We would like to welcome you to Stavanger and the 5th PUBSIC Conference to be hosted by University of Stavanger in Norway.

The PUBSIC Conference remains as an important gathering of scientists interested in public sector innovation, often attracting around 100-120 scholars from throughout the world and at all stages of their career.

The academic programme covers the spectre of public sector innovation, creating a platform for lively discussion, exchange of ideas and the best thinking in the field.

In recent years an important body of research and knowledge on public service innovation (PSI) are emerging. Previous PUBSIC Conferences have now taken place in Shanghai, Budapest, Lillehammer and Milan over the past four years. To continue this dialogue and to build upon this evolving body of knowledge we would invite you to participate January 29. – 31. 2020 her in Stavanger
The International Scientific Committee invites paper submissions across the following themes, in the form of a 500 word abstract:

  1. Value creation, co-production and  PSI
  2. Co-design and the role of citizens/service users in PSI
  3. Behavioural public administration and PSI
  4. The third and non-profit sector and PSI
  5. PSI and ICT/digital technology (including the use of Big Data)
  6. Collaboration and open innovation
  7. The contingencies of effective PSI
  8. PSI and learning in public service organisations
  9. Social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, and PSI
  10. Managing and evaluating  PSI
  11. Human resources issues and perspectives on PSI
  12. Political dimensions of PSI
  13. Innovation in public policy and in public policy processes
  14. The ‘dark side’ of PSI
  15. Public – private partnerships and PSI
  16. The governance of risk in PSI.

Abstract submission process

Abstracts should be submitted through the conference website by 30th of September 2019. They will be reviewed by the International Scientific Committee and decisions notified to authors by 15th October 2019. Papers are welcome from both experienced and new/doctoral students and of both an empirical and theoretical nature. Registration deadline is 30. November. See our full Call for papers here.