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Building Public Values through Cross-sector Collaboration: One Possibility of Creating Public Value

Cui, Tie; Osborne, Stephen


Tie Cui

Stephen Osborne


Compared with the increasing prevalence of public value literature, the importance of public values research is seriously underestimated. This essay attempts to shed lights on this topic. Using a case study, we want to explore in which ways the public values could be constructed through cross-sector networking. The research findings are threefold: (1) the network collaboration is essential for building public values, however, it is difficult to be maintained; (2) the network is underpinned by three logics- the institutionalized measurement logic, the informal interpersonal relationship and core agent logic, and the bureaucratic logic; (3) the performance of building public values can be evaluated by a continuous spectrum; within this spectrum raising awareness and facilitating actions are more challenging.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name International Research Society for Public Management Conference (IRSPM)
Start Date Apr 11, 2018
End Date Apr 13, 2018
Deposit Date Jul 18, 2022
Publicly Available Date Jul 19, 2022
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