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Article: Characterizing stakeholders of aging-in-place through social network analysis: a study of Nanjing, China

TitleCharacterizing stakeholders of aging-in-place through social network analysis: a study of Nanjing, China
Authors
Keywordsaging in place
stakeholder
social network analysis
China
Issue Date2019
PublisherMDPI. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability
Citation
Sustainability, 2019, v. 11 n. 23, p. article no. 6722 How to Cite?
AbstractChina currently has an elderly population of 249 million with over 97% of them ending up aging in place. Although various regional pilot programs have been conducted, a sustainable aging-in-place system has not been established to effectively and efficiently provide aging services in many cities of China. The characteristics of stakeholder networks in the aging-in-place systems have not attracted great attention from researchers. This research applies social network analysis to characterize the interactions of stakeholders in aging-in-place systems to facilitate cooperation and coordination amongst them. Using Nanjing as a case study, 23 stakeholders in Nanjing’s aging-in-place system are identified, such as the Aging Affairs Committee, Aging-in-Place Service Association, and aging-in-place service centers; and then the relationship networks of these stakeholders in terms of communication, supervision, and trust are developed and analyzed. The results show that the aging-in-place system suffers from certain defects, including the loose connection of government departments, redundant information channels, low trustworthiness of certain aging-in-place service centers, poor credibility of third-party training and assessment institutions, and excess power of the industry association. To tackle these issues, a wide spectrum of actionable measures applicable to Nanjing’s conditions, as well as high-level policy implications for other cities of China, are proposed for augmenting the communication, supervision, and trust among stakeholder groups.
Descriptioneid_2-s2.0-85076691423
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/286187
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2018 Impact Factor: 2.592
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.478

 

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dc.contributor.authorZHOU, S-
dc.contributor.authorNg, ST-
dc.contributor.authorLi, D-
dc.contributor.authorZhang, J-
dc.contributor.authorFan, J-
dc.contributor.authorYANG, Y-
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-31T07:00:22Z-
dc.date.available2020-08-31T07:00:22Z-
dc.date.issued2019-
dc.identifier.citationSustainability, 2019, v. 11 n. 23, p. article no. 6722-
dc.identifier.issn2071-1050-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/286187-
dc.descriptioneid_2-s2.0-85076691423-
dc.description.abstractChina currently has an elderly population of 249 million with over 97% of them ending up aging in place. Although various regional pilot programs have been conducted, a sustainable aging-in-place system has not been established to effectively and efficiently provide aging services in many cities of China. The characteristics of stakeholder networks in the aging-in-place systems have not attracted great attention from researchers. This research applies social network analysis to characterize the interactions of stakeholders in aging-in-place systems to facilitate cooperation and coordination amongst them. Using Nanjing as a case study, 23 stakeholders in Nanjing’s aging-in-place system are identified, such as the Aging Affairs Committee, Aging-in-Place Service Association, and aging-in-place service centers; and then the relationship networks of these stakeholders in terms of communication, supervision, and trust are developed and analyzed. The results show that the aging-in-place system suffers from certain defects, including the loose connection of government departments, redundant information channels, low trustworthiness of certain aging-in-place service centers, poor credibility of third-party training and assessment institutions, and excess power of the industry association. To tackle these issues, a wide spectrum of actionable measures applicable to Nanjing’s conditions, as well as high-level policy implications for other cities of China, are proposed for augmenting the communication, supervision, and trust among stakeholder groups.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherMDPI. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability-
dc.relation.ispartofSustainability-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.subjectaging in place-
dc.subjectstakeholder-
dc.subjectsocial network analysis-
dc.subjectChina-
dc.titleCharacterizing stakeholders of aging-in-place through social network analysis: a study of Nanjing, China-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailNg, ST: tstng@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityNg, ST=rp00158-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/su11236722-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-85076691423-
dc.identifier.hkuros313452-
dc.identifier.volume11-
dc.identifier.issue23-
dc.identifier.spagearticle no. 6722-
dc.identifier.epagearticle no. 6722-
dc.publisher.placeBasel, Switzerland-

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