Despite the importance of the media and the considerable literature on media logic and the mediatisation of politicians, there is very little research on effects of-as conceptualised here-commercialised media attention on network performance. To address this lacuna, the article draws on a survey of project managers involved in complex spatial projects in the four largest cities in The Netherlands (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht and The Hague) and managers from two consultancy firms involved in similar projects (n=141). Quantitative analysis shows that perception of commercialised media attention has negative effects on network performance but that these effects are reduced considerably by network management activities.

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Policy and politics
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Klijn, E.-H. (2016). Managing commercialised media attention in complex governance networks: Positive and negative effects on network performance. Policy and politics, 44(1), 115–133. doi:10.1332/030557315X14434611417726