1st Public Organizing, Management, Accounting and Auditing (POMAA) research seminar 2023

Society and economy

The Public Management and Society Centre at the School of Public Administration is happy to announce the first POMAA international research seminar that will be held in Gothenburg, May 10- 11, 2023

10 May 2023 - 11 May 2023
Sprängkullsgatan 19

Call for papers

(Please note that the deadline has been extended to March 7!)

The purpose of the seminar is to highlight current themes in public sector organizing, provoke dialogue as well as facilitate a critical assessment of current trends. The sector has faced major challenges in the form of first a longstanding pandemic and then the consequences of the war in Ukraine. Perennial issues such as financial challenges and budget issues, organizational reforms and the introduction of new accounting and management is however still in need of critical assessment. The purpose is to illuminate current issues from a variety of empirical, methodological, and theoretical perspectives.

The seminar welcomes contributions on all aspects of public sector organizing, management, accounting, and auditing in relation to current challenges and trends. Different theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches are welcome. The ambition is to attract scholars from a multitude of disciplines. Potential themes for contributions include, but are not limited to:

  • Control
  • Governance
  • Professions
  • Value creation
  • Relationships between different stakeholder groups
  • Accounting and accountability
  • Co-production and co-delivery of public services
  • Public organizing and society
  • Sustainability
  • Anthropocene materiality and public organizing
  • Digitalization
  • Crises and disasters


Keynote speakers

Professor Ringa Raudla, Tallin University of Technology

Professor Justin Waring, University of Birmingham


Practical information

The main workshop starts at lunch 10th and ends with lunch 11th and takes place at School of Public Administration, University of Gothenburg, Sprängkullsgatan 19.

A Ph.D. seminar will take place at the 10th before the start of the workshop (attendants are encouraged to participate in the workshop).

There is no fee for participants, a registration is however required. Lunch is included.

To indicate your interest in presenting at the seminar, abstracts (300 words) should be sent to no later than the 7th of March 2023. This includes also Ph.D students who want to present in the Ph.D workshop. The submission deadline for complete papers for the seminar and Ph.D workshop is 30 April 2023.

POMAA Scientific and Organizing Committee:

Professor Gustaf Kastberg Weichselberger,

Professor Patrik Zapata, and

Associate Professor Emma Ek Österberg 


Read more and apply here!