Creating public value in regional policy. Bringing citizens back in

Mendez, Carlos, Pegan, Andreja and Triga, Vasiliki (2022) Creating public value in regional policy. Bringing citizens back in. Public Management Review. ISSN 1471-9037 (In Press)

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We develop a novel citizen-centred multi-dimensional approach to public value creation in regional policy. Drawing on 47 citizen focus groups in 16 European regions, public values are analysed through an interpretative comparative approach. Goal attainment is a positive and widely held value. However, evaluations of institutional performance and democratic values are more negative. The findings have significant implications for public value management. We propose a five C’s public value creation framework emphasizing coherence across public values and the communication and co-creation of public value sustained through capacity building and continuous feedback. Implications for public value theory, European regional policy and future research are discussed.

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Additional Information: Funding information: The work was supported by the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. [693427 and 770591].
Uncontrolled Keywords: cohesion policy, European Union, regional policy, citizens, public values, Public value creation
Subjects: L400 Social Policy
L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2022 11:59
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2022 12:00

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