Driving-Firces studies the generating mechanisms that drive the formation of corporate government networks. The main object of study is the network of interlocking directorates.

The ‘Driving-forces’ project builds a conceptual framework that tries to explain the formation and (dis)continuation of corporate board overlap through the strategies of the actors involved. After all, board interlocks are the result of firms seeking directors and persons accepting positions on corporate boards. The conceptual framework considers how ownership ties interact with interlocking directorates. This project will use the longitudinal data ‘Network structures’ provides to test whether and how in different parts of the global network actors deploy different network strategies.