The evolution of structural embeddedness and organizational social outcomes in a centrally governed health and human services network

Keith G. Provan, Kun Huang, H Brinton Milward

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Abstract

This research examines the effects, over time, of network embeddedness, on three organizationally based social outcomes. We argue that in a centralized, publicly funded but mixed sector health and human services network, an organization's structural embeddedness in the network, as measured by its centrality, will be related to its trustworthiness, reputation, and influence, as rated by other network members, and that this relationship will strengthen over time as the system matures. We also examine how service performance is related to network evolution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)873-893
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Public Administration Research and Theory
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2009

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health
structural organization
trustworthiness
reputation
Human services
Embeddedness
Health services
performance
time
Network embeddedness
Centrality
Trustworthiness
Network evolution
Service performance

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  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Administration
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