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Governance: An international journal of policy, administration and institutions

How fear of blame undermines service networks

In the current issue of Governance, Donald P. Moynihan uses the response to Hurricane Katrina to examine how a preoccupation with blame avoidance affects the performance of public service networks.  Organizations are often forced to participate in such networks, Moynihan says, and more concerned about extra-network reputation than goodwill with their partners.  “The Katrina case,” Moynihan says, “underscores the negative consequences of blame avoidance for the functioning of networks.”  Open access to the article.

Written by Governance

October 12, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Posted in Current issue

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