Public service is the core concept for public administration and government’s reforms in 21st century. Economy globalization, diversity of citizens’ needs, constant quality improvement of public lives have made the regional public service management in more problems, opportunities and challenges unprecedented. Regional public service is essential for the regional whole development. Refining the contents of public service, enhancing its supplies, perfecting its functions and making the public service management in innovation, have been the key ways for regional sustainable development. Communication in public service research for the experts from worldwide would play important role in theory and practice for current public service reform.
Under this background, the Graduate School of Public Administration, Burapha University from Thailand, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Jenderal Soedirman University, Public Administration Doctorate Program, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Diponegoro University, Department of Public Administration, Sebelas Maret University; Faculty of Economics, University of PGRI Semarang, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Jember from Indonesia, and School of Public Management, Yunnan University of Finance and Economics from China; all acted as the co-sponsor and co-organizer, to hold the 2016 International Conference on Public Management which theme is “Innovation in Regional Public Service for Sustainability” in Kunming, Yunnan, China. This conference is aimed at addressing innovations for regions of Asia Pacific in public service for sustainability.
ICPM 2016 Proceedings is a seriously reviewed and well-chosen conference publication, which includes about 144 papers and is published by Atlantis Press of France. Organizing Chair Fu Runmin (Prof. Dr.), President of Yunnan University of Finance and Economics, gives sincere hope to the editing and publication of the proceedings, and gives great concern and careful guidance in the overall process. Zeger Karssen, Publishing Director of Atlantis Press of France, Willie van Berkum, Project Manager of Atlantis Press, give great support to the publication of the proceedings. Dr. Wang Xiaofen, Dr. He Xiaobo, Dr. Xi Chunai, Dr. Gu He, Miss Jiang Ke, Assoc. Prof. Chenmeixia, Mr. Wang Xidong, Dr. Li Kun, Miss Zhao Junrong, Dr. Ludan, Dr. Zhao Shu Liang, Dr. Xiao Bin, Dr. Cui Maochong, Miss Rao Huang, Miss Yang Lijuan, Miss Yang Qian and Dr. Slamet Rosyadi, Dr. Ritthikorn Siriprasertchok, Dr. Sunee Hongwiset, etc., who participated in the editing directly, have made great contributions to the publication of the proceedings. We represent the organizers to express deep gratitude to their selfless devotion at the moment of the proceedings put into print. We apologizes for any mistake we might have made.
We also would like to thank all lecturers who were invited to attend this conference and members of the procedural committee. We are deeply grateful for enthusiastic support from all units and individuals, and we appreciate all teachers and students from School of Public Management, Yunnan University of Finance and Economics, who undertake preparation and reception services during the conference. We hereby extend our hearty thanks to Atlantis Press of France for its support to publish the proceedings, the successful conference owing to their excellent jobs and perfect cooperation. It is our honor to welcome the new partners of ICPM 2016 from Indonesia: Diponegoro University, Sebelas Maret University, University of PGRI Semarang, University of Jember.
We hope you benefit from the exchange of ideas and research at ICPM 2016 through discussions with colleagues, participants and conference sessions and activities. And we are sure you will have a wonderful stay while visiting and exploring Kunming, China’s City of Eternal Spring.
May 12, 2016