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The struggles for (and of) network management: an ethnographic study of non-dominant policy actors in the English healthcare system

Waring, Justin; Crompton, Amanda`

Authors

Justin Waring



Abstract

The coordinating skills of network management are well-documented, but there is little understanding of how network management roles are acquired and sustained. This article reports on a two-year ethnographic study that investigated the introduction of a regional healthcare network in England. It describes the strategies used by non-dominant actors to acquire and sustain network management roles in the face of opposition from more powerful actors. These strategies complement existing theory on network management and offer new theoretical understanding regarding the social position of network managers.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2020
Journal Public Management Review
Print ISSN 1471-9037
Electronic ISSN 1471-9045
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 22
Issue 2
Pages 297-315
APA6 Citation Waring, J., & Crompton, A. (2020). The struggles for (and of) network management: an ethnographic study of non-dominant policy actors in the English healthcare system. Public Management Review, 22(2), 297-315. https://doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2019.1588360
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2019.1588360
Publisher URL https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14719037.2019.1588360
Additional Information This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Public Management Review on 03.04.2019, available online: http://www.tandfonline....0/14719037.2019.1588360
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