The panel discussion will be designed around
the idea that the desired whole-scale renewal and redesign of public
administration organisations can most usefully be seen through a strategic
management prism, that is one which integrates and goes beyond standard
Weberian/bureaucratic and New Public Management (NPM) paradigms to display a
greater concern for core and bottom up themes of public value, co-creation and
democratic participation as complementary values to those of due process
(Weber) or efficient and cost effective service production (NPM). The strategic
management focus of the panel differs from an operational management
perspective in that it is organisation-wide, operates at a higher order than
functional level strategies (e.g. Finance; Human Resource Management) and
proceeds over a much longer timeframe.
In particular, we will focus on various
downwards facing models of strategy and schools of thought that may help local
governments and national agencies build more participatory, legitimate and
inclusive decision-making processes, which we are exploring in our current and
major EU Horizon 2020 funded project in this area.
The aim of the panel is to disseminate and
receive feedback on intermediate results of the EU-funded project COGOV.
More precisely, the objectives of the panel
present the initial results of the EU-funded project «Co-Production and
Co-Governance: Strategic Management, Public Value and Co-Creation in the
Renewal of Public Agencies across Europe.«
discuss the challenges in strategic renewal of public administrations across
The panel aims to attract PA scholars and
practitioners interested in the strategic renewal of public administrations
across Europe (with special focus on NPM, public value and co-creation).