Living Lab as a Methodology for Public Administration Research

New Publication:

Rianne Dekker, Juan Franco Contreras & Albert Meijer published a methodological paper on living lab research in the International Journal for Public Administration: ‘The Living Lab as a Methodology for Public Administration Research: a Systematic Literature Review of its Applications in the Social Sciences’. We wrote this paper since we observed that an obvious obstacle to the application of a living lab approach in public administration is unclarities about the value, validity and application of this methodology. This study systematically reviews current applications of living labs in social sciences and links this to opportunities for public administration research. It presents a set of guidelines for the use of living labs in public administration research and reflects upon the value of this specific methodology. The paper is available here. Please contact Albert Meijer ( if you cannot het access to the paper.