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This study seeks to determine if public managers operate differently in interorganizational networks than they do in the organizations where they do the majority of their work. This question is asked from the perspective of state and federal government officials work in an interagency context. The study examines twelve interorganizational networks based in Midwestern states, with particular attention given to how they are managed, promoted, and how decisions are made.