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Managerial Networking: Issues of Measurement and Research Design

Meier, Kenneth John and O'Toole, Lawrence J. JR. 2005. Managerial Networking: Issues of Measurement and Research Design. Administration & Society 37 (5) , pp. 523-541. 10.1177/0095399705277142

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Abstract

The study of networks is a growth area in public management. This article argues that small studies of networks need to be supplemented with large n studies that permit one to include more theoretically relevant control variables and to deal with issues of causality. Using survey data from several hundred agency heads, this article presents a reliable measure of management network activities that has demonstrated substantial empirical import. If the right network nodes are selected, contact information on only a limited number of nodes is needed. Who initiates contacts within the network is also shown to be important.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Uncontrolled Keywords: Management; networks; public organizations; measurement
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 0095-3997
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:31
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/40348

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