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Co-production: the state of the art in research and the future agenda

Bram Verschuere UGent, Taco Brandsen and Victor Pestoff (2012) VOLUNTAS. 23(4). p.1083-1101
abstract
In this introductory article to the thematic issue, our aim is to discuss the state of the art in research on co-production of public services. We define co-production, for the purpose of this article rather narrowly, as the involvement of individual citizens and groups in public service delivery. We discuss the concept along three main research lines that emerge from the literature: what are the motives for co-production? How can co-production be organized effectively? What are the effects of co-production? Secondly, we also critically assess the state of the art and discuss some conceptual and methodological issues that are still open to debate. Thirdly, we propose some directions for future research: greater methodological diversity and the need for empirical and comparative research with a specific attention for theoretical advancement in co-production research.
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author
organization
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type
journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
Co-production, Research, State of the art, Motives, Effects, Theory, SECTOR, PUBLIC-SERVICES
journal title
VOLUNTAS
Voluntas
volume
23
issue
4
pages
1083 - 1101
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000309860500011
JCR category
SOCIAL ISSUES
JCR impact factor
0.881 (2012)
JCR rank
20/39 (2012)
JCR quartile
3 (2012)
ISSN
0957-8765
DOI
10.1007/s11266-012-9307-8
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have retained and own the full copyright for this publication
id
2939273
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2939273
date created
2012-06-27 09:18:37
date last changed
2014-04-25 13:03:57
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  abstract     = {In this introductory article to the thematic issue, our aim is to discuss the state of the art in research on co-production of public services. We define co-production, for the purpose of this article rather narrowly, as the involvement of individual citizens and groups in public service delivery. We discuss the concept along three main research lines that emerge from the literature: what are the motives for co-production? How can co-production be organized effectively? What are the effects of co-production? Secondly, we also critically assess the state of the art and discuss some conceptual and methodological issues that are still open to debate. Thirdly, we propose some directions for future research: greater methodological diversity and the need for empirical and comparative research with a specific attention for theoretical advancement in co-production research.},
  author       = {Verschuere, Bram and Brandsen, Taco and Pestoff, Victor},
  issn         = {0957-8765},
  journal      = {VOLUNTAS},
  keyword      = {Co-production,Research,State of the art,Motives,Effects,Theory,SECTOR,PUBLIC-SERVICES},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {1083--1101},
  title        = {Co-production: the state of the art in research and the future agenda},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11266-012-9307-8},
  volume       = {23},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Verschuere, Bram, Taco Brandsen, and Victor Pestoff. 2012. “Co-production: The State of the Art in Research and the Future Agenda.” Voluntas 23 (4): 1083–1101.
APA
Verschuere, Bram, Brandsen, T., & Pestoff, V. (2012). Co-production: the state of the art in research and the future agenda. VOLUNTAS, 23(4), 1083–1101.
Vancouver
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Verschuere B, Brandsen T, Pestoff V. Co-production: the state of the art in research and the future agenda. VOLUNTAS. 2012;23(4):1083–101.
MLA
Verschuere, Bram, Taco Brandsen, and Victor Pestoff. “Co-production: The State of the Art in Research and the Future Agenda.” VOLUNTAS 23.4 (2012): 1083–1101. Print.