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Desperately seeking Selznick: Cooptation and the dark side of managing networks

O'Toole, Laurence J. and Meier, Kenneth John 2003. Desperately seeking Selznick: Cooptation and the dark side of managing networks. Presented at: 7th National Public Management Research Conference (NPMRC), Washington, DC, USA, 10-11 October 2003.

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Abstract

Most literature on public sector networks focus on how to build and management such systems and ignore the potential political problems networks can create for organizations. This paper argues that individual network nodes can work to bias the actions of the organization in ways that are likely to benefit the the organization’s more advantaged clientele. The argument is then support with an analysis of performance data from 500 organizations over a five year period. Networks, while greatly benefitting the organization, have a dark side that managers ans scholars need to consider more seriously.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:39
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/42453

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