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CALL FOR PAPERS for Public Administration Review Symposium 2019 (Proposal Due: Sep 15, 2018)
Symposium: Advancing Government Quality through Capacity and Competitiveness


The purpose of this symposium is to invite theoretical and empirical work that better aligns, clarifies, and integrates the concepts of government capacity and competitiveness relative to each other, and with the more developed concept of performance. The goal is a more fulsome assessment of government quality. Of course, many complementary concepts also occupy this space including innovation, strategy, networks, finance, and learning/openness.  Methodologies will vary widely but we strongly encourage some submissions taking up comparative/cross country approaches.


  • Sep 15, 2018– Paper proposal (maximum 1,000 words) should be submitted via e-mail, copying each of the symposium co-editors. (Symposium Editors: Tobin Im Seoul National University (tobin@snu.ac.kr) / Robert K. Christensen Brigham Young University (rc@byu.edu)/ Lotte Bøgh Andersen, Aarhus University (lotte@ps.au.dk))
  • Oct 15, 2018– Decision on paper proposal communicated to authors.
  • Jan 15, 2019– One-day conference at a location TBD (sponsored by the Seoul National University, Government Competitiveness Center; Aarhus University, Crown Prince Frederik Center for Public Leadership; Brigham Young Unviersity, Romney Institute of Public Service and Ethics).  Authors of accepted proposals are strongly encouraged to participate.
  • Feb 15, 2019– Complete manuscripts to be submitted via e-mail, copying each of the symposium co-editors, for final screening and feedback.
  • Mar 15, 2019– Manuscripts to be submitted to PAR’s online editorial system (par.edmgr.com).  Manuscripts will undergo the journal’s normal peer review process as overseen by PAR Co-Editors-in-Chief, Jeremy Hall and Paul Battaglio.
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