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Analysis of the ‘Netzallianz Digitales Deutschland’ from a network governance perspective

Schloßstein, Till (2018) Analysis of the ‘Netzallianz Digitales Deutschland’ from a network governance perspective.

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Abstract:The broadband provision in Germany lags behind compared to other countries. In order to improve the broadband expansion in Germany the ‘Netzallianz Digitales Deutschland’, a panel between public and private actors with the aim of improving the digital infrastructure, was established. The first aim of this thesis is to compile a document analysis to provide information on the broadband provision in Germany and to make clear why the Netzallianz emerged. Subsequently, the structure of the Netzallianz and its policies are evaluated. The second aim of this thesis is to fill the gap of studies dealing with the Netzallianz by analyzing it from a network governance perspective. The research question​“How does the ‘Netzallianz Digitales Deutschland’ and its policies confirm or refute theory of Network Governance?” is answered through this thesis. Therefore, a theoretical framework based on a literature review of network governance theories is created and the Netzallianz is analyzed accordingly. The thesis concludes that the Netzallianz can be considered as a type of network governance and evaluates which differentiations of network governance apply to it in order to understand the nature of the Netzallianz.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:70 social sciences in general
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
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