Public Value Management — Book launch

Join us for the launch of a new book as we explore a public value approach to the design and delivery of public policy

Event Details
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm


About this event

Today, problems and issues – unprecedented in their complexity and scale like climate change and Covid-19 – confront societies requiring a resolution based upon a wider-than-economic appreciation of value and the engagement of citizens. Underscoring the globalised world-system we inhabit, these problems and issues shape policy and politics and foreground relationships with citizens and stakeholders.

Join Policy Network, the University of Central Lancashire and the Samuel Lindow Foundation at the launch of a new book – Public Value Management: Institutional Design and Decision for the Common Good – as we explore a public value approach to the design and delivery of public policy as a way of appreciating, assessing and articulating human needs and motivations, and in facilitating the actions and achievements of organisations and entrepreneurs across all sectors.

As a concept, public value provides an appreciation of value beyond immediate material interest.  It allows policy makers and managers to encompass the entire gamut of human needs and motivations.  It creates a new construct in policy and liberates them to imagine wider contributions and relationships with co-producers and collaborators beyond the relatively restrictive boundaries of often inappropriate missions.

Drawing upon insights from space, energy, tourism and higher education this book focuses upon public value in the context of human values, social justice and social value.  It bridges the gap between the ‘soft subjectivity’ associated with human value outcomes and harder policy and practice outputs. Today, complex global issues require new relationships and actions and a public value perspective simplifies their complexity enabling communication with co-producers at the necessary level of the individual citizen, a common narrative allows us to confront ‘wicked’ problems at local, national and international levels.



  • Professor Graham Baldwin, vice chancellor, UCLan and chair, Applied Policy Science Unit, UCLan (chair)
  • Meg Hillier MP, chair, House of Commons public accounts committee
  • Dr Rick Wylie, reader in applied policy science and executive lead, Applied Policy Science Unit, UCLan
  • Professor Dr Kai-Uwe Schrogl, seconded expert, space policy issues division, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
  • Dr Gianluigi Baldesi, senior manager, European Space Agency
  • Professor StJohn Crean, pro vice chancellor (research), UCLan and trustee, Samuel Lindow Foundation



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More information

This event is held in partnership with the University of Central Lancashire and the Samuel Lindow Foundation.

Attendance is free and open to all.

For more information, please contact event convenor Josh Newlove.