Collaborating on a project on collaboration – and what the TROPICO research really means for us

By Karolina Poltorak | 17. December 2021

TROPICO came to its conclusion on November 30th. After the first reaction – “phew, we managed to submit all deliverables on time after all!” – and a couple of calmer days, it is now time for some reflections. What did these 4,5 years of the project truly mean to us – members of the TROPICO…

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Is collaboration really necessary for high legitimacy in branding?

By Erik Hans Klijn | 19. November 2021

Collaboration is often mentioned in the recent literature as crucial to achieve legitimacy. The popular claim is that including stakeholders in different processes will enhance their acceptance of the outcomes. This is usually referred to as output legitimacy. An interesting question is then whether a high level of collaboration is a sufficient condition for achieving…

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Comparing to Improve – Examining the Impact of Collaboration

By James Downe, Benedetta Bellò, Peter Triantafillou & Lukas Thiele | 27. September 2021

Collaboration continues to be a popular way of designing policies and delivering public services. By working together, organisations aim to maximise public value and capture economies of scale, but there is a lack of evidence about collaboration’s impact on efficiency and legitimacy. A team from Cardiff, Roskilde and Potsdam Universities have designed a Collaboration Monitor…

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Making service delivery more efficient by working together. Spanish experience

By Jaime García-Rayado, Vicente Pina & Lourdes Torres | 24. August 2021

Measuring the efficiency of public sector service delivery has attracted increasing attention and is a major concern among many public authorities worldwide. Many governments place focus on assessing and monitoring the efficiency and effectiveness of the actions and services provided by public authorities. In a context of limited resources, the challenge for public authorities is…

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