Co-producing across organizational boundaries: promoting asylum seeker integration in Scotland

Kirsty Strokosch*, Stephen P. Osborne

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This paper questions whether asylum seeker integration is promoted through inter-organisational relationships between non-profit and voluntary organisations (NPVOs) and government agencies. It focuses particularly on the role of NPVOs in service delivery (co-management) and in the delivery and planning of public services (co-governance). It presents a research study on the public services provided to asylum seekers in Glasgow and asks the following questions: What role do NPVOs play in the planning and delivery of public services? When planning and delivering public services, to what extent do NPVOs work across organisational boundaries and what kind of relationships exist? And in practice, what makes inter-organisational relationships work? This paper offers new empirical evidence and also contributes to the theoretical debate around the integration of asylum seekers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1881-1899
Number of pages19
JournalVoluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations
Issue number5
Early online date12 Dec 2016
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017


  • inter-organisational relationships
  • asylum seekers
  • non-profit and voluntary organisations
  • integration


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