Accounting and Accountability SIG Workshop in Venice

July 31st, 2016 •

Accounting and performance measurement are often seen as the global, rational and functional response to the quantification, managerialization, and governance of an increasingly complex and strained public sector. Interestingly, however, these phenomena have been studied in parallel and even separately by different disciplines.

The Special Interest Group’s Annual Workshop provides a collaborative and interactive environment where different perspectives on accounting, performance measurement and management in the public sector are discussed. This year’s Workshop on “Public sector accounting, Performance measurement and Performance management: towards a dialogue?” will take place in Venice, Italy, on November 28- 29 2016. Keynote speeches by Frank Verbeeten and Wouter Van Dooren will give impetus to the inter-disciplinary dialogue that will address current tensions and challenges, and identify future research avenues, strategies, and projects.

Attendance at the workshop is free of charge. For further information on the workshop and registration details, please contact the  Accounting and Accountability SIG's convener Ileana Steccolini at

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Faculty Openings at The Ohio State University

June 2nd, 2016 •

Management of Public and/or Nonprofit Organizations

The John Glenn College of Public Affairs at the Ohio State University welcomes applicants for two tenure-track management positions at the assistant professor level. We plan to hire two individuals, one with an emphasis on nonprofit management and the other with an emphasis on public management. We encourage applications from scholars who study management issues related to diverse populations and welcome scholars employing a variety of methodological approaches. For the nonprofit management position, topical areas of interests include nonprofit governance, leadership, volunteer management, fundraising and philanthropy, financial management, advocacy and political activity, social enterprise, civil society dynamics, structure and strategy, and inter-organizational and cross-sector collaboration. For the public management position, topical areas of interests include organizational behavior, managerial leadership, managerial decision making, human resource management, strategic management, and inter-organizational and cross-sector collaboration.

Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications. Applicants must have completed all Ph.D. degree requirements by fall 2017. Successful candidates will likely have doctorates in public affairs, public or nonprofit management, public policy, business, psychology, sociology, political science, economics, or a related field. Highly desirable candidates will have experience working with nonprofit or public organizations, university teaching experience, or experience mentoring members of underrepresented groups. Applicants who can teach across multiple areas of the public and nonprofit management curriculum are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions

Applications will be evaluated as received and will be accepted until the positions are filled. Applications received by October 1, 2016 are guaranteed full consideration. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a sample research paper or dissertation chapter, and three professional reference letters to the appropriate email address: (Public Management) or (Nonprofit Management). Alternatively, you may mail your materials to: Office of the Dean, Attention: Brittany Miller, The John Glenn College of Public Affairs, 350 Page Hall, 1810 College Road, Columbus, OH 43210.

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Invitation for the Nomination of Keith G. Provan Award for Outstanding Contribution to Empirical Theory

January 27th, 2016 •

The Keith G. Provan Award was established by the members of the Public and Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Management in 2015 to posthumously honor the legacy of excellence that Keith brought to the field.  Throughout his career, Keith contributed high level theory that innovated existing fields, and broke open emergent fields in management and public administration.  The hallmark of Keith’s work was undoubtedly his contribution to theory building through empirical investigation.  His methods were varied and suited the question at hand, but his work always spoke to theory.  Additionally, Keith reached into the best available literature to inform his work, not limiting himself to his trained discipline (management) or his adopted one (public administration) –but rather finding insight from an eclectic set of literature and bringing the best knowledge to bear onto his problem of interest.  Future recipients’ work should embody these ideals and contribution.

Selection criteria

Recipients should be a distinguished contributor to the field of Public Administration.  Her/his contribution should:

  • Be interdisciplinary in integrating literature from across perspectives
  • Contribute substantially to both theory and empirical approaches
  • Make a unique and identifiable contribution to knowledge in public administration research

Nomination and Selection process

All nominations should be emailed directly to this year’s chair of the committee, Kim Isett at: by Friday February 12, 2016. Nominations should include a copy of the nominated individuals’ vita and a statement from the nominator.  Self nominations will not be accepted. All nominations will be reviewed by the award committee. The committee will review the nominated individuals’ work to asses their contribution to theory, empiricism, interdisciplinarity, impact of work, and stature in the field. The award will be given at the Business meeting of the Public and Non Profit Division at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.  The Division is not compelled to make the award every year if a suitable candidate is not available.

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