The aim behind this Public Money & Management theme is to explore the parameters of public value co-creation in order to open up a broader discussion of dis/value, public value destruction and co-destruction as a developing theme in the literature. Public value co-creation has become an increasingly important subject in the design and delivery of public services (Moore, 1995; Ansell & Torfing, 2021; Sorensen et al., 2021) with a core focus of delivering valuable outcomes for citizens. This has been increasingly considered in the co-creation work between public leaders and stakeholders in the private and third sectors, alongside citizens (Bryson et al., 2017; Sancino et al., 2018). This activity is important as it considers not only what is valuable for society but also the needs of the public (Sorensen et al., 2021). A focus on value creation is also seen at the service delivery level where public service logic (Osborne, 2018; Petrescu, 2019) provides a nexus of co-creation between the service user and service provider.
Cluley, V., Parker, S., & Radnor, Z. (2023). Editorial: Public value for all? Considering the parameters of public value co-creation. Public Money and Management, 43(1), 1-3. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2022.2140900