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Inaugural lecture

Context in public management, the missing link

Prof Edoardo Ongaro
This event took place on 6th February 2018 at 6:00pm (18:00 GMT)
Berrill Lecture Theatre, The Open University, Walton Hall Campus, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

The importance of taking context into account in decision making in public management, particularly in the social sciences, will be addressed by Edoardo Ongaro, Professor of Public Management in the OU’s Faculty of Business and Law, when he delivers his inaugural lecture on 6 February 2018.

In his inaugural lecture, Context in public management, the missing link,ProfessorOngaro will describe how most of his professional life has been devoted to gaining a better understanding of why a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach does not work when it comes to public policy and management, and in the social sciences at large. He will highlight the importance of context and demonstrate examples of whya certain policy or practice could work well in one place, but not in another one and why certain ‘solutions’ produce very different results when transferred from one country to another.

18:00 Introduction/Opening. Lucian Hudson, Director of Communications.

18:02 Introduction to Edoardo Ongaro.

18:05 Professor Edoardo Ongaro.

18:50 Q&A Chaired by Lucian Hudson.

18:58 Closing Lucian Hudson.

The webcast was open to 3000 users

(63 minutes)