Collaboration, Coproduction, Networks – Convergence of Theories

Public Management Review, 1–28, DOI:10.1080/14719037.2013.866479

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Research Paper No. 14-13

37 Pages Posted: 3 Jul 2014

See all articles by Ora-orn Poocharoen

Ora-orn Poocharoen

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Bernard Ting

Civil Service College, Singapore

Date Written: June 30, 2014

Abstract

This paper suggests to study service delivery networks by drawing on the theories of collaboration, coproduction, and networks combined. We introduce four dimensions of coproduction under ‘coproduction-oriented collaborations’. This framework allows us to ‘zoom in and zoom out’ when we study networks. Using the case method approach, the framework is applied to analyse four networks in Singapore. Findings suggest that network process, network structure, and characteristics of actors are crucial to a network’s performance. The paper also offer implications for practice that in certain contexts the usage of these concepts are for managerial effectiveness and not for enhancing democratic values.

Keywords: Coproduction, collaboration, network, Singapore, social services

Suggested Citation

Poocharoen, Ora-orn and Ting, Bernard, Collaboration, Coproduction, Networks – Convergence of Theories (June 30, 2014). Public Management Review, 1–28, DOI:10.1080/14719037.2013.866479; Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Research Paper No. 14-13. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2461617

Ora-orn Poocharoen (Contact Author)

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy ( email )

Singapore 117591
Singapore
(65) 6516 2541 (Phone)
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Bernard Ting

Civil Service College, Singapore ( email )

31 North Buona Vista Road
Singapore, 275983
Singapore

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