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Queen’s University Belfast, 17–18 January 2018 Sponsored by BAFA’s Public Services and Charities Special Interest Group

Conference on Accounting for the Public Sector at a Time of Crisis (and Special Issue of Abacus)

Centre for Not-for-profit and Public Sector Research (CNPR),

17–18 January 2018 at the Queen’s University, Belfast

(Sponsored by BAFA’s Public Services and Charities Special Interest Group)


This conference is associated with a Special Issue of Abacus ‘Accounting for the Public Sector at a Time of Crisis’ edited by Professor Noel Hyndman and Professor Donal McKillop. Submission of papers to the conference implies that authors wish to be considered for the special issue.

Call for Papers

The public sector across the globe is facing crisis on a number of fronts. New Public Management ideas, initially introduced into the public sector in the 1980s (and claimed to have the potential to make the state more efficient and effective), have been robustly challenged in terms of their tendency to undermine public values and their failure to deliver better services. The rise in network arrangements, often combining private-sector, public-sector and third-sector

Download the Call for Papers for further information.