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Using Multiple Methods to Understand the Nature of Relationships in Social Networks
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Stockholm Resilience Centre.
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Number of Authors: 62018 (English)In: Society & Natural Resources, ISSN 0894-1920, E-ISSN 1521-0723, Vol. 31, no 7, p. 755-772Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Effective natural resource management (NRM) often depends on collaboration through formal and informal relationships. Social network analysis (SNA) provides a framework for studying social relationships; however, a deeper understanding of the nature of these relationships is often missing. By integrating multiple analytical methods (including SNA, evidence ratings, and perception matrices), we were able to investigate the nature of relationships in NRM social networks across five service types (e.g., technical advice, on-ground support) in our case study region, Daly catchment Australia. Only one service type was rated as highly associated with free choice in establishing relationships: technical advice/knowledge. Beneficial characteristics of NRM organizations, such as collaborative and transparent, were associated with the presence of freely chosen relationships between organizations. Our results suggest a need to improve our understanding of organizational roles and characteristics, in particular for use in applied NRM contexts, such as network weaving or disseminating information.

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2018. Vol. 31, no 7, p. 755-772
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Agency, collaboration, organizational characteristics, repertory grid, social network analysis, stakeholder
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Social and Economic Geography Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-156762DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2018.1425514ISI: 000430433900001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-156762DiVA, id: diva2:1216362
Available from: 2018-06-11 Created: 2018-06-11 Last updated: 2018-06-11Bibliographically approved

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