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Dear SOCNETers -- Here's a summary of the replies I received to my query. Many 
thanks to everyone who took the time to help me out. My query is shown first 
below. Best regards,  -ken



Does anyone have examples of analysis of information sharing and collaboration 
networks among employees of US federal agencies?

We are beginning a study of information sharing and collaboration between 
scientists and  resource managers in the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land 
Management, and other federal natural resources agencies. We are aware of:

Birk, S.M. 2005. Application of network analysis in evaluating knowledge 
capacity. New Directions for Evaluation, 107, Fall, 69-79. 

which examined networks among technical experts in the Idaho National 
Laboratory, but have located no other similar papers.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. They need not be about natural 
resources agency personnel, but it would be most useful if they were about 
federal personnel.

Thanks!          -ken

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From: Jenine Harris <[log in to unmask]>

Hi Ken,
Here’s one: 
Leischow SJ , Luke DA, Mueller NB, Harris JK, Ponder P, Marcus S, Clark PI. 
Mapping U.S. government tobacco control leadership: Networked for success? 
Nicotine Tob Res 2010; 12: 888-894. 

We are in the process of submitting another one from this same data, although it 
looks at influence networks rather than collaboration.

Dear Ken
We just completed a study for the FAA where we developed a pilot tactic 
knowledge and trust network if you are interested.
Michael L. Brown, SkillsNET Founder & CEO
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I am working on my dissertation examining the overlaps of federal advisory 
committees with the largest corporations and nonprofits.  There are some studies 
that look at membership of federal advisory committees, but none that I know of 
that really use social network analysis.  I could send along the citations if 
you are interested

Scott Dolan Department of Sociology State University at Albany Albany, NY 12222 
office: 518-442-3979 cell: 518-944-8626 email: [log in to unmask]
We did two sna projects for state agencies that function with federal oversight 
-- of two western states. Both projects were supported at least in part by 
federal funding. We were looking for centrality scores for expertise and learned 
of that and much more. We have not published the results per se, but we did 
release a white paper. We did some unique things with the informed consent 
requirements which helped with our IRB. Some of the findings can be found in my 
book Methods-Based Management, which is referenced below at Amazon. As a result 
of these studies, I developed the "process vs prerogative" concepts within 
methods-based management. If you are interested, I could send the white paper -- 
which coincidentally was a study of the corresponding agency in Idaho -- and 
some of the informed consent documents, which may help you set up your study.
Ken Tingey
Hi Ken, 
Here is a paper we presented at the Academy of Management that we are working on 
getting ready for submission.  It is particular to incident management but may 
be useful.
 Branda Nowell <[log in to unmask]> 

Not to brag about the work we've done with environmental policy
networks, but we've done plenty of it.  It is not just federal agencies,
but it is all kinds of different government agencies and I think many of
the findings translate just fine into federal agency working groups.  So
I would look at work by the following people (to start):

Adam Henry

Ramiro Berardo

John Scholz

Chris Weible

Mark Lubell

Beatrice Crona

Orjan Bodin

Marco Janssen

Good luck!

From: PN-L List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Scott
Scott Leischow" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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>Take a look at the recent publication below.   Additional analyses of
>this dataset are underway by Jenine Harris and Doug Luke at Washington
>University.  Best regards.   Scott
>Leischow, S.J., Luke, D.A., Mueller, N., Harris, J.K., Ponder, P.,
>Marcus, S., & Clark, P.I.  (September, 2010). Mapping U.S. government
>tobacco control leadership: Networked for success?  Nicotine and Tobacco
>Research.  Volume 12, Number 9, 888­894.
Here is another one that might be of interest.

J..C. Johnson and D. Parks. “Communication Roles, Perceived Effectiveness, and 
Satisfaction in an Environmental Management Program.” Journal of Computational 
and Mathematical Organization Theory VOL 4(3) 223-239, 1998.

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