Welcome to the Accounting and Accountability IRSPM Special Interest Group!

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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 here and meet the Executive Committee.


> SAVE THE DATE – SIG Accounting and Accountability Workshop 2019

We are excited to announce this year’s Workshop on “The future of auditing: reaching beyond numbers”, 7 – 8 October 2019 at the University of Siena, Italy.

The attendance of the Workshop is free of charge. Make sure you sign up in time as the number of participants is limited to allow for a close interaction and exchance of ideas and experiences. Find out more here.


> Intensifying transatlantic relations – the IRSPM Special Interest Group on Accounting and Accountability as special guest at PMRC 2019

This June, the IRSPM Special Interest Group on Accounting and Accountability has been a special guest at the Public Management Research Conference (PMRC) at the University of North Carolina School of Government. A must in public management scholars’ calendars across North America, the PMRC has been attracting more and more international colleagues over the last years and presented itself as a great opportunity to reach out to public sector accounting and accountability scholars from North America. Ileana Steccolini, the convenor of the IRSPM Special Interest Group on Accounting and Accountability, presented our group’s activities and provided an international perspective to the PMRC preconference on connecting financial management and public management. Read more…


> Accounting and Accountability Panel at the IRSPM 2019 in Wellington, NZ

Once again, the Special Interest Group (SIG) on Accounting & Accountability hosted one of the IRSPM Annual Conference’s largest Panels – 22 submissions echoed the overarching theme of “Accounting for Stewardship and Innovation – Accountability for Impact”.The conference in Wellington, New Zealand, was a great opportunity for connecting with and bringing the SIG’s activities closer to colleagues in the Australasian region. We are delighted to expand our outreach and look forward to welcoming new members to our upcoming events. More on the panel at the IRSPM 2019 in Wellington here.


> 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!