The La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is excited to open the call for proposals for the 12th Research Conference of the Public Management Research Association. More information can be found at the conference website: http://www.union.wisc.edu/pmra2013.
Individual Paper Submissions
The program committee welcomes proposals that feature high quality theoretical, qualitative, or quantitative research. Empirical proposals will be evaluated based on the significance and quality of the research question, design, methods, data, and implications. The program committee also welcomes theoretical proposals. Theoretical paper ought to provide insight into a compelling public management subject, identify foundational assumptions and key concepts, and result in testable hypotheses.
Full Panel Submissions
The program committee encourages the submission of complete panels consisting of four individual papers. Panel submissions should bring together complementary papers that tackle compelling research questions or subjects of study in public management. The panel organizer will formally make the submission on behalf of the full panel. The panel organizer will also provide information on the overall theme of the panel and indicate how each of the proposed papers connects to the panel's theme. Each of the papers in the panel will be evaluated separately on whether the piece meets the criteria for individual paper submissions. The program committee may drop or add papers to proposed panels.
All proposals will be evaluated using a double-blind peer review process with the program committee serving as the evaluators. Proposals should be no more than 400 words. Participants will be able to choose to submit a paper or panel. A person may submit no more than two proposals (including both single-authored and co-authored papers). Individuals will be limited to two acceptances. The online submission system will be available at the conference website beginning October 1. All proposals must be submitted no later than November 30, 2012. Notifications of proposal acceptance or denial will be sent by January 31, 2013. If a proposal is accepted, the presenter must register for the conference in order to participate. Requests to be panel chairs may also be submitted using the conference's online system.
The 2013 PMRC Program Committee consists of: Committee Chair Susan Webb Yackee (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Shui Yan Tang (University of Southern California), Gregg Van Ryzin (Rutgers University), Stephanie Moulton (Ohio State University), Simon Calmar Andersen (Aarhus University), Justin Marlowe (University of Washington), and Eduardo Araral (National University of Singapore). Questions regarding the proposal submission process may be directed to: Susan Webb Yackee, firstname.lastname@example.org. More general questions on conference organization should be sent to Donald Moynihan, email@example.com