We invite you to the XXII IRSPM Annual Conference to network with colleagues, exchange research findings, and discuss new topics of emerging significance in public management.

Wednesday 11 April–Friday 13 April 2018
McEwan Hall and Central Campus


The IRSPM annual conference, which is attended by around 600 people, is an important platform to exchange research findings and discuss new topics of emerging significance in public management. The theme of the IRSPM 2018 conference is creating and co-creating value in public service delivery. The conference is also a platform where experienced researchers meet young researchers, and where practitioners can engage with academics.

The International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM) has become one of the leading international academic associations for advancing research on public management. IRSPM produces Public Management Review, a highly respected peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing the best in new developments in public management and public policy implementation.

A distinctive feature of IRSPM is the extent to which we welcome and encourage the participation of New Researchers, including PhD students. Each conference contains a stream dedicated to presentations by and discussion of the work of doctoral students and early career researchers, who interact with leading scholars from across the international IRSPM community.

We welcome new participants in our conference and look forward to your contribution to the development of our field of study and its wider impact on the well-being of society.