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Title: Co-Production and the Co-Creation of Value in Public Services: A suitable case for treatment?
Authors: Osborne, Stephen P.
Radnor, Zoe
Strokosch, Kirsty
First Published: 9-Mar-2016
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Citation: Public Management Review, 2016, 18 (5), pp. 639-653
Abstract: Co-production is currently one of cornerstones of public policy reform across the globe. Inter alia, it is articulated as a valuable route to public service reform and to the planning and delivery of effective public services, a response to the democratic deficit and a route to active citizenship and active communities, and as a means by which to lever in additional resources to public service delivery. Despite these varied roles, co-production is actually poorly formulated and has become one of a series of ‘woolly-words’ in public policy. This paper presents a conceptualization of co-production that is theoretically rooted in both public management and service management theory. It argues that this is a robust starting point for the evolution of new research and knowledge about co-production and for the development of evidence-based public policymaking and implementation.
DOI Link: 10.1080/14719037.2015.1111927
ISSN: 1471-9037
eISSN: 1471-9045
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2016, Taylor & Francis (Routledge). Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy.
Description: The file associated with this record is under an 18 month embargo from publication in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy. The full text may be available through the publisher links provided above.
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