TOWARDS AN EXOGENOUS THEORY OF PUBLIC NETWORK PERFORMANCE
Version of Record online: 27 JUL 2009
© 2009 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Volume 87, Issue 3, pages 440–456, September 2009
How to Cite
KENIS, P. and PROVAN, K. G. (2009), TOWARDS AN EXOGENOUS THEORY OF PUBLIC NETWORK PERFORMANCE. Public Administration, 87: 440–456. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9299.2009.01775.x
- Issue online: 27 JUL 2009
- Version of Record online: 27 JUL 2009
- Date received 11 April 2007. Date accepted 12 July 2007.
This article offers insights into the complexity of assessing the performance of public networks. We have identified three so-called exogenous factors: form of the network, type of inception—whether the network was initially formed as voluntary or mandated—and developmental stage of the network. We argue that where a network stands on each of these factors will determine the appropriateness of specific criteria for assessing the performance of the network.