Success in the Public Sector


Delivering and Measuring Success in the Public Sector, Special issue of International Journal of Public Sector Management, Edited by Christopher Seow and Mik Wisniewski; Deadline 30 Sep 2008

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Call for Papers
International Journal of Public Sector Management (IJPSM)
ISSN: 0951-3558

Special Issue on
Delivering and Measuring Success in the Public Sector

Guest Editors

Christopher Seow, University of East London
Mik Wisniewski, University of Strathclyde

Public sector organisations worldwide are under increasing pressure to deliver and demonstrate success in terms of both service delivery and organisational performance. However, research and practice in this context in the public sector is still at the exploratory stage. It requires a sharing of what works, what does not and the development and application of new thinking and new knowledge.

This call for papers to be published in the special issue of the International Journal of Public Sector Management (IJPSM) seeks to highlight applied research and practice surrounding success in the public sector. Manuscripts are therefore invited from both applied research and practice. Conceptual, empirical, case study and public sector-based research is welcome. The primary criterion for consideration of publication is that manuscripts be grounded in the public sector context, have a solid research base and focus on the application of theory to practice. Contributed manuscripts may deal with, but are not limited to:

  • service excellence
  • performance measurements and management systems
  • innovation and creativity in process delivery
  • business/knowledge process outsourcing services
  • least-cost infrastructure
  • deployment of improvement techniques in the Public Sector

The submission and review process for this special issue will adopt the author guidelines and review procedures as stipulated in the International Journal of Public Sector Management (IJPSM), where the special issue will be published. The deadline for submission of manuscripts is 30th September 2008.

Authors are encouraged to contact the Guest Editors – Christopher at and Mik at to discuss potential submissions at an early stage.