29 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9JS, UK 11-13 April 2018

Call for abstracts

On behalf of the Organising and Scientific Committees for the 22nd Annual IRSPM Conference, which is being held at the University of Edinburgh Business School from 11 - 13 April 2018, we invite you to submit an abstract on the conference theme:

Creating and co-creating value in public service delivery

We particularly welcome papers on this theme - but there are also a range of other dedicated and open panels that cover a range of issues of importance to the public management and public administration research community. There is also an open track for papers that do not fit into one of the existing panel themes. The overview of panels, and in-depth descriptions of each panel are now available:

The IRSPM 2018 Conference will feature around 40 panels, grouped under the following topics:

  • Conference spinal panel on conference theme
  • Panels related to the conference theme
  • Special interest groups
  • Dedicated panels
  • 'Advances in Public Management Methodology' Panels
  • Open conference panel

Submission of Abstracts

Abstract submission has now closed. Authors will be notified of the outcome by 24 November 2017.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact

Key Deadlines



30 October 2017Abstract submission deadline
24 November 2017Author notification
24 November 2017Early bird registration opens
16 February 2018Early bird registration closes
16 March 2018Deadline for papers
11-13 April 2018IRSPM 2018 conference

Stephen P Osborne and Sophie Flemig
Co-hosts of IRSPM 2018