Greater China-Australia Dialogue on Public Administration - 2017 Workshop
Governance Structures for Performance and Accountability

Event Recap

Organised by Global China Studies of College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences together with the Public Performance and Management Review, the 7th Greater China-Australia Dialogue with the theme of governance structures for performance and accountability was successfully held at City University of Hong Kong on 9 and 10 June, 2017. The Dialogue was one of activities in celebration of the 3rd anniversary of Global China Studies of CLASS.

Around 30 scholars and practitioners from Australia, Netherlands, mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong were invited to present and discuss their papers at the Dialogue. The two-day workshop consisted of several sub-themes, including theoretical issues, the role of central agency arrangements, public service delivery, integrity management as well as other organisational arrangements in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Australia. Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan represent administrations in different stages of transition, establishing new institutional structures to support the role of government in market economies including in the delivery of efficient and effective services. Meanwhile, Australia represents the continuing evolution of institutional structures in liberal democracies addressing continuing challenges of performance and legitimacy in the light of economic and social pressures and increasing community expectations.

The founders of Greater China-Australia Dialogue include scholars from City University of Hong Kong, Australian National University, Sun Yat-sen University, and National Taiwan University. Previous annual workshops were successfully held in mainland China, Taiwan and Australia. This year, Public Performance and Management Review, the co-organiser and a peer-reviewed academic journal, will publish a selection of papers presented at the Dialogue in a special symposium through the normal review process.

Scholars and practitioners from Australia, Netherlands, mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong attended the 7th Dialogue at CityU.