CALL FOR PAPERS
International Journal of Public Administration – IJPA
Special Issue on:
“Knowledge Management and Public Administration: good bedfellows or potential sparring partners”
Submission deadline: Friday 25th November, 2011
Deborah Blackman, University of Canberra, Guest Editor
Monica Kennedy, University of Canberra, Guest Editor
Sally Burford, University of Canberra, Guest Editor
Stuart Ferguson, University of Canberra, Guest Editor
We are developing a special issue for the IJPA entitled “Knowledge Management and Public Administration: good bedfellows or potential sparring partners”. We welcome original manuscripts, empirical as well as theoretical, relevant to this broadly defined topic. There has been a dramatic rise in the discussions around knowledge management and innovation within the public management arena in the last 5 years. Advocates of the fields of research argue they enable agility, novelty and value creation in policy development, policy implementation and service delivery. However, there is an argument that attention to knowledge and innovation is often overly linear and simplistic and that, if more complex or practice-based approaches were made the potential public administration outcomes would be quite different. In this special issue call we ask for papers which apply more complex theories of knowledge and innovation to aspects of public management. Examples of areas for discussion could include the implications of concepts such as practice-based knowledge, autopoiesis, communities-of-practice, collaborative learning, meta-loop learning or other alternative methodologies for knowledge creation, transfer and implementation. The objective of this special issue is to advance the debate around the impact of knowledge management theories upon the public management effectiveness and to consider what the research focus of the future needs to be.
IJPA is an international, research-driven, peer-reviewed, publication aimed at exploring the latest developments in public administration and management – translating theory for practice and practice into theory.
The aim is to be truly global in scope, covering developed, emerging and transitional states and all areas of public activity. We welcome both individual country-based and especially comparative work.
The target audience is not just scholars, but also policy-makers and practitioners, including aspiring public sector leaders engaged in education and research in the growing global MPA community. We want to draw on the latest research – whether carried out by scholars or practitioners or indeed collaborations. We aim – and encourage – the reporting of this research to be as clear and accessible as possible to the widest possible audience, whilst maintaining the necessary rigour and scholarly standards.
Submission: Instruction for authors and further information regarding the Journal can be found at: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/01900692.asp. However, please submit your paper for refereeing directly to Deborah Blackman on Deborah.email@example.com by Friday the 25th November. For further enquiries please contact Deborah Blackman.