In order for co-production to become a viable way of working in public sector management and policy-making, practitioners need to be more reflective and researchers need to be more action oriented. This article discusses reflective practice, action research and the idea of a community of inquiry in which both practice and science work together. The authors illustrate their ideas with an example from their own practice and explain the advantages of their approach.

dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2010.492183, hdl.handle.net/1765/113634
Public Money and Management: integrating theory and practice in public management
Department of Public Administration and Sociology (DPAS)

Duijn, M, Rijnveld, M, & van Hulst, M.J. (2010). Meeting in the middle: joining reflection and action in complex public sector projects. Public Money and Management: integrating theory and practice in public management, 30(4), 227–233. doi:10.1080/09540962.2010.492183