Today I joined the International Public Management Network (IPMN – http://www.ipmn.net). The purpose of the IPMN is to create and sustain a dialogue on emerging management concepts, methods and technology so that members and I can learn about innovation and change in public sector organizations throughout the world.
The network’s mission is to further the international and interdisciplinary discourse about public management issues. To satisfy this mission, IPMN convenes its members in annual conferences and workshops and publishes selected papers presented at these events in a book series, the International Public Management Journal, and the International Public Management Review online.
IPMN also provides a website that includes the membership directory and a number of services to members, and a list server to permit rapid information flow among members. IPMN seeks to facilitate exchange and cooperative work among its members. Opportunities include visiting lectureships and other speaking opportunities, scholarly visits to members’ institutions, joint research and consulting projects, pooled funding for research. The hub is based at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.