Network Outcomes

Transformation, Survival, and Institutionalization
  • Mary L. Fennell
  • Richard B. Warnecke
Part of the Environment, Development, and Public Policy book series (EDPP)


In Chapter 1 we briefly discussed the problems associated with evaluating network performance, and we have now reached the point where performance must be considered in some detail. We have approached this analysis assuming a contingency relationship involving context, structure, and (implicitly) performance outcomes. Following this framework we have explored how the networks reinvented the innovation and defined its content to meet the constraints and opportunities present in their particular organizational settings. We then showed how the networks adopted various diffusion strategies appropriate to their environments and consistent with the agenda of the funding agency that provided the necessary resources.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary L. Fennell
    • 1
  • Richard B. Warnecke
    • 2
  1. 1.The Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  2. 2.University of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA

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