Interest Groups

A Special Interest Group (SIG) is a strategy used by the IRSPM scholarly community to identify, develop, promote and support discreet new research fields that enhance the depth and breadth of public administration research. SIGs complement the existing streams of research - harnessing the latest innovations, anchored within an establish group of  scholars so that new and existing researchers can benefit from sharing ideas using networking opportunities (both online and face to face). There are presently ten SIGs associated with IRSPM: Each SIG organises its own activities as well as participating in the IRSPM conference.

Accounting & accountability

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

Complexity & network governance

Two dominant perspectives in public administration and public management research

Design-led approaches

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

Governing & managing hybridity

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

Healthcare management

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

Public sector human resources

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

Local governance

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

New researchers

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

Practice panel

Connecting Public Management researchers and practitioners for improved outcomes

Public service motivation

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

Civil society and community self-organizations

Advancing knowledge about their role in public participation and public service (co-) production in the New Public Governance Area

Agile and digital transformation of the public sector

We create and enhance a community of scholars and practitioners interested in the digital and agile transformation of public organizations

Ethics, Anti-corruption and Integrity Management in the Public Sector

The Integrity SIG at IRSPM focuses on promoting ethics and fighting corruption in public management, aiming to foster a culture of transparency and accountability worldwide

Behavioural & Experimental Public Management

We are a community of scholars developing and implementing behavioural and experimental approaches to public management research and practice

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