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Analysing Network Governance of Public Assets

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This paper provides a framework for evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Australian public assets when owned by: (i) a government department, (ii) a State owned corporate body, (iii) private investor's, or (iv) a network of constituents. The framework evaluates the generic characteristics of the four different types of governance architectures by considering their: (i) accountability, (ii) quality of service, (iii) operating costs, (iv) funding (v) cost of finance, and (vi) political outcomes. Network governance introduces distributed: communications, intelligence, decision making, and control which can be used to augment and/or replace the centralised architecture of the other three alternatives. Network governance is identified as a condition precedent for developing self-governance and enriching democracy. Copyright (c) 2007 The Author; Journal compilation (c) 2007 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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  • Shann Turnbull, 2007. "Analysing Network Governance of Public Assets," Corporate Governance: An International Review, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 15(6), pages 1079-1089, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:corgov:v:15:y:2007:i:6:p:1079-1089
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    1. Shann Turnbull, 0. "Grounding a Theory of Firms in the Natural Sciences," Humanistic Management Journal, Springer, vol. 0, pages 1-28.
    2. Shann Turnbull, 2017. "Grounding a Theory of Firms in the Natural Sciences," Humanistic Management Journal, Springer, vol. 1(2), pages 159-186, April.

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