Founding Sponsor: Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington
Co-sponsors: Fudan University, University of Maryland, and APPAM
Cooperating Agencies: China-America Association for Public Affairs; Fudan University Center for Collaborative Governance
Collaboration and competition among government, nonprofit, and for-profit organizations have been growing trends over the years and have fundamentally shaped the values, operations, responsibilities, and results of public management. Synergy is sought to deal with complex issues that are best handled by multiple agencies or actors. By shifting to market means, competition is used to break (bureaucratic) monopoly and improve public performance. With varying results, different forms of collaboration, from competitive outsourcing to long-term public/private partnerships, have been used in countries with different political, social, economic, and cultural backgrounds. While new opportunities are created, collaboration induces boundary blurring that poses challenges to public management regarding its missions, core technologies and competencies, the nature of its performance, and accountability. Partnerships may also impose constraints on competition, and vice versa.
In order to explore these and related issues, the Fudan University School of International Relations and Public Affairs (SIRPA), the University of Maryland School of Public Policy (UMD), and the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) is holding a conference in Shanghai, China on May 26-27, 2013. The conference, entitled Collaboration Among Government, Market, and Society: Forging Partnerships and Encouraging Competition, is designed to attract a worldwide audience, including academics and professionals from universities, think tanks, government agencies, nonprofits, and the private sector.
Prof. Yijia Jing
Associate Dean, School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University
Editor, Fudan Public Administration Review
Director, Center for Collaborative Governance
Vice-director, Dr. Seaker Chan Center for Comparative Political Development Studies
Prof. Douglas J. Besharov
School of Public Policy, University of Maryland
Chair, International Activities Committee, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
Coeditor, International Policy Exchange Series, Oxford University Press
Sandra Archibald, Dean of the Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington; Immediate Past-President of APPAM
Eugene Bardach, University of California, Berkeley
Evan Berman, National Chengchi University
Hon Chan, City University of Hong Kong
Swati Desai, State University of New York-Albany
Ariel Fiszbein, World Bank
Frederica Kramer, Independent consultant
Shangli Lin, Vice President, Fudan University
Samuel Myers, Jr., University of Minnesota
Stephen Osborne, University of Edinburgh
Maureen Pirog, Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington; School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University; Editor of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management
E. S. Savas, Baruch College, City University of New York
Shui Yan Tang, University of Southern California
Yuan Ting, California State University, Fullerton
Craig Thomas, University of Washington;
Kaifeng Yang, Florida State University
Haitao Yin, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Richard Zeckhauser, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Mengzhong Zhang, University of Maryland
Chunkui Zhu, Fudan University.
Papers from the conference will be considered for publication in the Oxford University Press International Policy Exchange Series.
In addition, all relevant conference papers will be considered for publication in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.
Please note that English will be the official language of the conference. Abstracts, papers, and presentations are expected to be delivered in English.
Accepted participants should contact Fudan University in order to reserve hotel rooms for the nights of May 24, 25, and 26. As room availability is limited on May 26, participants who require a campus hotel on that date should contact Fudan as soon as possible. (There are one-bed and two-bed rooms, with a price of about USD70).
A reception will be held on the evening of May 25 and a conference dinner on May 26. Coffee and lunches will be provided during the conference. A local sightseeing trip will be organized during the conference.
Download the conference program in PDF format.
For additional information, please contact Fudan University.