Governance and collaboration: An evolutionary study of two mental health networks

Title: Governance and collaboration: An evolutionary study of two mental health networks
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: 2010
Published In: Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory
Description: This article presents a comparative analysis of the evolution of two community mental health networks that both have similar contracts from the State of Arizona. One of the networks is governed by a for-profit firm that buys needed services from a network of largely nonprofit agencies. The other network is governed by a community-based nonprofit that contracts with four separate nonprofit agencies to provide services directly or through a network of other providers, most of which are nonprofit. These two networks are analyzed, using social network analysis, when each system was first formed and again, 4 years later. The for-profit governed network is then compared to the nonprofit governed network on four dimensions: sector, nonprofit or for-profit, relationships and trust, the evolution of the structure of the networks, and a limited comparison of the two networks' performance. © The Author 2009. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Citation: Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. 20. Issue SUPPL. 1. ISSN 1053-1858. DOI 10.1093/jopart/mup038.
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  • School of Public Policy