Non-profit Organizations and Co-production: The Logics Shaping Professional and Citizen Collaboration develops a novel framework for analyzing the practices of co-production between citizens and professionals in the non-profit sector. Analysing organizations in three contexts (Sheffield, England; Lyon, France; and Montreal, Quebec, Canada), the book examines the international differences between non-profits, evidenced by the way that they variously blend or assimilate the logics of the market, state and community, and how this shapes the motivations for and approaches to co-production at the micro level in each context. This book presents a major step forward in comparative non-profit studies and the co-production of public services. This book will be of interest to researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and graduate/ postgraduate students in public administration and management, particularly within Public & Nonprofit Management and Organization Studies. The book speaks directly to key contemporary debates in these fields, including the nature of organizational hybridity, public service innovation and approaches to service user involvement.


McMullin, C. (2022) “Individual, Group, and Collective Co-production: The Role of Public Value Conceptions in Shaping Co-production Practices“, Administration and Society.

McMullin, C. (2022) “I’m paid to do other things”: Complementary co-production tasks for professionals, Local Government Studies.

McMullin, C. (2021) ‘Financial mechanisms for innovative social and solidarity economy ecosystems: The case of Quebec’, International Labour Organization.

McMullin, C. (2021) ‘Transcription and qualitative methods: Implications for third sector research’, special issue of Voluntas on “Researching the Third Sector: Approaches, Methods, and Applications”.

McMullin, C., Roy, M.J., and Curtin, M. (2021) ‘Institutional logics as a framework for understanding third sector development: An analysis of Quebec and Scotland’, Policy & Politics.

McMullin, C. (2021) ‘Challenging the necessity of New Public Governance: Co-production by third sector organizations under different models of public management’, Public Administration.

McMullin, C. (2021) ‘Migrant integration services and coping with the digital divide: Challenges and opportunities of the COVID-19 pandemic’, Voluntary Sector Review.

McMullin, C. and Raggo, P. (2020) ‘Leadership and governance in times of crisis: A balancing act for nonprofit boards’, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.

McMullin, C. (2019) ‘Coproduction and the third sector in France: Governmental traditions and the French conceptualization of participation’, Social Policy and Administration.

McMullin, C. and Skelcher, C. (2018) ‘The impact of societal level institutional logics on hybridity: Evidence from non-profit organizations in England and France’, Voluntas.

Vickers, I., Lyon, F., Sepulveda, L. and McMullin, C. (2017) ‘Public service innovation and multiple institutional logics:  The case of hybrid social enterprise providers of health and wellbeing’, Research Policy.

Book chapters:

McMullin, C. (2020) ‘Co-production of public services: Institutional barriers to the involvement of citizens in policy implementation’ in H. Sullivan and H. Dickinson (Eds.), A Handbook of the Public Servant, Palgrave Macmillan.

McMullin, C. (2020) ‘The role of public servants in facilitating local community projects: Citizen-led co-production in Quebec’ in H. Sullivan and H. Dickinson (Eds.), A Handbook of the Public Servant, Palgrave Macmillan.

McMullin, C. (2018) ‘Co-production and community development in France’ in Verschuere, B., Brandsen, T. and Steen, T., eds., Co-production and co- creation: Engaging citizens in public service delivery, Routledge.

McMullin, C. and Needham, C. (2018) ‘Co-production and healthcare’ in Verschuere, B., Brandsen, T. and Steen, T., eds., Co-production and co-creation: Engaging citizens in public service delivery, Routledge.

Needham, C. & McMullin, C. (2017) ‘Coproduction’ in Farazmand, A., ed., Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance, Cham: Springer International Publishing, 1-6.

Book review:

McMullin, C., 2016. Designing public policy for co-production: theory, practice and change, by Catherine Durose and Liz Richardson, Bristol, Policy Press, 2015, 176 pp.,£ 23.00 (paperback), ISBN 9781447316695. Local Government Studies, pp.1-3.

Other publications:

McMullin, C. (2019) ‘La coproduction des services publics : tour d’horizon d’un concept’, Action publique : Recherche et pratiques, Ministère de l’économie et des finances, pp. 12-21.

Lessons for Leadership – the experience of LSIS – final version (2013) Public Chairs Forum

Community Rights Made Real (2012) Urban Forum

Regeneration of Tottenham: proposals from the voluntary and community sector (2012) Haringey Association of Voluntary and Community Organisations

Local Democracy Revisited: The Changing Role of Local Councillors (2011) Urban Forum

Involving Communities: A Legal Duty? (2010) Urban Forum

Local Action: ‘The Handy Guide’ for Communities Working with Councillors (2010) Urban Forum