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Advancing Collaboration Theory: Models, Typologies, and by John C. Morris, Katrina Miller-Stevens

By John C. Morris, Katrina Miller-Stevens

The time period collaboration is primary yet now not essentially understood or operationalized. even though, collaboration is enjoying an more and more vital function among and throughout public, nonprofit, and for-profit sectors. Collaboration has turn into a trademark in either intragovernmental and intergovernmental relationships. As collaboration scholarship quickly emerges, it diverges into a number of instructions, leading to confusion approximately what collaboration is and what it may be used to complete. This ebook offers a lot wanted perception into latest rules and theories of collaboration, advancing a revised theoretical version and accompanying typologies that additional our figuring out of collaborative tactics in the public sector.

Organized into 3 components, each one bankruptcy offers a special theoretical method of public difficulties, valuing the collective insights that consequence from honoring many person views. Case experiences in collaboration, break up throughout 3 degrees of presidency, supply extra views on unanswered questions within the literature. Contributions are made by way of authors from a number of backgrounds, together with an legal professional, a occupation educator, a federal government, a human source administrator, a police officer, a self-employed entrepreneur, in addition to students of public management and public coverage. Drawing upon the person stories provided through those views, the e-book emphasizes the commonalities of collaboration. it's from this universal flooring, the shared reports cast between probably disparate interactions that advances in collaboration idea arise.

Advancing Collaboration Theory deals a different compilation of collaborative types and typologies that increase the present knowing of public quarter collaboration.

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In Chapter 10, Miller-Stevens, Machado, and Joannou Menefee seek to identify whether organizational characteristics impact the likelihood of a nonprofit organization to collaborate with nonprofit, private, or public-sector organizations to lobby or advocate for public policy issues, and whether this tactic is perceived as effective. Amy McDowell (Chapter 11) explores collaboration in the judiciary setting. She argues that the judiciary’s desire to be accountable to the public offers a powerful incentive for collaboration, yet the collaboration literature largely overlooks the role of the judiciary as a collaborative partner.

The first (horizontal) axis defines names for a particular interorganizational interaction, form, or relationship, for example: collaboration, cooperation, or partnership. The second (vertical) axis contains the discriminating characteristics or ‘dimension,’ for example: information, structure, resource, or decision-making. Each cell of the array then describes what that particular dimension looks like for each interorganizational form. Gray (1989), in her influential book on interorganizational relationships, which she terms as “collaborations,” emphasizes that the characteristics of interorganizational forms vary depending on context, and that the form eventually affects outcomes.

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