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Instruments of value: using the analytic tools of public value theory in teaching and practice

de Jong, J., Douglas, S., Sicilia, M. , Radnor, Z., Noordegraaf, M. & Debus, P. (2016). Instruments of value: using the analytic tools of public value theory in teaching and practice. Public Management Review, 19, pp. 605-620. doi: 10.1080/14719037.2016.1192162


The tools of public value management - such as the strategic triangle and the public value account,– are increasingly used by scholars and practitioners alike. At the same time, some confusion remains regarding their functionality in action. Based on our experiences with these tools in classrooms and boardrooms, we analyze how these instruments help to explore and structure different dimensions of public management challenges. We propose a set of ‘principles of application’, detailing under what conditions public value tools are most likely to be helpful, and suggest a course of action for strengthening, connecting and extending the current tool box.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Public Management Review on 25 August 2016, available online:
Publisher Keywords: Public value management, public management, management instruments, teaching public management, executive education
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Departments: Bayes Business School
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