Network Management in Public Administration: The Essence of Network and Collaborative Governance
- Erik-Hans KlijnErik-Hans KlijnDepartment of Public Administration and Sociology, Erasmus University
Governments operate more and more in networks and collaborative settings that require more horizontal forms of steering. This mostly is called network management and refers to all deliberative attempts to guide processes in collaborative and network settings. Empirical research has shown that network management is crucial for the performance of network and collaborative processes. But the importance of network management also means that the accountability of network managers must be organized properly.