Professor Jill Johnes and Dr Swati Virmani, Huddersfield Business School, University of Huddersfield
Improving the efficiency of public sector organisations is a major challenge in the context of public finance and economic development, where fiscal consolidation has become an essential characteristic of any reform. Recent reforms have started to address these issues with the introduction of performance-based funding. But this requires an accurate measurement of performance or efficiency by assessing the way in which inputs (human and financial resources) are transformed into outputs (public services of a given quality). The purpose of the Workshop is to focus on specific challenges around measuring performance in the education, health and other public services sectors. It will bring together scholars from various disciplines and fields to debate the present and future challenges in the area of public sector efficiency, performance measurement, and policy and managerial implications of the on-going research. The Workshop provides an ideal platform for presenting new methods, applications of existing techniques, and advances in theoretical and empirical research.
The Workshop is the sixth of a series of academic meetings focused on efficiency analysis in education, the previous ones being hosted in Greece (Thessaloniki) - 2013, United Kingdom (London) - 2014, Belgium (Leuven) - 2015, Milan (Italy) in 2016, and Budapest (Hungary) in 2017.
The 2018 workshop explicitly aims to expand the horizon by bringing together theoretical and empirical studies that are not only focused on efficiency analysis in education but also health and other public services, and linking with the broader area of measuring performance within the public sector.
Extended abstracts (max 3/4 pages) or full papers must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 18th, 2018, and notification of acceptance will be sent out by June 8th, 2018.
Prospective participants can also propose not only single papers, but also entire sessions, that can share thematic interests or methodological commonalities. In this case, please indicate the name of the Chair responsible for organising the session.
|May 18th||Deadline for abstract submission|
|June 8th||Notification of acceptance|
|July 15th||Deadline for Early bird Registration|
|August 15th||Deadline for fee payment and registration|
|August 20th||Full paper submission|
|September 6th & 7th||Workshop|
All participants can participate for the award. The best paper will get book vouchers from Cambridge Scholars worth £250; and the second best paper will get book vouchers from Oxford University Press worth £150. To participate, authors must submit finished papers (abstracts not accepted) by August 20th, 2018.
Participation in the workshop is subject to payment of a fee (as follows), which includes the cost of the conference dinner:
Early bird Registration - £175 up to 15th July 2018, and £225 thereafter
Accompanying persons' rate
£175 (to include dinner & refreshments) for early bird (up to 15th July), and £225 thereafter