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Measures and Conditions of Success in Public Sector Knowledge Networks

Abstract

Introduction: Public sector knowledge networks

Performance of organizational networks

Categories and measures of success for public sector knowledge networks

Critical success factors or conditions for success

Conclusions

References

Abstract
Measures and Conditions of Success in Public Sector Knowledge Networks
Wed, 05 Mar 2008
Sharon S. Dawes
 
CTG Working Paper No. 03-2008
Interorganizational networks are increasingly the subject of both theoretical and empirical research in sociology, economics, organizational behavior, and public and business management. While the most common network concepts and studies have focused on multi-organizational forms of production, “network” has also emerged as a way to describe how organizations share and integrate knowledge and information. This paper focuses on a type of network that is increasingly important in public affairs, but largely unaccounted for in the extant literature – the public sector knowledge network. The paper synthesizes and augments the exiting literature to include public sector knowledge networks. It then identifies performance measures that can be used to evaluate them at the network, organizational, and individual levels of analysis and identifies critical success factors that pertain to each level.