Conveners of the Roskilde University Sunrise Conference 2012 are pleased to invite you to participate in the annual Sunrise Conference on 'Transforming governance, enhancing innovation' to be held in Roskilde, Denmark on October 29-31, 2012.
The conference will explore how public administration and governance can be transformed in order to enhance innovation in public services and policy. Rising expectations, fiscal constraints and the growing number of wicked problems and policy deadlocks spur the need for public innovation. Public and private actors must interact and collaborate in order to define problems and challenges, generate creative ideas and build ownership to new and bold solutions.
Enhancing public innovation through multi-actor collaboration requires a profound transformation of the public sector. Elements associated with New Public Management need to be rethought and downplayed, whereas new elements associated with New Public Governance, Public Value Management, the Neo-Weberian state, Public Service Motivation etc. must be expanded. The conference seeks answer to the question of how this can be done: How can we transform the public sector in order to enhance innovation?
The conference will have three streams: one for researchers, one for practitioners and one for students. The three streams will run in parallel, but will come together on the last day of the conference. The research stream is organized as a regional conference of the IRSPM.
The conference combines keynote speeches of distinguished scholars in public administration, governance and management with parallel panel sessions. In the panels we welcome conceptual, theoretical and empirical papers dealing with public innovation and needs and prospects for transforming public administration and governance. The panel titles are:
- - Participation and Civic Engagement in Public Innovation
- - Network Governance and Policy Innovation
- - Innovation of Health Policies and Services
- - New Roles for Politicians in Collaborative Innovation Processes
- - Digitalization as a Driver of Public Innovation
- - Social Entrepreneurship in Public Innovation
- - Enhancing Innovation in Complex Organizations
- - Reforming Accountability and Value-for-Money Systems
- - Transformative Learning for Public Innovation
Abstracts must be submitted by September 15, 2012. When you submit your abstract you are requested to indicate which panel you find appropriate for your submission.
We are looking forward to recieving your scholarly contribution and meeting you in Roskilde in October.
Shortly after the submission deadline you will recieve information on whether your abstract has been accepted.
To submit your abstract you need a user account. You can create your user account as a first step in the submission process. If you already have created an account, log in and use the form below.
There are no set "rules" for abstracts for the conference. However, we refer to more general abstract guidelines concerning content and length: Abstracts should include a brief description of background, objective(s), methods, results and conclusions and should not exceed 400 words.
Papers can be conceptual, theoretical or empirical and may also combine these aspect in different ways. Authors should make an effort to relate the paper to the topic of the panel. We recommend that papers are kept at 20-25 pages max and that paper presentations in the panel are no longer than 12-15 minutes.
Submissions for this conference were closed on 2012-10-15.