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

Conference Report

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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: Challenges in the Strategic Renewal of PA
Author(s)  Ewan Ferlie  
  Kings College London (Kings Business School)
london  United Kingdom
Pegan Andreja, Pluchinotta Irene, Shaw Keith,  
 Title  Key Insights from a Literature Review on ‘Downwards Facing’ Models of Strategy in Public Agency Settings
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Presenter  Ewan Ferlie
The EU funded COGOV research project that all the named authors are currently working on provided for an initial literature review (Work Package 1) to inform the design of empirical research in some later Work Packages (both case studies and large scale surveys). At the time of writing, the review is in advanced draft form but we will complete the review in early December 2018.

After team discussion, four literature streams were identified as potentially useful in this review and as needing searches. A different member of the research team led on each stream but using similar retrieval procedures. The four streams covered: (i) the public value school of strategy, closely associated with the work of Moore (1995); (ii) a growing literature on approaches to co production and co creation in the public services; (iii) collaborative forms of leadership in public agencies; and (iv) a broad literature on network governance approaches to public management reform.

The paper will summarise the high level learning points drawn out in the concluding discussion section of our literature review paper.

The paper will also explore methodological issues encountered in conducting this literature review. Details of the ‘structured review’ method used will be given, which lies in between traditional personal and interpretive reviews on the one hand and the systematic review methods found in bio medical research on the other. There were challenges encountered in containing a drift to excessive length, in ensuring broad consistency between the writing style of the different sections, in clustering papers into clear themes and in drawing out the high level learning points.

Moore, M. (1995) ‘Creating Public Value’, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press