Network governance as a structure of conversations

Cornford, James, Baines, Susan and Wilson, Rob (2018) Network governance as a structure of conversations. In: Symposium on Implementing Collaborative Governance, 2018-10-24 - 2018-10-26, Univesity of Palermo.

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In this paper, we use Cultural Theory to explain why effective network governance is experienced by so many participants as generating many frustrating conversations – a ‘talking shop’ – and to explain why particular actors tend to find these conversations so frustrating. In the second part of the paper, we propose an approach to managing those conversations in a more fruitful way, based on separating out a specific set of conversations, based on our prior analysis, and generating a set of potentially testable propositions about how to go about this. We draw on twenty years of participation in the network governance of ‘joining up’ projects in the field of health social care and education.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: network governance,cultural theory,conversation
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Innovation, Technology and Operations Management
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Centres > Business and Local Government Data Research Centre (former - to 2023)
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2018 10:30
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2022 11:11


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