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DetailsWho can be powerful and when? Power is a function of network and organizational characteristics and therefore denies an actor (e.g. a NGO or trade union) to be powerful in all networks. To prove this idea, power and institutional theories as well as organizational models will come into use while proposing different types of power factors. Such factors include combinations of organizational and network characteristics that combine to produce high power synergy and low inconsistency. The first dimension of power is trust: the trustee leads the one who trusts. The second dimension is financial incentive: the gift giver influences the gift receiver. The third dimension is irreplaceability. The typology of power factors (organizational and network characteristics) was derived from both inductive and deductive processes. By using statistics-based vector algebra as a basis for the methodology, a survey covering 12 environmental policy networks in 8 European countries was conducted and more knowledge on power was obtained.
About the authorNicolas D. Hasanagas studied Planning and Development of Natural Resources (MEng. eq.) at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece, Sociology, Political Science and Ethnology (MA) at Goettingen University in Germany, and he obtained his PhD in Social Sciences in 2004 at Goettingen University as well. While focusing on organizational research and policy research, he was a functionary in various NGOs and is currently a member of several academic and professional bodies. He participated in developmental and research EU projects and has published in several academic and practical journals. In addition, he has conducted presentations at international conferences concerning Organizational Theory, EU policy-making and institutional analysis, Policy Analysis, Environmental Policy, Science Studies and Development Policy.
Lieferzeit 2-3 Tage / 2-3 days Autor/-in Nikolaos Hasanagas Anzahl der Seiten 162 Sprache Englisch Erscheinungsdatum 19.07.2004 Gewicht (kg) 0.2420 ISBN-13 9783898213868