1st International SMOG Conference 2009
1st International Conference on Sustainable Management of Public and Not For Profit Organisations
University of Bologna - Forlì Campus, piazzale Vittoria n. 15 Forlì (FC)
1st – 3rd July 2009
The 1st International Conference on Sustainable Management of Public and Not for Profit Organistions Conference will be jointly organised by The University of Bologna, the University of Sydney, the International Research Society for public Management (IRSPM), Accademia Italiana di Economia Aziendale (AIDEA), and the Italian Academic Network for the Development of Management in Public Sector (SIVMAP), KPMG, FONDAZIONE GARZANTI ONLUS - FORLI AND SIDREA.
Theme and focus of the Conference
Sustainability Management of Organisations Group and is a purposely formalized research group set up to focus on
- the management of sustainability
- the evolving meaning of sustainability for organisations
- social and environmental accounting
- social, ecological and environmental economics
- philosophical, geographical and cultural aspects of management in relation to sustainability
The Conference will promote research excellence in relation to these complex and evolving subject areas by both enabling academics to recognize those elements of their work that might relate to the function of the group, and providing a forum for discussion of their research.
As well as provide the opportunity for researchers, teachers, students, and practitioners to draw on each other’s expertise to further inform their own work in this emerging field of research and practice and therefore consequently, will foster relationships between like-minded academics with the intent of the identification of common ground for publication and research collaborations.
- Anticipatory strategies for introducing ISO26000 in 2010: a comparison between Italian and Swiss systems of public administration Alberto Ferrante, Alberto Gandolfi, Marco Meneguzzo
- Assurance of Australian Natural Resource Management: Environmental Audit Framework Angela Hecimovic, Nonna Martinov-Bennie, James Guthrie
- Chinese Government's Formal Institutional Influence on Corporate Environmental Management Anna L. Rowe, James Guthrie
- Conceptual Models and Operative Tools for Improving Customer Satisfaction in the Public Sector Reflections on Italian Experiences Carmine Bianchi
- Consumption as Voting: A Path to Sustainability? Iain Black, Deirdre Shaw
- Environmental accounting for Local Government. The experience of the Municipality of Trento, Italy Andrea Francesconi, Paola Penasa
- Environmental reporting and environmental cost accounting in a state-controlled nonprofit Greek organization: is it feasible? K.G. Papaspyropoulos, V. Blioumis, A.S. Christodoulou, P.K. Birtsas, K.E. Skordas
- The application of Full Cost Accounting in a Higher Education context ? development of a methodological approach Jared Davies
- Gender Budget Analysis in Italy: From the Accountability Principle to the Balanced Scorecard Giovanna Galizzi
- Intergenerational equity: treatment of infrastructure in local government financial planning Kevin Barnes, Beverley Lord
- Introducing and Developing Environmental Reporting in the Lazio Region between National Guidelines and Pilot Experiences of Local Governments in Italy
Noemi Rossi, Raffaele Trequattrini
- Italian Bank Foundations: a challenge of management sustainable in Not For profit Organizations Edoardo Catelani, Emanuele Martelli
- Networking approach to sustainable project management for transition countries Massimo Bianchi
- NPOs and Socially Responsible Investments. The Case of Italian Foundations Silvana Signori
- Public Environmental Reporting in China Anna L. Rowe, James Guthrie, Michael Paton
- The Role of Social and Environmental Reporting in the Health-Care Sector: A Matter of Substance or Formality?
- Water management and accounting in a large educational institution
- Regulation to Enhance Accountable Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting Sidharta Utama
- Rethinking sustainability, neo-liberalism and environmental managerialism in accounting John Girdwood
- Social Reporting, School Accountability and Sustainability of Education System
- Some Aspects of Management of Sustainability in Engineering Jana Safrankova
- Sustainability and Parametric Models for its Measurement and Communication Paolo Tenuta
- Sustainable Management and the School Jane Gibbon, John Fenwick
- Sustainable Management of Self-Financing Public Assets Shann Turnbull
- Sustainable Public Management Approach for Corporate Social Responsibility Activities in Indonesia Margareth Gfrerer
- The Contextual Forces which shape performance definition: Swinging Towards and Away from Sustainability Eric Scorsone, Emaunuele Padovani
- The Environmental History of China and the Sustainable Management of Governments
Invited Plenary Speakers
- Prof. Jane Broadbent, University of Roehampton
- Ms Nelmara Arbex, Global Reporting Initiative, Amsterdam
- Prof. Riccardo Mussari, University of Siena
- Prof. Jeffrey Unerman, London Business School
Possible topic areas:
- The management of sustainability
- The developing meaning of sustainability for organisations
- Social and enviromental accounting
- Social, ecological and environmental economics
- Philosophical, geographical, communicational and cultural aspects of management in relation to sustainability.
Selection of papers will be published in a special issue of Public Management Review. All contributors can submit their paper to be considered for the special issues. Papers will go through a standard double-blind review process. The special issue will be guest edited by Prof. James Guthrie.
The Organising Committee
Prof. Giuseppe Farneti, University of Bologna, Chair of the organising group, Prof. Roberto Grandi, University of Bologna, Prof. James Guthrie, The University of Sydney, Prof. Stephen Osborne, The University of Edinburgh, Dr. Federica Farneti, University of Bologna.
The Scientific Committee
Prof. Jane Broadbent, University of Roehampton; Dr. Federica Farneti, University of Bologna; Prof. Giuseppe Farneti, University of Bologna; Prof. Geoff Frost, The University of Sydney; Prof. Francesco Gennari, Bologna University; Prof. Roberto Grandi, University of Bologna; Prof. James Guthrie, The University of Sydney, Chair of the Scientific Committee; Prof. Irvine Lapsley, University of Edinburgh; Prof. Renato Mele, University of Salerno; Prof. Riccardo Mussari, University of Siena; Prof. Brendan O'Dwyer, University of Amsterdam; Prof. Stephen Osborne, The University of Edinburgh; Prof. Filippo Luigi Paolucci, Bologna University; Dr. Michel Paton, University of Sydney; Prof. Paolo Ricci, Università degli studi del Sannio; Prof. Lourdes, Torres University of Zaragoza; Prof. Jeffrey Unerman, University of London; Richard Laughlin, University of London.
The Conference will have a Pre-conference professional panel, in which "best practice" in social and sustainability reporting will be presented and discussed with key bodies and authorities.
Inquiries and Further Information
Inquiries directed to the Organising or Scientific Committee and general inquiries about the Conference, registration, and accommodation should be sent to the Conference Administrator as follows:
Deborah Smith, SMOG Administrator
Phone: +61 2 9351 8988, Fax: +61 2 9351 6638