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Hi Zachary et al,

We recently ran a complete network web survey with 117 organizations were we used a pre-complied list of all 117 organizations sorted by country. It went ok, however I think, based on respondents' feedbacks, that browsing through a list of significant more organizations/names than 117 might make it too tiring for respondents to fill in their relations. If >200 organizations or so are to be included in a pre-compiled list, I think it will be necessarily to use some kind of intelligent search/filter function to avoid drowning the respondent with names. Perhaps others on the list have some experiences on this? Would be very interesting to hear about!

The web survey and the results are presented in "Österblom, H., & Bodin, Ö. (2012). Global Cooperation among Diverse Organizations to Reduce Illegal Fishing in the Southern Ocean. Conservation Biology, 26(4), 638-64".  The layout of the online survey is part of the supplementary material.

Hopefully this might be useful,

Dr. Örjan Bodin
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Stockholm Resilience Centre
Stockholm University
SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
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