The 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference

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In the conference participated 317 participants

Conference programme published

Almost 250 conference participants from 36 countries participated

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...Sessions were interesting, scholars were engaging and all the social events were amazing!

B.K., Kazakhstan, 26th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2018, Iasi

Excellent organization, excellent food. Compliments to the organizers, they did a wonderful job!

V.J., Netherlands, 26th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2018, Iasi

...I must say that the PhD pre-conference seminar was the most useful seminar of my life. Very well...

K.V., Czech Republic, 26th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2018, Iasi

... I would even argue that they are the very best - both in terms of scientific content and also entertainment…

P.W., Denmark, 26th NISPAcee Annual Conference 2018, Iasi

An opportunity to learn from other researchers and other countries' experiences on certain topics.

G.A.C., Hungary, 25th Conference 2017, Kazan

Very well organised, excellent programme and fruitful discussions.

M.M.S., Slovakia, 25th Conference 2017, Kazan

The NISPAcee conference remains a very interesting conference.

M.D.V., Netherlands, 25th Conference 2017, Kazan

Thank you for the opportunity to be there, and for the work of the organisers.

D.Z., Hungary, 24th Conference 2016, Zagreb

Well organized, as always. Excellent conference topic and paper selection.

M.S., Serbia, 23rd Conference 2015, Georgia

Perfect conference. Well organised. Very informative.

M.deV., Netherlands, 22nd Conference 2014, Hungary

Excellent conference. Congratulations!

S. C., United States, 20th Conference 2012, Republic of Macedonia

Thanks for organising the pre-conference activity. I benefited significantly!

R. U., Uzbekistan, 19th Conference, Varna 2011

Each information I got, was received perfectly in time!

L. S., Latvia, 21st Conference 2013, Serbia

The Conference was very academically fruitful!

M. K., Republic of Macedonia, 20th Conference 2012, Republic of Macedonia

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 Paper/Speech Details of Conference Program  

for the  27th NISPAcee Annual Conference
  Program Overview
Panel: Public Value as a Guiding Principle for Governance
Author(s)  Michal Sedlacko 
  University of Applied Science FH Campus Wien
Vienna  Austria
Dahlvik Julia,  
 Title  Public Value Management and Public Administration Traditions: An Analysis
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Presenter  Michal Sedlacko
In his literature review, Osborne (2017) recently stated that “the creation of value/public value in public services delivery” represents one of “the themes that may well come to dominate in the future.” The concept of public value sees increased use in practice and research, with its promise ranging from (i) strengthening legitimacy through increase in efficiency and targeting of delivery, achieved by measurement of the (monetary) value being produced by public action (Moore 1995, Kelly et al. 2002, Bozeman 2000), to (ii) providing a framework for studying and negotiating norms that drive the processes and structures of public administration (i.e. public values as plural, Jørgensen & Bozeman 2007), up to (iii) constituting a next ‘phase’ of public sector management that addresses market failure (Alford & Hughes 2008) or even (iv) offering a new, distinct, public administration paradigm (O’Flynn 2007).

In this paper we pursue two objectives. First, we provide a critical overview of scholarly literature on public value with a focus on different positions in the use of the concept and interfaces to other existing debates. The public value approach was developed in reaction and reference to New Public Management and its attendant risks of neoliberalisation, but public value literature expresses a strong concern for common good and societal well-being that provides a common thread to other debates. Second, we analyse the fit of public value management to different public administration traditions, systems and cultures. It would seem that the architecture of political-administrative relations and public administrative tradition plays a strong role in how the public value concept is being conceived and received, and vice versa, public value offers particular understandings of ‘public managers’, compatible with existing public administrative systems to varying degrees (Rhodes & Wanna 2007).