Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal has decided to devote a Special Issue on “Accounting and Accountability changes in Knowledge Intensive Public Organisations”.
Guest editors (Giuseppe Grossi, Kristianstad University, Sweden, and Kozminski University, Poland; Kirsi-Mari Kallio, University of Turku, FinlandMassimo Sargiacomo, University G.d’Annunzio of Chieti-Pescara, Italy; Matti Skoog, Stockholm University, Sweden) encourage submissions based on empirical, case studies and different jurisdictions from scholars across disciplines which include but are not limited to the following issues:
• Which accounting and accountability challenges are determined by the combination of private and public management cultures in hybrid knowledge-intensive public organizations (e.g. the “leaking” of public money, unfair competition, problems around equal access, public value and accountability)? • How do accounting and accountability systems aim to cope with problems of coordination, management, and evaluation in hybrid forms of knowledge-intensive public organizations? • How do knowledge-intensive public organizations use their accounting and accountability models? • What are the effects of hybridity on the forms of control and accountability in knowledge-intensive public organizations? • How can we build a theory of accounting and accountability for hybrid organizations? • How can empirical studies of hybridization of knowledge-intensive public organizations contribute to accounting and accountability theories? • How does hybridization challenge the role of professionals in knowledge-intensive organizations (e.g. in hospitals, schools and universities)?