National Knowledge and Research Center for Emergency Readiness - Yeo, Jungwon. (2020). Whole Community Co-production: A full picture behind the successful COVID-19 response in S. Korea.

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Yeo, Jungwon. (2020). Whole Community Co-production: A full picture behind the successful COVID-19 response in S. Korea.

Bibliographic details:

Yeo, Jungwon. (2020). Whole Community Co-production: A full picture behind the successful COVID-19 response in S. Korea. Transforming Government People Process and Policy. 10.1108/TG-05-2020-0088.

Abstract:

This case study aims to examine and understand South Korea’s (S. Korea) COVID-19 response operations, a notable case for other countries to emulate, and suggests some practical implications for other countries struggling with coping with the current pandemic. Approach: To examine the case, the authors propose a new theoretical framework based on concepts of the whole community approach in the emergency management field and on co-production in public administration studies, and use the theoretical framework to analyze the details of S. Korea’s whole community co-production for COVID-19 Response. Findings: The findings demonstrate that the successful pandemic response in S. Korea is attributable to a nationwide whole community co-production among multiple actors, including government, various industries, sectors, jurisdictions, and even individual citizens, within and across relevant public service and public policy domains. Originality: This article suggests a new theoretical framework, whole community co-production, that contributes to the conceptual advancement of co-production in the field of public administration and a whole community approach in the field of emergency and crisis management. The framework also suggests practical implications for other countries to integrate whole community coproduction that may transform current response operations to cope with COVID-19.

Link to paper: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343555010_Whole_Community_Co-production_A_full_picture_behind_the_successful_COVID-19_response_in_S_Korea