Connecting public management researchers, policy and practice

The International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM) develops and supports research about public management and public policy implementation amongst the international research community. It aims to facilitate the creation and dissemination of new knowledge and understanding across this community and into policy and practice.

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Call for Panel Proposals is open!

IRSPM board cordially invites you to submit Panel proposals for the Annual IRSPM Conference to be held in Budapest, Hungary from the 3rd – 5th April 2023 hosted by the Corvinus University of Budapest.

The theme of the IRSPM Conference 2023 is:

United or divided? Public value(s), Management and Governance in turbulent times

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08 June 2022

IRSPM Conference 2023 will take place in Budapest

We are happy to announce that IRSPM next conference 2023 will take place in Budapest, Hungary and hosted by Corvinus University of Budapest.

Save the dates 3 - 5 April 2023 in your calendar!

More information about call for panel proposals and other key dates will follow soon.

12 April 2022

IRSPM Board election results 2022

The annual IRSPM board elections took place in January and the results are now announced. Please join us in welcoming new and bid farewell to our outgoing IRSPM board members.

12 April 2022

Conference 2022 Full programme is online!

Our full conference programme is now online! Do not miss out and register for our 2nd virtual conference that will take place on 19 - 22 April.

Our Special Interest Groups

Accounting & accountability

We advance knowledge, empower researchers and engage with practitioners to address issues and puzzles of accounting and accountability in public services

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Complexity & network governance

Two dominant perspectives in public administration and public management research

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Design-led approaches

The application of design to policy ideation, department workflow and public feedback

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Governing & managing hybridity

Joining researchers from traditionally separate areas of study to have an open debate on governing

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Healthcare management

Fostering international debate on the role of management technologies and logics in healthcare paradigm shifts

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Public sector human resources

Providing a collaborative platform for researchers to develop their research, expert knowledge, co-authorship networks, and grant applications

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Local governance

Supporting the development of an international, worldwide network of researchers in the area of local governance

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New researchers

The international network for future academic leaders in the field of public management for doctoral students and young academics

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Practice panel

Connecting Public Management researchers and practitioners for improved outcomes

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Public service motivation

A leading forum for junior and senior scholars researching questions about motivations in the public sector and beyond

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Subscribe to PMR and other journals in the field

Public Management Review is the adopted journal of IRSPM. It is an internationally renowned journal of public management edited by Professor Stephen P Osborne and supported by a very active editorial board. It has a worldwide focus, encourages cross-national and comparative research articles, and promotes inter-disciplinary work.

Thanks to an agreement with Routledge,  IRSPM members are able to subscribe to PMR for a heavily discounted rate which includes access to current and early view articles, as well as the full archive of past editions of the journal. Members can also choose to subscribe to PMR as part of a package of public management journals.

Become a member

Membership of IRSPM means belonging to an international network of researchers in the areas of public management and public policy implementation.

IRSPM provides a platform and support for multi-disciplinary and inter disciplinary research, and has 10 active Special Interest Groups, including one for Early Career Researchers.

Other membership benefits include discounted rates for our conferences, and the option to subscribe to PMR for a great rate.