Welcome to the Accounting and Accountability site!

This is a platform connecting the Accounting and Accountability Special Interest Group – a Research Chapter of the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM – http://www.irspm.net). Learn more…

Workshop — 22 November 2017, London — How do local governments cope with austerity, shocks and crises?

Take the opportunity to experience, listen, and debate with us on the multi-faceted and ubiquitous topic of austerity!

Laurence Ferry, Durham University, and Ileana Steccolini, Newcastle University London are delighted to invite you to the workshop on “How do local governments cope with austerity, shocks and crises? A global perspective on governmental accountability and financial resilience” that brings together scholars and practitioners in an exceptional cross-disciplinary environment.

See the program here.

When?    22 November 2017, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Where?  Newcastle University London; 102, Middlesex Street, London

How?      Just drop by and be part of a new way to tackle hot topics

Accounting and Accountability Panel at the IRSPM 2018 in Edinburgh

The Special Interest Group on Accounting & Accountability ‘s panel continuously attracts strong scholarly work on accounting, accountability, and performance management in the public realm.

For next year’s IRSPM Conference, we have once again received more amazing abstracts than will fit into three days of conference. With so many proposals of cutting-edge research on “Accounting and Accountability of value creation in innovative public service delivery arrangements” , the panel chairs currently face the challenge of selecting the ones to be presented at the Conference in April. Authors will be notified about the paper proposal decision on 24 November 2017.

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The Annual SIG Workshop in Freiburg, Germany, 9-10 October 2017

In its Annual Workshop 2017, the SIG tried a new format of discussion and reflection. Following the Workshop theme ‘Grafting through collaboration: funding international research in public sector accounting and control’, scholars addressing accounting and accountability aspects in the public realm met in a collaborative and interactive environment to create, further define and work on concrete research ideas and projects.

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Learn about the Accounting & Accountability Group’s work on Financial Resilience!

Recently, members of the Special Interest Group (SIG) on Accounting and Accountability have applied the concept of resilience to explore how local governments keep operating even in adverse conditions and whether and why they are able to adapt rapidly in a crisis. Results and findings of the first research projects are available now – find out more!

Jarmo Vakkuri wins prestigious Academy of Finland research grant for a large collaborative project on ‘Performance measurement for hybrid governance’

The Accounting & Accountability IRSPM Special Interest Group features as international partner. Well done to Professor Vakkuri – watch this space for exciting follow-up stories!