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 typical yet no longer in actual fact understood or operationalized. besides the fact that, collaboration is enjoying an more and more very important position among and throughout public, nonprofit, and for-profit sectors. Collaboration has turn into a trademark in either intragovernmental and intergovernmental relationships. As collaboration scholarship speedily emerges, it diverges into numerous instructions, leading to confusion approximately what collaboration is and what it may be used to complete. This e-book offers a lot wanted perception into latest principles and theories of collaboration, advancing a revised theoretical version and accompanying typologies that extra our figuring out of collaborative approaches in the public sector.

Organized into 3 elements, every one bankruptcy provides a unique theoretical method of public difficulties, valuing the collective insights that consequence from honoring many person views. Case reviews in collaboration, break up throughout 3 degrees of presidency, supply extra views on unanswered questions within the literature. Contributions are made via 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 reviews provided via those views, the booklet emphasizes the commonalities of collaboration. it's from this universal flooring, the shared reviews solid between doubtless disparate interactions that advances in collaboration concept arise.

Advancing Collaboration Theory

deals a distinct compilation of collaborative versions and typologies that improve the present figuring out of public area collaboration.

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Andrew P. Williams (Chapter 2) starts this section by reviewing two main bodies of collaboration literature in public administration: collaboration frameworks, which emphasize input–process– outcome relationships and process dynamics; and typologies of interorganizational forms and continuums of interaction, which describe specific construct and operationalizations of collaboration and interorganizational interaction more generally. Mayer and Kenter (Chapter 3) address the definitional clarity question by exploring the prevailing elements of public-sector collaboration in three decades of extant research.

Like its collaboration cousin, governance itself is a slippery concept, however, broadly speaking it refers to the manner by which collective impacts are produced in a social system (Hill & Hupe, 2009). From a major review of the collaboration literature, Ansel and Gash (2007) derive a “collaborative governance” framework that describes “a governing arrangement where one or more public agencies directly engage nonstate stakeholders in a collective decision-making process that is formal, consensus-orientated, and deliberative and that aims to make or implement public policy or manage public programs or assets” (p.

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