Co-Production in public organizations
Cumulative dissertation on "Improving public services through citizen co-production"
Public organizations increasingly co-produce public services with their users. The co-production of public services is generally understood as the involvement of citizens and other actors external to the public administration in the design, production, and provision of public services . Co-production is often seen as a driver for: innovation creation to increase public value in the public sector , increased legitimacy, more efficiency and effectiveness of government, and more accountability .
We elaborate how different dimensions of co-production (Co-commissioning, Co-design, Co-delivery, and Co-assessment/evaluation)  can improve public services and what challenges co-production poses to public organizations. For this purpose, we will study co-production through different projects and angles, such as digital inequalities in citizen-sourcing platforms or the interplay between agile organizational practices and co-production.
Project Team: Prof. Dr. Oliver Neumann and Pascale-Catherine Kirklies
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 Verschuere, B., Brandsen, T., & Pestoff, V. (2012). Co-production: The State of the Art in Research and the Future Agenda. VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 23(4), 1083-1101. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11266-012-9307-8
 Loeffler, E. (2021). Co-Production of Public Services and Outcomes. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-55509-2_3