Public management and network specificity: Effects of colleges’ ties with professional organizations on graduates’ labour market success and satisfaction

Agnes Akkerman, René Torenvlied

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Abstract

Research on managerial networking in the public sector reports positive effects of network activity on performance. However, little is known about which network relations influence different aspects of performance. We argue that for specific organizational goals, organizations should direct their networking activities towards specific types of organizations. We explore how different types of network relations of Dutch colleges for nursing studies affect the performance of these colleges. We analyse the effect of ties with professional organizations on: (1) graduates’ program satisfaction, (2) graduates’ wages and (3) graduates’ employment (n = 1,484 graduates). Multilevel analyses show that colleges’ ties with professional organizations positively affect graduates’ wages and employment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)522-540
JournalPublic management review
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Public management
  • Networking
  • Performance

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