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Building collaborative capacity across institutional fields: A theoretical dissertation based on a meta -analysis of existing empirical research
by Carrasco, Vivian, Ed.D., The University of Texas at El Paso, 2009, 187; 3358975
Abstract (Summary)

This dissertation study folds the existing empirical literature across a broad spectrum of disciplines with the experience of a national collaboration between Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies and the United States Army to explore the capacity and key competencies required to support successful interorganizational collaboration (IOC) at the individual and organizational level. It explores the evolution of collaboration and maps the continuum of related concepts, illustrating their distinction in a spectrum of IOC. It presents the collaboration process as a dialectic model within a Systems Psychodynamic Perspective, detailing the necessary ingredients for increasing collaborative capacity within individuals and organizations. The major findings include; the role of knowledge, the necessity of engaging in constructive conflict and a dialectic collaboration model.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Johnston, William J.
Commitee: Rhodes, Richard M., Robertson, William H., Schulte, Donald P.
School: The University of Texas at El Paso
Department: Ed. Leadership & Admin.
School Location: United States -- Texas
Source: DAI-A 70/06, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Industrial arts education, Occupational psychology, Organizational behavior
Keywords: Collaboration, Collaborative capacity, Constructive conflict, Interorganizational collaboration, Knowledge management, Organizational learning
Publication Number: 3358975
ISBN: 978-1-109-18395-5
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