Governance Types

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= Mark Considine and Jenny Lewis’s paper about bureaucracy, network, and enterprise models


Graphic at http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_u1GIE0NHH8g/ShN20AoHUCI/AAAAAAAAACk/u2x6mnpcN7g/s1600-h/considine+%26+lewis.jpg


Commentary

David Ronfeldt:

"This paper and its chart (p. 133) are focused on alternatives ways of delivering services — the evolution from traditional bureaucratic, to new corporate, market, and network models of governance. A key finding is that “A new corporate-market hybrid (called ‘enterprise governance’) and a new network type have become significant models for the organization of frontline work in public programs” (p. 131), particularly in Europe and around the British Commonwealth. It’s a pertinent finding, but I don’t find the chart all that illuminating. Moreover, the write-up emphasizes trust and a shared organizational culture as being essential to network designs. This is not a wrong point, but as I’ve already indicated, it may well be that in the final analysis all organizational systems rest on trust and a shared acceptance of the culture most suited to the functioning of that form (even if it is a hierarchy)." (http://twotheories.blogspot.com/2009/05/organizational-forms-compared-my.html)

Source: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118872896/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0