Shapers or schemers of collaborative governance: network management in England’s Local Enterprise Partnerships

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    Abstract

    The coordination of inter-organisational networks is key to their success and yet partnership management in the context of regional economic development remains a complex and ambiguous process. To address this lack of understanding this article reviews the extant literature on brokerage and network coordination to present a theoretical framework comprising three propositions of the benefits of a private sector influence over the management and coordination of multi- organisational economic development partnerships. The propositions are then explored through a qualitative study of those tasked with the role of leading the management of Local Enterprise Partnerships in England. The findings conversely reveal a reliance on the public sector to lead the framing and mobilisation of these networks and questions whether the policy shift has resulted in truly collaborative governance.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)(In-Press)
    JournalLocal Government Studies
    Volume(In-Press)
    Early online date4 Mar 2021
    DOIs
    Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 4 Mar 2021

    Keywords

    • governance
    • economic development
    • partnership

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