

Debating issues
The submitted papers should address one of the following topics and debating issues including, but not limited to:
• Sub-theme 1: Global perspectives on Innovation and Governance
• Sub-theme 2: Governance and performance management through Reform and Innovation of State and Local Authorities
• Sub-theme 3: Sustainability, ethics, responsibility and public administration
• Sub-theme 4: Collaborative governance: models, experience and challenges
• Sub-theme 5: Public-private partnerships, leadership development and strategic HRM

Chairman organizing committee
Dr. Roula Masou Associate Professor, ESSCA School of Management, France.

Key notes speakers
Pr. Ines Mergel, Professor of Public Administration, Fellow National Academy of  Public Administration, Department of Politics and Public   Administration at University of Konstanz

Pr. Gregg Van Ryzin, Co-Director, Centre for Experimental and Behavioural Public Administration (CEBPA), School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers University-Newark.


Details for this year’s IPMN conference
The ESSCA School of Management and the International Public Management Network (IPMN) will address these topics during the 23rd IPMN annual conference. The conference will be held at the ESSCA campus in Paris on 18th – 19th of July 2019.

This call is for research papers from scholars at all levels, including postgraduate students, from all disciplines of the social sciences, as well as for contributions from interested practitioners.

The best papers presented at the conference could possibly be eligible for publication in one of these journals: International Management (MI), Gestion Management Public (GMP) and International Public Management Journal (IPMJ).

Papers format, key dates and publication opportunities Participants who wish to present their research at the IPMN 2019 conference are welcome to send an extended abstract in WORD FORMAT (.doc or .docx) according to the following guidelines:

• Each abstract should include
• Title of the proposed article
• Authors’ information,
• Abstract text of 500 words
• Max. 5 keywords
• Paper type (Academic/Practical)
• Bibliographical references

A first draft of the abstract is due by 1st of March 2019, and must be submitted to
There are no registration fees to attend this 23rd IPMN conference.

For all information, please download the full Call for Papers (PDF) here: IPMN Call For Papers 14th of February 2019

Cite this article as: Masou Roula “Conference – 18-19 July 2019(Paris) – Call for Papers – Innovative Governance Trends and Challenges – 23rd IPMN Conference,” in EU-Asia Institute, 10 January 2019,

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