International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Leo Paul Dana
ISSN online: 1741-105X
ISSN print: 1741-1041
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IJPSPM fosters discussion on performance management in the public sector, with an emphasis on the implementation of performance management technologies. It acknowledges the complexity of public sector performance management as an interface between the values placed upon public sector activities and their implementation. This gap between what is desirable and what is feasible stands at the crossing of many public sector issues such as cultural and ideological processes as well as regulation and economic processes operating over different space-time scales.


 Topics covered include

  • Theory/practice of performance management
  • Evaluation methods/practices, analyses of efficiency
  • Performance benchmarking/measurement, organisational impact
  • Performance information utilisation, organisational learning
  • Output/outcome/quality indicator definitions
  • Performance reward issues
  • Visibilisation of performance, performance indicator efficiency
  • Organisational paths of performance
  • Link between values/cultures and performance management
  • Performance measurement roles in transforming institutional settings
  • Performance measurement/management/policy context relationships
  • Leadership, accountability
  • Innovation in public sector management
  • Managing public infrastructure technology
  • Public sector as venture capitalist/entrepreneur

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The objectives of IJPSPM are to share the latest advances that the field has to offer and to create a sustained dialogue between policy makers, government agencies, academic and research institutions and persons concerned with the complex role of performance management in the public sector.

The international dimension is emphasised in order to overcome cultural and national barriers. We promote comparative studies which, emphasising the importance of context, do not abandon the quest for theoretical explanations and generalisations, and which develop theories that are context-sensitive.

All methodologies, such as analytical, empirical, behavioural, survey and case studies are welcome.


IJPSPM's readership comprises academics, practitioners, policy makers, consultants and research students with an interest in research in the field of public sector performance management. The journal provides a vehicle to disseminate information and to learn from each other's work.


IJPSPM publishes original papers, review papers, case studies, conference reports, management reports, book reviews, notes, commentaries and news. Special Issues devoted to important topics in public sector performance management will occasionally be published.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Dana, Leo Paul, Montpellier Business School, France

Associate Editors

  • Brahmi, Mohsen, IAE Southern Campus and FEM. S. University, Tunisia
  • Šević, Željko, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Turc, Emil, Université Aix-Marseille, France

Editorial Board Members

  • Baumard, Philippe, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Bedrani, Slimane, National Institute of Agronomy and Center of Applied Economics for Development (CREAD), Algeria
  • Benoît, Bernard, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Bianchi, Piervito, University of Foggia, Italy
  • Bouayad, Brahim, Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco
  • Côme, Thierr, Université de Reims Champagne Ardennes, France
  • Carassus, David, University of Pau and the Adour, France
  • Cepiku, Denita, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy
  • Cherif, Mondher, University of Sfax, Tunisia
  • Drumaux, Anne, Brussels Free University, Belgium
  • Emery, Yves, IDHEAP (Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration), Switzerland
  • Eymeri-Douzans, Jean-Michel, Institute of Political Science, France
  • Gagnon, Jacques, University of Sherbrooke, Canada
  • Giauque, David, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Guenoun, Marcel, Université Paul-Cezanne Aix-Marseille III, France
  • Gunardi, Ardi, Universitas Pasundan, Indonesia
  • Halgand, Nathalie, University of Nantes, France
  • Haouas, Ilham, University of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Hintea, Calin Emilian, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
  • Joshi, Manoj, Amity University, India
  • Joyce, Paul, Nottingham Trent University, UK
  • Kapur, Vijay, University of Delhi, India
  • Kuhlmann, Sabine, German University of Administrative Sciences, Germany
  • Leitão, João, University of Beira Interior & CEG-IST, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Mazouz, Bachir, Québec University, Canada
  • Meneguzzo, Marco, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy
  • Moinard, Christian, Audencia Nantes School of Management, France
  • Ohkita, Kenichi, Aichi University, Japan
  • Orange, Gérald, Rouen Graduate School of Management, France
  • Padovani, Emanuele, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Pasquier, Martial, IDHEAP (Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration), Switzerland
  • Pillania, Rajesh K., Management Development Institute Gurgaon, India
  • Proctor, Tony, University of Chester, UK
  • Proeller, Isabella, University of Potsdam, Germany
  • Rocher, Sebastien, University of Poitiers, France
  • Rochet, Claude, Institute for Public Management and Economic Development (IGPDE), France
  • Scorsone, Eric, Michigan State University, USA
  • Sedjari, Ali, Université Mohamed V University, Morocco
  • Talbot, Colin, University of Manchester, UK
  • Tanaka, Hiraki, Shizuoka University of Art and Culture, Japan
  • Van Dooren, Wouter, University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Villeneuve, Jean-Patrick, IDHEAP (Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration), Switzerland
  • Wei, Liu, East China University of Politics and Law, China


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