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Operationalizing Co-Production in Public Services Delivery: The contribution of service blueprinting

Radnor, Z., Osborne, S. P., Kinder, T. & Mutton, J. (2014). Operationalizing Co-Production in Public Services Delivery: The contribution of service blueprinting. Public Management Review, 16(3), pp. 402-423. doi: 10.1080/14719037.2013.848923


We have argued for public services to move away from product-dominant logic towards a service approach. By taking a services orientation, the experience, inter-organizational, and systemic nature of public services delivery can be considered along with the role of the service user as a co-producer. In this article, we unpack how co-production can be operationalized through the application of service blueprinting. This article presents an example within higher education where the creation of a blueprint brought together staff and students to focus on the design of student enrolment, resulting in improved student experience and supporting co-production.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Public Management Review on 12 Nov 2013, available online:
Publisher Keywords: Co-production, Higher Education, Service Blueprinting, Service Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Departments: Presidents's Portfolio
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