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On the determinants of external networking of European mayors

Munck, Philipp (2016) On the determinants of external networking of European mayors.

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Abstract:The subsequent Bachelor Thesis will focus on the external networking of mayors from 17 European countries and the determinants thereof. For this purpose, the following research question will be deployed: To what extent do the leadership-style and other factors (constitutional setting, personal capabilities, municipal size) explain differences in the degree to which mayors in 17 European countries in 2003/4 engage in external networking? A cross-sectional correlational research design using quantitative data of the European Mayors Project (hereafter EMP) conducted in 2003/04 will be applied in order to answer the research question. Even though a considerable number of scientists has dealt with the consequences of managerial networking in public organizations, only few researchers have focused on the determinants thereof (Andrews, Boyne, Meier, O’Toole & Walker, 2011). As increased external mayoral networking, in turn, might increase the ability of a municipality to cope with contemporary urban challenges, this research might also entail a huge societal impact. Therefore, by making a contribution for closing the theoretical deficit, this research will also reveal whether the determinants of external networking are amenable to influence (e.g. by the mayor him/herself).
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:89 political science
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/70433
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