Erik Eriksson (formerly Olsson) is a researcher with an interest in organization, management, and improvement of public services in general, and healthcare in particular. He has a PhD in management and economics (2016) and a master's degree focused on political science in public administration (2004). For ten years in between those degrees Erik was employed by various public service organizations, working as a street-level bureaucrat as well as with strategy and quality management.The point of departure for Erik's research is the need for a “zoomed-out” and inclusive perspective on public services and systems that is embedded in a wider societal context. The bulk of his research sits at the intersection of public management, public administration, and service management. Specifically, this research focuses on three areas: co-production/co-innovation, collaborative governance, and (public) value creation. He is also interested in theorizing key concepts in his research field by applying social theory, such as the individualism–holism debate, structuration theory, social constructionism, and communicative action.Erik prefers to conduct research in a collaborative fashion with the aim of co-creating knowledge that is relevant for academics, practitioners, policymakers, and citizens/users. The research methods are mainly qualitative and his approach is normative. Erik’s research has appeared in journals such as Public Management Review, Journal of Health Organization and Management, and BMC Public Health.