Does co-production build on co-creation or does co-creation result in co-producing?

Mervi Luonila*, Annukka Jyrama

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Purpose The purpose of this conceptual paper is to deepen the theoretical understanding on value (co-)creation particularly in the context of arts. Design/methodology/approach Through critical readings of the current theories on co-creation and co-production, we analyse literature relating to the network and service-dominant logic from the perspective of the arts field. Findings It is argued here that the context for value co-creation might be better analysed through network relationships, allowing a better identification of actors and their roles. We highlight the role of non-expert consumers through their co-creational experiences. In addition, we question the implicit assumption that the outcome of value co-creation is always progressive.

Originality/value The novelty of the paper lies in the new conceptual framework that offers both a wider perspective for theory building of value (co)creation in the context of arts management and deeper understanding for art managers of the mechanisms of value (co-)creation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
JournalArts and the market
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2020
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Value
  • Co-creation
  • Co-production
  • Networks
  • Arts field
  • Arts management
  • WORKING CONSUMERS
  • DOMINANT LOGIC
  • SERVICE
  • EXCHANGE
  • EXPERIENCES
  • CONSUMPTION
  • INNOVATION
  • NETWORKS
  • BUSINESS
  • INDUSTRY

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