Table I

Correlates of theoretical predictions

Intergovernmental
representation
Supranational
representation
Departmental
representation
Epistemic
representation
Formal organisation of the Commission
Specialisation by purpose +
Specialisation by process +
Formal rank +
Multiple organisational embeddedness
compatible + + +
incompatible +
Commission affiliation
primary +
secondary +
Actor interaction inside the Commission
Intensive interaction +
Sustained interaction +
Educational background
international education + +
national education +

key:

+ Positive correlation

– Negative correlation

≠ No predicted correlation

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Table II

Percent of SNEs emphasising the following four loyalties (absolute numbers in parantheses)

Fairly much
or very much
Both/and Fairly little
or very little
Total
Intergovernmental loyalty:
Loyalty towards the member-states as a group 47 30 23 100
(66)
Supranational loyalty:
Loyalty towards the Commission as a whole 65 15 20 100
(66)
Loyalty towards the Director General of own DG 66 16 18 100
(67)
Departmental loyalty:
Loyalty towards the Director of own Directorate 78 12 10 100
(68)
Neutral enforcement of decisions and established regulations within the Commission 75 22 3 100
(64)
Epistemic loyalty:
Professional neutrality within own position 88 9 3 100
(65)
 

Table III

SNEs' perception of the representational roles evoked by other SNEs (percent - absolute numbers in parantheses)

  Strongly
agree
Both/and Strongly
disagree
Total
A 'government representative' role 6 33 61 100 (69)
A 'Commission representative' role 39 53 8 100 (64)
A 'DG/Unit representative' role 74 22 5 100 (65)
An 'independent expert' role 74 20 6 100 (69)
 
 
 

Table IV

Percent of SNEs feeling an allegiance (identify or feel responsible to) towards the following (absolute numbers in parentheses)

Fairly strongly
or very strongly
Both/and Fairly weakly
or very weakly
Total
Intergovernmental allegiance:
The government of own country 5 19 77 100
(65)
Supranational allegiance:
The EU system as a whole 63 23 14 100
(64)
The Commission as a whole 69 22 9 100
(67)
Departmental allegiance:
The DG in which SNEs work 84 9 7 100
(68)
The Unit in which SNEs work 84 10 6 100
(68)
Epistemic allegiance:
Own professional (educational) background and expertise 76 16 8 100
(67)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Table V

Factors that relates to SNEs' perception of the representational roles evoked by other SNEs (Beta)a

A 'government
representative' role
A 'Commission
representative' role
A 'DG/Unit
representative' role
An 'independent
expert' role
Formal organisation of the Commission
Formal rankb .60** -.16 -.30 -.42**
Multiple organisational embeddedness
Incompatible portfolios across levels of governmentf -.28 .29 .34 .65**
Actor interaction inside the Commission
Interaction with fellow colleagues with other national origins outside officec -.37* -.02 0 0
Seniority within the Commissiond -.07 .11 0 0
Educational background
International educational backgrounde .18 -.12 0 .33*
R2=.41 R2=.14 R2=.19 R2=.51

*) p<0.05

**) p<0.01

a) The dependent variables have the following values: Value 1 (strongly agree)), value 2 (do not know)), value 3 (strongly disagree).
b) This variable has the following values: Value 1 (A4 to A5), value 2 (A6 to A7), value 3 (A8), value 4 (scientific officer).
c) This variable has the following values: Value 1 (very often ), value 2 (fairly often), value 3 (both/and), value 4 (fairly seldom), value 5 (very seldom).
d) This variable is continuous ranging from 1 year to 11 years. (Secondment contracts have a maximum length of four years. However, some SNEs may renew their contracts beyond four years).
e) This variable is dichotomous by default: Value 1 (international university education), value 2 (national university education)
f) This variable has the following values: Value 1 (incompatible portfolio = previous professional occupation within domestic ministry or agency that do not correspond to current Commission portfolio), value 2 (compatible portfolio = previous professional occupation within domestic ministry or agency that correspond to current Commission portfolio).
 
 
 

Table VI

Summary of observed causal relationships

Intergovernmental
representation
Supranational
representation
Departmental
representation
Epistemic
representation
Formal organisation of the Commission
Specialisation by purpose +
Specialisation by process +
Formal rank (+) + –**
Multiple organisational embeddedness
compatible + (–) (–)
incompatible + (+) (+**)
Commission affiliation
primary +
secondary +
Actor interaction inside the Commission
Intensive interaction –* +
Sustained interaction (≠) (≠)
Educational background
international education (≠) (≠) +*
national education (≠) (≠)

Key:

+ Positive correlation

– Negative correlation

≠ No correlation

( ) Non-predicted correlation

* p<0.05

** p<0.01


©2006 by Jarle Trondal
formated and tagged by KH/MN, 8.6.2006