Special Issue "Cross-Border Cooperation in the Area of Public Services"

A special issue of Administrative Sciences (ISSN 2076-3387).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Łukasz Wróblewski

Research Institute on Territorial and Inter-Organizational Cooperation, WSB University, Cieszyn, Poland
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Interests: theoretical and practical issues relating to marketing and strategic management; cultural management; cross-border cooperation
Guest Editor
Prof. Jaime Ruiz- Gutiérrez

Faculty of Administration, School of Management, University of the Andes, Bogota, Colombia
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Interests: organizational demography; cultural studies and arts; cultural management
Guest Editor
Dr. Alexandros Apostolakis

Department of Business Administration, Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Crete, 1 Athitaki Str., Estavromenos, Heraklion, 71004, Crete, Greece
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Interests: tourism marketing and management; cultural heritage resources; modelling choice behaviour

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Faced with the growth of cross-border markets and the new opportunities they bring to players involved in cross-border cooperation, there is an urgent need to develop common policies and strategies. These policies must promote the interoperability of legal systems and of services and the rationalization of resources and means through the pooling of knowledge and competencies. The aim is to strengthen the harmonious development of partner towns and the cohesion of the entire region. This approach aims to optimize the services provided to borderlands citizens (for example, cultural services, touristic, transport, medical) and lead to the implementation of cross-border cooperation projects. It comprises the joint planning of strategic priorities for the future of the cross-border territory, the cross-border establishment and management of public services and facilities, and financing of integrated cooperation initiatives. It is very important that in their cross-border initiatives, local or regional authorities think in terms of “co-financing” by organizing common "roundtables", i.e., by mobilizing all of the levels concerned to secure financing for the cross-border project. In this context, this Special Issue encourages researchers and scholars to send contributions on these critical issues or about any other related topic that may promote the conceptual and practical development of public services in cross-border cities and regions.

Dr. Łukasz Wróblewski
Prof. Jaime Ruiz- Gutiérrez
Dr. Alexandros Apostolakis
Guest Editors

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  • Public services
  • Cross-border cooperation
  • Cross-border market
  • Cross-border projects
  • Smart city Euroregion
  • Territorial governance
  • Cultural policy
  • Arts management
  • Tourism marketing
  • Tourism industry

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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