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dc.contributor.authorChenier, Eric
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T17:10:24Z
dc.date.available2012-02-01T17:10:24Z
dc.date.issued2012-02-01
dc.date.submittedDecember 2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/17421
dc.description.abstractService implementation network engagement and its effects on the likelihood that organizations will engage in collaborative policy advocacy is studied. The research was based on a centrally governed mental health service network in Bernalillo County New Mexico. The study population consists of one for-profit network administrative organization (NAO) contracted by the state and 33 mental health service providers representing all three sectors. Based on earlier research, several hypotheses are developed regarding the roles of resource dependence, organizational embeddedness in cliques, and the bonding model of network organizing. The hypotheses are tested using multiple regression quadratic assignment procedure (MRQAP). The study generated two important findings. First, similar dependence on the NAO, based on service linkages, is found to be negatively related to policy advocacy. Second, those specific organizations who both share a clique with the NAO and who are similarly dependent upon the NAO find themselves to be more likely to engage in dyadic relations of policy advocacy. v Based on limited interview data, a qualitative analysis was undertaken. This analysis, more specifically, attempts to shine some light on the content of policy advocacy. The analysis finds that organizational decisions to engage in policy advocacy can be best understood from a bottom up approach starting with the development of social capital and understanding the dynamics of resource dependence in a centrally governed network. This analysis is followed up with a discussion, focusing on theoretical and practical implications and suggestions for further research.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipRobert Wood Johnson Foundationen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectPolicy Advocacyen_US
dc.subjectSocial Network Analysisen_US
dc.subjectPublic Administrationen_US
dc.subjectBonding Theoryen_US
dc.subjectManagement Networksen_US
dc.subjectNetwork Administrative Organizationen_US
dc.subjectService Implementation Networksen_US
dc.subjectMental Healthen_US
dc.subjectResource Dependenceen_US
dc.subjectCliqueen_US
dc.subjectQuadratic Assignment Procedureen_US
dc.subjectQualitative Network Analysisen_US
dc.subject.lcshBusiness networks--Social aspects
dc.subject.lcshPolicy networks--Social aspects
dc.subject.lcshInteragency coordination--Social aspects
dc.subject.lcshCommunication in public administration
dc.subject.lcshCommunity mental health services--Administration
dc.titleService implementation network engagement: An Indicator of policy advocacy?en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeMasters of Public Administrationen_US
dc.description.levelMastersen_US
dc.description.departmentUniversity of New Mexico. School of Public Administrationen_US
dc.description.advisorHuang, Kun
dc.description.committee-memberRivera, Mario
dc.description.committee-memberJimenez, James
dc.description.committee-memberHuang, Kun


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