Renegotiating public value with co-production

Antonio Cordella, Andrea Paletti, Maha Shaikh

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15 Citations (Scopus)


In the context of public sector organizations, the governance model for co-production could help to deliver better public services that fulfill the expectations of citizens, via crowdsourcing. This chapter considers how and why co-production is a valuable solution for producing public services, but also highlights the challenges that public sector organizations face when co-production is adopted without being customized for public sector service delivery. In the context of the public sector, co-production needs to be focused on public value creation and not on public service production processes. This subtle shift in focus allows us to discuss how and why adopting co-production models that are successful in the private sector cannot be applied directly to public sector organizations; instead they need to be tailored in the light of a better understanding of the requirements of public value creation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCreating and Capturing Value through Crowdsourcing
PublisherOxford University Press (OUP)
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9780198816225
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Co-production
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Public sector
  • Public value
  • Public value creation


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