Leading and managing in the global context

IPMN and the Graduate School of Public Administration at Seoul National University recently completed a Conference, July 8-9, 2020. The conference was live streamed to allow virtual participation for those unable to attend in Seoul. A selection of conference papers will be published.

Organizer GSPA, Seoul National University &

International Public Management Network


Conference Date 9-10 July 2020



Venue Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National University. Building #57-1, Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South Korea 08826




We are living in a turbulent era where many claim there is a global epidemic of ineffective leadership. There is no doubt that leading and managing communities and nations requires great public leadership. Leadership capacity demands innovation and entrepreneurship to move society forward. Management capacity is critical to allocating resources and implementing policies in order to make changes in a positive way. Despite the meanings of leadership and management capacity differing by social, political, and geographic context, scholars often consider leadership as a personal value and use leading and managing concepts interchangeably without considering differences or its multiple dimensions. In the field of Public Administration, one of our goals is to educate and raise public leaders at the right time in different contexts.

Paradoxically as market principle prevails in every sphere of human society across the globe, public sector management has also come to highlight effectiveness and efficiency. Leaders play a crucial role in striking an appropriate balance. To this end,

Overall, the following questions were discussed:

  1. Are western public leadership styles fundamentally different from Asian leadership styles?
  2. What value does strong leadership add to public settings?
  3. What are the qualities of a good public leader and do they differ by culture?
  4. To what extent is quality leadership sector specific?
  5. How can PA scholars educate future generation of good public leader?

Organization Committee

Tobin Im                     Seoul National University
Gregg Van Ryzin        Rutgers University – Newark
Seok-Jin Eom             Seoul National University
Jil Tao Incheon            Seoul National University
Greg Porumbescu       Rutgers University – Newark
Wonhyuk Cho              Victoria University of Wellington
Hemin Choi                  Seoul National University

Key note speaker:

James Perry Indiana University-Bloomington

Important dates:

A first draft of the abstract was due by 15th of May 2020, and must be submitted to ipmn2020seoul@gmail.com

By 22nd of May 2020, authors were given notice of the acceptance of the submitted abstracts, reviewed by a scientific committee member.

By 15th of June 2020, accepted full papers were to be submitted by the authors, based on the suggestions from the referees.

Each full paper included:
Character Times-News-Roman, 12

Key-words Max. 5 items

Max.paper length 7000 words

Footnotes Footnotes at the bottom of each page (please limit the use of footnotes)
Citations References in the text should be cited by putting in brackets the name(s) of the author(s) and the year of the reference [e.g.: (Porter 1982)]

Bibliography At the end of the paper, according to the following standard: Osborne S. (2016). Public management research over the decades: What are we writing about?, Public Management Review, 19, 2, p. 109-113.

All received extended abstracts underwent a double blind peer review. To facilitate the double blind review process, abstracts consisted of two pages: in the first one, author(s) name(s), affiliations, email address(es) and paper title were listed; the second one included the abstract text, together with the repetition of the paper title. At the end of the abstract, there were short biographical notes of each author.

The best papers presented at the conference could possibly be eligible for publication in one of these journals:

In addition, the editorial committee of the journal Management International (MI) considers the possibility of devoting a special report to the theme of the conference. A decision will be made and communicated to the organizers as soon as possible. If it is favorable, the best papers presented at the Conference could be submitted to MI’s peer review process, in consultation with the authors.


Conference Scientific Committee
Alex Murdock London South Bank University
Alexander Kochegura Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
Alexey Barabashev HSE University
Bonghwan Kim Seoul National University
Clay Wescott President of IPMN
Hiroko Kudo Chuo University
Ilwoong Kwon Seoul National University
Jesse Campbell Incheon National University
Kaifeng Yang Florida State University
Jiannan Wu Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Marius Constantin Profiroiu Bucharest University of Economic Studies
Nagocha Pham Victoria University of Wellington – New Zealand
Per Laegreid University of Bergen, Bergen
Pierre Pupion Université de Poitiers, Poitiers
Richard Walker City University of Hong Kong
Roula Masou École Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d’Angers (ESSCA)
Soo Young Lee Seoul National University
Yahong Zhang Rutgers University-Newark
Yoshiaki Kobayashi Keio University
Young Han Chun Seoul National University