Call for Chapters: Governance as a Catalyst for Public Sector Sustainability


Neeta Baporikar, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia and University of Pune, India

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: July 20, 2022
Full Chapters Due: November 17, 2022
Submission Date: November 17, 2022


Governance has become an agenda issue for various stakeholders including academia and professional circles. It is widely accepted to be a significant source of competitive advantage. Although the study of governance is not new, it has only been recognized in the last two decades as being a crucial factor for organizational success. Governance has gained much attention from both academics and practitioners; however, as a discipline, it is still in its infancy, especially in the public sector. Unfortunately, public sector organizations that use governance frameworks or mechanisms without sufficient knowledge and awareness of collaborative governance will fail to reap true and full benefits. Therefore, it is vital for an organization to understand the concept of governance and to align its governance strategy with the organization’s strategy. The public sector, which includes all organizations that provide public services, is driven by providing services to improve citizens’ quality of life and not necessarily by profit. Usually, the public sector is characterized by being less advanced than the private sector, and public sector organizations seldom search for changes that could benefit them, as they do not necessarily see the advantages of experimenting with unfamiliar concepts and investing time and resources in ventures with questionable returns on investments. Governance strategy and systems are one such concept. However, proper implementation and the practice of governance in the public sector improve organizational performance through increased efficiency, productivity, quality, and innovation. Ultimately, governance helps organizations make better decisions, streamline processes, and reduce re-work, whilst also increasing integrity by bringing transparency and greater collaboration among all its stakeholders. Though governance is becoming widely accepted, even as public sector organizations become more complex, governance processes and knowledge is difficult to locate and share. This book aims to delve deep into this crucial aspect.


The impact of public sector enterprise on development is hotly debated, but few doubt their power and influence. Therefore the main aim of this book is to examine the concepts that have powerfully influenced development policy and, more broadly, look at the role of governance in these institutions and how they have affected current development discourse. With this aim, the objective, therefore, is to enhance the understanding of how public sector enterprises have evolved, grown, and their existing governance structures and mechanisms and identify the root cause of inefficiency that is prevailing in some of them. It is not about creating something fundamentally new, nor is it really about completely transcending the efforts of these public sector enterprises. Rather, it is about governance creating effective public sector enterprises of integrity and transparency at a global level that can aid in social and economic development. Hence, this unique book intends to explore a very broad range of ideas and institutions and provides case studies and best practices in the context of broader theoretical analysis of governance as catalyst for public sector sustainability.

Target Audience

• Academics and Researcher Community • Postgraduate/Masters Student/Economics/MBA/Executive Education • Practitioners and Policy Makers and Government

Recommended Topics

• History of Governance • History of Public Sector Development • Governance Frameworks • Sustainability Framework • Governance in Public Sector Enterprises • Sustainability of Public Sector Enterprises • Collaborative Governance Systems and Models • Policy Frameworks and Planning in Public Sector Enterprises • Leadership in Public Sector Enterprises • Public Sector Enterprises and Information Technology • Knowledge Management in Public Sector Enterprises • Public Sector Enterprises and Economic Development • Public Sector Enterprises and Social Development • Public Sector Enterprises and Education, Health, and Environment • Public Sector Enterprises and Sustainable Development • Future of Public Sector Enterprises • Case Studies and Best Practices in Governance and Public Sector Enterprises

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before July 20, 2022, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by August 3, 2022 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by November 17, 2022, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Governance as a Catalyst for Public Sector Sustainability. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2023.

Important Dates

July 20, 2022: Proposal Submission Deadline
August 3, 2022: Notification of Acceptance
November 17, 2022: Full Chapter Submission
January 15, 2023: Review Results Returned
February 26, 2023: Final Acceptance Notification
March 12, 2023: Final Chapter Submission


Editorial Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. José Manuel Saiz-Álvarez, Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil, Ecuador
Dr. Ramakrishna Yanamandra, Skyline University College, UAE
Prof. Prince Nwachukwu Ololube, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Nigeria
Dr. Teresa Dieguez, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave (IPCA), Portugal
Dr. Biljana Stojan Ilic, Megatrend University of Belgrade, Serbia
Professor Dr. Sheikh Mohammed Rafiul Huque, Jahangirnagar University; Bangladesh
Meng Kui Hu, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Dr. Vaishali Mahajan, SCMHRD, Symbiosis International (Deemed University), India
Prof. Burdenko Elena Viktorovna, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Russian Federation
Prof. José G. Vargas-Hernández, José Mario Molina Pasquel y Henríquez Technological Institute, Mexico
Prof. KS Sastry Musti, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia
Prof. Gordana P. Djukic, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Economics, Serbia
Dr. Damini Saini, Indian Institue of Management Raipur, India
Dr. Rafael Perez-Uribe, Universidad de la Salle and Universidad Santo Tomás, Bogotá-Colombia
Dr. K. Rajagopal, SCMHRD, Symbiosis International University, Pune, India.

Neeta Baporikar
Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia & SP Pune University, India


Social Sciences and Humanities; Government and Law; Business and Management
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