Perceived governance practices, perceived cultural attributes, member interactions and member resilience.
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The purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship between perceived governance practices, perceived cultural attributes, Member interactions and Member resilience. The researcher adopted a cross-sectional co-relational survey and selected 278 members from Bubaare and Chahi Innovation Platforms. 9 Key informants were also selected to participate in the study. Data was collected, sorted, coded and analysed. FindingsFindings revealed a significant positive relationship between perceived governance practices and member interactions, perceived cultural attributes and member interactions, and member interactions and Member resilience. About perceived governance practices, majority of respondents reported good coordination, and monitoring and evaluation of innovation platform activities by the leaders even though slacks were noted about the behaviour of some innovation platform leaders. The slacks caused misunderstandings and some mistrust. About perceived cultural attributes, majority of respondents reported the existence of social unity among IP members and affirmed that they had shared beliefs and norms. Innovation platform members reported a high sense of respect for their r leaders although this respect was exaggerated in some instances resulting in a high power distance especially between farmers and researchers. From the study, network managers need to acquire necessary skills like conflict management and trust building to enable them successfully handle Member interactions that engender Member resilience.