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PMRC 2014: When Policy Meets Administration: Eastern and Western Voices

Conference registration is open. To register, or for more information go to http://pmrc.snu.ac.kr/main/main.jsp.
Sponsored by PMRA / IRSPM / KAPS
Hosted by Seoul National University
Seoul, South Korea
June 29-July 1, 2014
If you have questions about the program or your participation in the conference, please contact pmrc2014@gmail.com.


Save the dates for the 2015 Public Management Research Conference, June 11-13, 2015

The 2015 PMRA Conference will be hosted by the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. The conference itself will take place June 11 – 13, 2015. There will be a number of pre-conference sessions and workshops on June 9 – 10, 2015. The conference website will be opened in mid-summer 2014 and the Call for Papers and Proposals will go out later in the summer.


2017 Conference: Call for Proposals to Host the 14th Biennial Meeting of the PMRA

The Site Selection Committee is now calling for proposals from institutions to host the 2017 conference. The Annex contains the criteria by which decisions will be made. Applicants to host the PMRC are welcome to contact us regarding questions you may have concerning the application process or conference details. Potential hosts are requested to complete the application, addressing the criteria laid out in the Annex, and submit an electronic version of the application by June 1, 2014 to the Site Selection Committee chair (see below). Further details, including the Annex can be found here.

2017 Site Selection Committee
Carolyn Heinrich (chair), cheinrich@austin.utexas.edu
Brad Wright, bwright32@gsu.edu
Anna Amirkhanyan, amirkhan@american.edu
John Bryson, bryso001@umn.edu
Chris Skelcher, c.k.skelcher@bham.ac.uk
Larry O'Toole, cmsotool@uga.edu


2015 Conference Location Announced

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs is pleased to host the 2015 Public Management Research Association (PMRA) Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We are pleased to welcome you and other PMRA members to the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota for the 13th Biennial PMRA Conference. The Humphrey School ranks among the top professional schools of public affairs at public universities in the country. The School is widely recognized for its role in examining public issues and shaping public policy at the local, state, national, and international levels, and for providing leadership and management expertise to public and nonprofit organizations. The conference will take place in early June of 2015.


2013 Public Management Research Conference – University of Wisconsin, Madison

The La Follette School of Public Affairs hosted the 2013 Public Management Research Association (PMRA) Conference in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin on June 20-22, 2013. Registration and conference information can be found here http://www.union.wisc.edu/pmra2013/.


Now Available: Free Virtual Issue of JPART Honoring H. George Frederickson
To access the free virtual issue please visit http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/jopart/collectionspage.html.
Editors' Introduction, March 2010

To celebrate the 20th year of JPART publication and to mark H. George Frederickson’s extraordinary contribution to our journal, the current and former editors of the journal have assembled a virtual collection of JPART articles. The articles in this collection were selected from a larger list of nominations from both faculty and students in the public administration field. As the selection committee, we sought to include a wide range of exemplary articles representing the diverse range of methodological approaches, theoretical issues, and substantive topics that have appeared in JPART

While the audience for this collection of articles is broadly construed to be all those researchers interested in public administration and management, it is also hoped that the collection will be of particular value to the next generation of researchers. It is our hope that the collection will be used as a reader in doctoral-level education in two ways. First, each article provides an exemplar of high quality research from different types of work present in the field. Second, the reader provides a picture of the state of both theoretical and empirical knowledge in the field over the last two decades.
The collection that emerged reflects diverse criteria that the current and former editors of JPART brought to bear in the selection process. It emphasizes different approaches and articles as well as representative articles that reflect developments in the field. H. George Frederickson, the founder of the journal, has provided a personal account of the development of JPART. The four past and current editors removed their own work from consideration in the process and included no more than one article by any author. 

We hope that this collection is useful to our current colleagues and future generations of scholars. 

Stuart Ira Bretschneider, editor 1992-2000 
Carolyn Heinrich, editor 2005-2009 
Beryl A. Radin, editor 2000-2005 
Craig Thomas, editor 2009-current


The Public Management Research Association (PMRA) is a nonprofit academic membership association that furthers research on public organizations. PMRA grew out of a bi-annual series of public management research conferences and has substantially grown its membership base over time. In addition, PMRA now publishes the Journal of Public Administration, Research and Theory (JPART), one of the premier journals in the field. Both PMRA and JPART emphasize the links between the study of public institutions and their management and the study of public policy. One of the goals of PMRA and JPART is to foster multidisciplinary research from a variety of fields on government and governance. The organization supports the development of empirical and normative inquiry, theory building and systematic testing of theory consistent with the canons of social science, using the full range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Since 1991 the Public Management Research Association Conference has become the foremost gathering of leading public management scholars in both the US and around the world.


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