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Public services management and co-production in multi-level governance settings

Sicilia, Mariafrancesca; Guarini, Enrico; Sancino, Alessandro; Andreani, Martino and Ruffini, Renato (2016). Public services management and co-production in multi-level governance settings. International Review of Administrative Sciences, 82(1) pp. 8–27.

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This article contributes to the growing amount of literature on co-production, focusing on co-production of public outcomes and taking the perspective of local government and public managers. A model for explaining the dynamics of outcomes’ creation at the community level is provided. The core argument of the article is that community outcomes result from a sum of peer production, co-production and inter-organizational collaboration processes promoted and activated at individual, organizational and network level across the public, third and private sectors. Institutional, managerial and organizational implications are discussed. The article argues that local government and public managers are asked to play new roles and to employ a new ethos grounded in a citizens capabilities’ approach.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 The Authors
ISSN: 1461-7226
Extra Information: 20 pp.
Keywords: co-production; civil society; community outcomes; local government; public managers; inter-organizational collaboration; managerial skills; multi-level governance; public service management
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Item ID: 43520
Depositing User: Alessandro Sancino
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2015 14:29
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:32
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