The 6th International Conference of Public Procurement (IPPC2014) will be hosted by the Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland, August 14-16, 2014.
The 6th Conference aims at extending and deepening the topics of major interests that arose from the previous conferences (see www.ippa.org), by selecting theoretical, empirical, practical and institutional contributions on a variety of topics.
CALL FOR PAPER PROPOSALS (UP TO 150 WORDS)
We welcome papers that focus on-but are not limited to:
• Public Procurement Policy
• Public Procurement as a Social/Economic Tool
• Lessons Learned
• Public Procurement and Transparency / Accountability
• Economics of Public Procurement
• Innovation and Public Procurement
• Small Business and Public Procurement
• Defence Procurement
• Sustainability and Public Procurement
• Public Procurement Governance
• Lessons learned (case studies).
We also welcome panel proposals for very current themes. The panel proposers are responsible for inviting experts in those specific themes. Each panel should have three papers, a panel chair and a discussant. For example, there will be a panel on public asset management: a comparative perspective (each panellist presents his/her country's asset management system). Proposals should include the themes and names of panellists and panellists' paper titles.
BEST PAPER AWARDS
There are three best paper awards, with $3,000 for the 1st best paper, $2,000 for the 2nd best paper, and $1,000 for the 3rd best paper. In addition, there may be awards for students' and practitioners' best papers.
Proposals should be submitted electronically to www.ippc6.com before September 2, 2013. Full papers shall be submitted before February 3rd, 2014.
Nine selected papers will be published in two special issues of the Journal of Public Procurement and 20 selected papers will be published in an edited book. According to our IPPC tradition, copies of these publications will be ready for distributions at the conference. Moreover, all papers presented at the 6th IPPC will be posted at our IPPC website (www.ippa.org).
For information on the programme or the call for abstracts, please contact:
Professor Paul Davis, Dublin City University