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Collaborative Innovation in Public Administration: Theoretical Background and Research Trends of Co-Production and Co-Creation

Faculty of Public Administration, University of Ljubljana, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Adm. Sci. 2019, 9(4), 90; https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci9040090
Received: 19 August 2019 / Revised: 13 November 2019 / Accepted: 19 November 2019 / Published: 26 November 2019
This paper presents the results of the content analysis of 139 Web of Science papers focused on collaborative innovation with external stakeholders of public administration, specifically on co-production and co-creation. The analysis included papers published between 2009 and 2018 and was based on a coding scheme consisting of 12 parameters grouped into four groups: paper descriptors, financial support of the research, methodological framework, and co-creation characteristics. The results reveal a considerable increase in researchers’ interest in co-production and co-creation in the context of public administration in the last few years. This is particularly the case in Northern and Western Europe, where Anglo-Saxon and Nordic administrative traditions dominate. Furthermore, the results show that co-creation is most often placed in the contexts of social policy and welfare, as well as health care. Over the selected period, research seldom addressed companies as a target group in the co-creation of public services—in comparison to citizens and internal users. More than three quarters of the papers observed were empirical and less than 20% were quantitative. In general, a lack of conceptual clarity was often identified through the interchangeable usage of the terms co-creation and co-creation and the low level of international comparison—the majority of the papers focused on case descriptions at a national level, even though collaborative innovation is strongly related to administrative traditions dominating in specific regions. View Full-Text
Keywords: collaborative innovation; co-creation; co-production; content analysis; Web of Science collaborative innovation; co-creation; co-production; content analysis; Web of Science
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Jukić, T.; Pevcin, P.; Benčina, J.; Dečman, M.; Vrbek, S. Collaborative Innovation in Public Administration: Theoretical Background and Research Trends of Co-Production and Co-Creation. Adm. Sci. 2019, 9, 90. https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci9040090

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Jukić T, Pevcin P, Benčina J, Dečman M, Vrbek S. Collaborative Innovation in Public Administration: Theoretical Background and Research Trends of Co-Production and Co-Creation. Administrative Sciences. 2019; 9(4):90. https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci9040090

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Jukić, Tina; Pevcin, Primož; Benčina, Jože; Dečman, Mitja; Vrbek, Sanja. 2019. "Collaborative Innovation in Public Administration: Theoretical Background and Research Trends of Co-Production and Co-Creation" Adm. Sci. 9, no. 4: 90. https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci9040090

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