Collaborative networks and environmental governance performance : a social influence model

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1878-1899
Journal / PublicationPublic Management Review
Volume23
Issue number12
Online published23 Jul 2020
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

Abstract

This study aims to answer the following research question: how do collaborative networks affect the performance of individual policy actors embedded in the network? We examine this question with a unique dataset on water governance in Dongguan city, China. We hypothesize that collaborative network affects the environmental performance of policy actors through a social influence mechanism, and that the performance of an ego actor will emulate that of alters in the network. We test this hypothesis by estimating network/spatial autoregressive models, and the results confirm the presence of a social influence effect.

Research Area(s)

  • Collaborative networks, governance networks, network performance, governance performance, environmental policy

Citation Format(s)

Collaborative networks and environmental governance performance: a social influence model. / Huang, Chen; Chen, Wenna; Yi, Hongtao.
In: Public Management Review, Vol. 23, No. 12, 12.2021, p. 1878-1899.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review