CFP: Hybridity in Accounting and Performance Measurement in the public sector: Next steps for Research

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International Research Society of Public Management Special Interest Group on Accounting and Accountability

Workshop on “Hybridity in Accounting and Performance Measurement in the public sector: Next steps for Research”

11-12 November 2014

Stockholm Business School, Stockholm University, Sweden.

The workshop is aimed at bringing together scholars who are interested in making a difference in public sector accounting and performance measurement research, by significantly influencing the future developments of this field.
Since the practical boundaries between such areas are becoming increasingly blurred, it is reasonable that after the first Workshop in Milan in November 2013 our research community goes on to discuss the hybrid characteristics of our disciplines, methods, research objects and identities. The workshop will consist of different interactive sessions during which groups will discuss the following topics:

1. Hybrid Theories: Public sector accounting and performance measurement are becoming increasingly dependent upon hybrid theoretical perspectives. For example, public performance can be discussed with regards to who is performing, where it is performed, for whom it is performed, how it is captured by measures and accounted for, and how the performer should be held to account, just to mention a few perspectives. How can we make use of these different theoretical perspectives coming from different academic disciplines (Accounting, Finance, Economics, Political Science, etc.)?

2. Hybrid Methods: Yet the production of knowledge is strongly affected by methodological choices. How do we use data, and how does data collection and analysis affect theorization?

3. Hybrid Entities and Identities: The emergence of new organizational forms, such as networks, hybrid organizations and public private partnerships poses challenges for management, performance measurement and financial accounting alike. At the same time, the academic identity of academics in the field of public accounting and performance measurement is changing in a fast and dramatic way. How is it possible to conciliate and sustain the different roles as scholar, teacher, leader, consultant, etc. when both our research objects and roles are becoming increasingly complex?

Workshop format
This is a workshop where everyone is expected to contribute in a constructive way. Therefore there will be no paper, and traditional presentations but, rather, open, interactive and round table type of discussions which will:
– Focus on a pre-identified theoretical framework and research questions provided by the moderator(s) of each group

– Be based on the participants that will discuss about academics from different disciplines, methodologies and sector expertise

– Be constructed and constructive

Depending on the number and expertise of the participants, there may be more than one interactive session based on a set of research questions.
The workshop will represent an opportunity for building together one or more special issues centered on the hybridity topic, to be published in 2016.
Local organizing committee
Roland Almqvist, Paolo Ferri, Matti Skoog , Niklas Wällstedt.
Scientific committee
Roland Almqvist, Eugenio Anessi Pessina, Enrico Bracci, Adina Dudau, Paolo Ferri, Matti Skoog , Niklas Wällstedt, Giuseppe Grossi, Maria Francesca Sicilia, IIeana Steccolini, Jarmo Vakkuri, Jan-Erik Johanson.
The workshop will take place from 1.00 p.m of November 11th to 2.00 p.m of November 12th. Attendance to the workshop, light lunches and coffee breaks are free of charge. However, participants will need to register by September 15th and define their preference in one of the interactive sessions-hybrid theories, hybrid methods, hybrid identities – to secure their place at the workshop. Please follow this link for registering:

Further information and contact
Paolo Ferri,
Niklas Wällstedt,

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How to reach Stockholm Business School
General information
The workshop will be held at Campus Kräftriket, about one kilometer south of Stockholm University main Campus. The location can be found on google maps, following the link below. At Campus Kräftriket, the venue will be in House 3.,18.0541564,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x465f9d0dcddd957b:0x1ef80f1e4bf843dd
From Arlanda Airport
By taxi it takes about 40 minutes and it costs approximately 500 SEK (€ 60).
You can also go by Arlanda Express train to Stockholm Central Station. There you can take the subway to Odenplan, and then busses 40 towards Stora Lappkärsberget, or bus 70 towards Universitetet. Get of the busses at bus stop Albano. Campus Kräftriket is then across the road.
From Stockholm Central Station
By taxi it takes about 20 minutes and it costs approximately 250SEK (€ 30).
Public transport: From the Central Station you can take the subway to Odenplan, and then bus 40 towards Stora Lappkärsberget, or bus 70 towards Universitetet. Get of the busses at bus stop Albano. Campus Kräftriket is then across the road.

There is no problem finding a taxi at Arlanda Airport, Stockholm Central Station or in the city. At Campus Kräftriket, however, you may have to pre-order a taxi in order to get one. Please ask the organizers for help.

Public buses, trams and subway (tunnelbana)
You can get almost anywhere in Stockholm by public transport. The ticket system is somewhat tricky, however. Either you buy a ticket for a single trip, a cost between 36 SEK (€ 4) and 72 SEK (€ 8), depending on the length of the trip. The other option is to buy a 24 hour pass (or 72 hours if you want to stay longer) for 115 (€ 14) (230 SEK (€ 28) for the 72 hour pass), which will give you unlimited access to all public transports for 24 (72) hours. All tickets and passes have to be bought in a SL Access ticket vending machine at subway stations (not available at bus stops).