Neoliberal governing through social enterprise: Exploring the neglected roles of deviance and ignorance in public value creation

Teasdale, Simon (2019). Neoliberal governing through social enterprise: Exploring the neglected roles of deviance and ignorance in public value creation Public Administration, 97(2), pp. 325-338. Wiley 10.1111/padm.12588

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This article makes a case for paying greater attention to how informal relationships between government officials and civil society practitioners impact processes of public value creation. Drawing on data from a five‐year qualitative longitudinal study, we illuminate how civil society practitioners deviate from the formal objectives of social enterprise policies in order to create what they see as having public value. Through a process of theory elaboration, we demonstrate how government officials’ wilful ignorance of, or informal collaboration in, such deviance, precipitates forms of public value that are consistent with wider political objectives. Our analysis adds nuance and granularity to the debate on public value by drawing attention to the arcane ways it may be informally negotiated and created outside of the public sphere. This opens up new empirical and theoretical opportunities for understanding how deviance and ignorance might be symbiotically related in processes of public value creation.”

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

Business > Institute for Innovation and Strategic Entrepreneurship > Low-end Innovation

Name:

Teasdale, Simon

Subjects:

H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management

ISSN:

1467-9299

Publisher:

Wiley

Submitter:

Pascal Dey

Date Deposited:

26 Oct 2020 12:37

Last Modified:

26 Oct 2020 12:37

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/padm.12588

ARBOR DOI:

10.24451/arbor.13092

URI:

https://arbor.bfh.ch/id/eprint/13092

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