The 19th conference of the representatives of the International Public Management Network titled “Public Management for the Future: Innovative Ways of Governing and Managing” and held between 1-4 September 2015 at NUPS served as the forum to present the three books containing the articles based on the best presentations at the annual conference of the European Decision Sciences Institute (EDSI).
The first issue of the books, published by Pearson and edited by Professor Gyulas Vastag at NUPS, is titled “Research in the Decision Sciences for Global Business” includes the studies of Prof. Dr. András Patyi, Dr. Norbert Kis, Col. Dr. Gábor Boldizsár, Prof. Dr. András Nemeslaki and Dr. Zoltán Jobbágy.
The importance of the event was reminded by Prof. D. Clay Whybank, former President of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), the mother organization of EDSI. Professor Whybank said that the key to successful leadership lies within the quantity of active professional partner relations, as it is no longer sufficient to view problems exclusively from one perspective as an expert of one particular field. The efficient leadership of the future realizes through co-operation with innovation at its centre.
According to Prof. Whybank, if trainings in military, public administration and security policy are located at the same place, than students have the opportunity to establish open relations with each other. This is important because later on they will work at organizations that will have to have close co-operation and will have to make currently not foreseeable decisions based on integral thinking. The professor emeritus at North Caroline University added that the trainings at NUPS are truly unique in Europe: although education is managed through four faculties, the co-operation of which results in an invisible fifth faculty where the successful leaders of the future graduate.