Networks and collaboration in the public sector : essential research approaches, methodologies and analytic tools / edited by Joris Voets, Robyn Keast and Christopher Koliba.

Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020.
xx, 284 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Routledge critical studies in public management
Routledge critical studies in public management

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Public administration -- Research -- Methodology.
Intergovernmental cooperation -- Research -- Methodology.
Public-private sector cooperation -- Research -- Methodology.
Interorganizational relations -- Research -- Methodology.
"Networks and other collaborations are central to the public sector's ability to respond to their diverse responsibilities, from international development and regional governance, to policy development and service provision. Great strides have been made towards understanding their formation, governance and management, but more opportunities to explore methodologies and measures is required to ensure they are properly understood. This volume showcases an array of selected research methods and analytics tools currently used by scholars and practitioners in network and collaboration research, as well as emerging styles of empirical investigation. Although it cannot attempt to capture all technical details for each one, this book provides a unique catalogue of compelling methods for researchers and practitioners, which are illustrated extensively with applications in the public and non-profit sector. By bringing together leading and upcoming scholars in network research, the book will be of enormous assistance in guiding students and scholars in public management to study collaboration and networks empirically by demonstrating the core research approaches and tools for investigating and evaluating these crucially important arrangements"-- Provided by publisher.
A methodological perspective on network and collaboration research / Joris Voets, Christopher Koliba and Robyn Keast
Researching networks through sequential explanatory design / Bob Agranoff and Aleksey Kolpakov
The case study in researching networks and collaborative arrangements / Ming Cheng and Joris Voets
Survey approach / Ingmar van Meerkerk, Jurian Edelenbos and Erik-Hans Klijn
Narrative inquiry in public network research / Jennifer Dodge, Angel Saz-Carranza and Sonia Ospina
Methodology / Rob Kivits
Researching inter-organizational collaboration using RO-AR / Siv Vangen
Process tracing / Robyn Keast
Social network analysis and dynamic network analysis / Robin Lemaire and J"rg Raab
Qualitative comparative analysis in public network research / Denita Cepiku, Daniela Cristofoli and Benedetta Trivellato
Using agent-based models to study network and collaborative governance / Christopher Koliba, Asim Zia and Scott Merrill
Practitioners : what do they want to know? / John M. Kamensky
Network and collaboration research futures / Dan Chamberlain and Ben Farr-Wharton
Cross-cutting themes and opportunities for network and collaboration research / Robyn Keast, Christopher Koliba and Joris Voets.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Voets, Joris, editor.
Keast, Robyn, editor.
Koliba, Christopher, editor.
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