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Academic Journal of Engineering and Technology Science, 2022, 5(13); doi: 10.25236/AJETS.2022.051305.

Governance Mechanism of Weighted Network Primitives for National Major Cluster Projects


Haojun Lei, Yuwei Kang, Xiankun Dou

Corresponding Author:
​Haojun Lei

School of Management, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China


In order to optimize the stakeholder relationships of national major cluster projects and to improve cluster project network management, this study uses complex network theory to construct an undirected weighted network for projects of the National Quality Engineering Award, retrieves weighted 3-node and 4-node subgraphs, analyses the composition and practical significance of the subgraphs, and makes suggestions for network governance of national major cluster projects. The results show that contractual governance occupies a more central position in the network governance of cluster project organizations and that relational governance remains an important tool for improving cluster project management performance. Nevertheless, relational governance cannot replace contractual governance as the central position in the public project governance framework. A combination of both strategies can be used in the corresponding practical situations.


National major cluster project, Social network analysis (SNA), Weighted motif, Governance mechanisms

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Haojun Lei, Yuwei Kang, Xiankun Dou. Governance Mechanism of Weighted Network Primitives for National Major Cluster Projects. Academic Journal of Engineering and Technology Science (2022) Vol. 5, Issue 13: 33-39. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJETS.2022.051305.


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