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Evaluating Network Arrangements: Toward Revised Performance Measures

Mandell, Myrna & Keast, Robyn L. (2007) Evaluating Network Arrangements: Toward Revised Performance Measures. Public Performance & Management Review, 30(4), pp. 574-597.

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Abstract

As public problems have become more and more complex, there has been a realization that individual government agencies, working alone, can no longer handle these "wicked issues." Instead, there has been a growing emphasis on replacing categorical or program-based funding arrangements with more integrated efforts. These efforts have been the focus of recent work on collaborative endeavors involving a variety of network arrangements. The difficulty has been that although these types of collaborative efforts are increasing in number, a related growing concern is whether such arrangements have been any more effective than those involving single-agency efforts. As a result, interest has increased in evaluating these types of efforts. However, the evaluation measures used are those that apply to individual organizations, rather than network arrangements that often include not only representatives of public sector organizations but also representatives of nonprofit and private organizations as well as individuals and groups representing community interests. New ways are needed of evaluating performance in these network arrangements.

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ID Code: 9299
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details: rl.keast@qut.edu.au
Keywords: Effectiveness, Network Analysis, Networks, Participatory Evaluations, Performance Measures
DOI: 10.2753/PMR1530-9576300406
ISSN: 1530-9576
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Public Administration (160509)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 M.E. Sharpe
Deposited On: 03 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:32

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