The Institutions of Governance. A Framework for Analysis

22 Pages Posted: 16 Jun 2017

See all articles by Silvia Sacchetti, Phd

Silvia Sacchetti, Phd

University of Trento; European Research Institute on Cooperative & Social Enterprises (EURICSE)

Ivana Catturani

European Research Institute on Cooperative & Social Enterprises (EURICSE); University of Trento

Date Written: June 15, 2017

Abstract

Production governance is not detached from the effects it produces. This paper suggests a framework to assess coordination structures and mechanisms in terms of their ability to include the publics and their interests, and to generate socio-economic value consistently with those interests. To this end, the framework considers a combination of resource integration mechanisms (contract, authority, cooperation) and structures (markets, exclusive organisational structures, and inclusive organisational structures). These combinations are analysed along key features: information, knowledge sharing ad co-creation, involvement and empowerment, as well as alongside some specific functions of governance (legitimacy, cognition, interdependence). The value added is in identifying criteria for appreciating diverse ways of integrating and coordinating resources, and the associated effects, thus providing both scholars and practitioners with a tool to discriminate amongst alternatives.

Keywords: Governance, Contracts, Authority, Cooperation, Knowledge, Involvement, Empowerment, Legitimacy, Interdependence, Value Creation

JEL Classification: D02, D21, D23, D86

Suggested Citation

Sacchetti, Silvia and Catturani, Ivana, The Institutions of Governance. A Framework for Analysis (June 15, 2017). Euricse Working Papers, 92 | 17. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2987003 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2987003

Silvia Sacchetti (Contact Author)

University of Trento ( email )

Via Giuseppe Verdi 26
Trento, Trento 38152
Italy

European Research Institute on Cooperative & Social Enterprises (EURICSE)

Via S. Giovanni 36
38122 Trento (TN)
Italy

Ivana Catturani

European Research Institute on Cooperative & Social Enterprises (EURICSE) ( email )

Via S. Giovanni 36
38122 Trento (TN)
Italy

University of Trento ( email )

Via Giuseppe Verdi 26
Trento, Trento 38152
Italy

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