Tools, Strategies, and Practices for Modern and Accountable Public Sector Management

Tools, Strategies, and Practices for Modern and Accountable Public Sector Management

Graça Azevedo (University of Aveiro, Portugal), Jonas Oliveira (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Portugal), Rui Pedro Marques (University of Aveiro, Portugal) and Augusta Ferreira (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Release Date: November, 2019|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 372|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1385-9
ISBN13: 9781799813859|ISBN10: 1799813851|EISBN13: 9781799813873|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781799813866
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The recent global financial and economic crisis has had surprising effects on several economies worldwide. This global event has promoted the discussion on how ethical, transparent, and rigorous the accountability of public sector institutions is. However, public manager accountability is translated into a vision that goes beyond its sphere of activity, demanding information on how public resources have been managed based on the maximization of social welfare and sustainable development.

Tools, Strategies, and Practices for Modern and Accountable Public Sector Management is an essential reference source that discusses the process behind how public resources are managed as well as how they are coordinated to achieve collective success. Featuring research on topics such as corporate responsibility, fiscal accountability, and public administration, this book is ideally designed for researchers, managers, financial authorities, auditors, public managers, public administrators, regulatory authorities, accountants, professionals, and students involved with the accountability and reform of public management in local governments.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Corporate Responsibility
  • Corruption
  • Financial Transparency
  • Fiscal Accountability
  • Local Governance
  • Management Systems
  • Public Administration
  • Risk Management
  • Social Accounting
  • Sustainability Reporting

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

He has a PhD in Accounting from the School of Economics and Management, University of Minho, Portugal. He is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at ISCTE-IUL Business School, Lisbon. He has previously worked at the University of Aveiro as an Adjunct Professor of Accounting. His research interests are corporate risk reporting, corporate governance mechanisms, impression management strategies used corporate reporting, sustainability and integrated reporting. He publishes academic articles in some well-recognized journals such as the Managerial Auditing Journal, Australian Accounting Review, Corporate Communications: an International Journal, Meditari Accountancy Research, European Business Review, and Journal of Risk. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Accounting and Finance Research. He has own some best papers awards. Recently, he has researched on topics related to corporate social responsibility and integrated reporting. Currently, he supervises PhD students on integrated reporting, corporate social responsibility and risk reporting (enterprise risk management).
Rui Pedro Figueiredo Marques received the PhD degree in Computer Science in 2014 from the universities of Minho, Aveiro and Porto, three of the top universities in the north of Portugal. In 2008 he concluded his Masters degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, at the University of Aveiro, and in 2005 he graduated in the same area, also from the University of Aveiro. His main research interests are related to the integration of Information Systems into organizational topics, contributing with solutions to improve the risk management and the organizational efficiency. He is Professor of Information Systems and Technology since 2007 at the Higher Institute of Accounting and Administration, University of Aveiro, Portugal.