Publication Date: January 1st, 2000
Publication Type(s): Working Paper
Topic(s): Networking and Collaboration
Author(s): Wellever, A., Wholey, D., Radcliff, T.
The purpose of this study is to obtain a greater understanding of rural health networks by classifying them according to their functions and purposes rather than relying on classification schemes that use only structural characteristics to define networks. Using a framework developed by Miles and Snow (1978), we examined how closely categories of rural health networks correspond to an existing theory of organizational strategy. Recognizing that the different types of networks identified have different performance goals, we discuss the relationship of network type to performance measurement.