Sustainability of Network Governance: Stakeholder Influence

Beach, Sandra (2008) Sustainability of Network Governance: Stakeholder Influence. In Brown, Kerry A., Mandell, Myrna, Furneaux, Craig W., & Beach, Sandra (Eds.) Contemporary Issues in Public Management: The Twelfth Annual Conference of the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM XII), 26 – 28 March, Brisbane, Australia.


Public organisations both internationally and in Australia are exploring networked governance arrangements particularly in seeking to resolve wicked social problems that impact on the community. Engaging more effectively with stakeholders is crucial in the search for effective solutions to complex social problems. The objective of this research is to understand how the level of interdependency between organisations and stakeholders contributes to development of network governance in public organisations. An empirical analysis will show how stakeholders are incorporated into the governance processes of network entities in public organisations. In particular, this study will focus on how stakeholder salience i.e. stakeholder power, urgency and legitimacy, is impacted by the level of interdependence between organisations and stakeholders. This paper will provide a critical analysis of the literatures of stakeholders and network governance to show how the concepts are connected and the gaps in the literature relating to interdependency between stakeholders and organisations in governance networks.

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ID Code: 15313
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The contents of this conference can be freely accessed online via the conference's web page (see hypertext link).
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Keywords: Networks, Governance, Stakeholders, Public Sector
ISBN: 1741072158
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Business and Management not elsewhere classified (150399)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Public Administration (160509)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 27 Oct 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2011 05:46

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