How to systematically analyze co-production to inform future policies? Introducing 5Ws of co-production

Steiner, Artu, Farmer, Jane, Yates, Sophie, Moran, Michael, and Carlisle, Karen (2023) How to systematically analyze co-production to inform future policies? Introducing 5Ws of co-production. Public Administration Review, 83 (3). pp. 503-521.

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The "woolliness" and "methodological hurdles" of co-production make it challenging to compare and contrast different co-production policy initiatives and their outcomes, and distil "what works", for whom and in what circumstances. Inspired by Nabatchi et al. (2017) 3Ws typology of the Who, When, and What of co-production, we draw on co-production theory deriving from a narrative literature review and empirical research of co-production cases in Scotland and Australia. We propose a new "5Ws" co-production framework of Who, When, What, Why, and Where, arguing that the context (where) should be an integral part of co-production analyses as socio-political, geographical conditions, and service settings influence the processes and outcomes of co-production, and that the reasons (why) behind co-production determine who is involved in co-production. The paper suggests that the 5Ws of co-production can offer a useful theoretical lens for analyzing a variety of international co-production cases to inform future policies and practice.

Item ID: 76896
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1540-6210
Copyright Information: © 2022 The Authors. Public Administration Review published by Wiley Periodicals LLC on behalf of American Society for Public Administration. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2022 08:20
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