Eden, C. and Huxham, C. (2001) The negotiation of purpose in multi-organizational collaborative groups. Journal of Management Studies, 38 (3). pp. 351-369. ISSN 0022-2380Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
The negotiation and agreement of goals for collaborations between public and non-profit organizations is argued to be a complex and painful process. Thus, the research described in this paper used action research to explore some of the critical behaviours in such groups. Based on the two units of analysis of 'goal ownership' and 'episodes in negotiation', a categorization of types of multi-organizational group negotiation behaviour is developed. The categories are intended to be of practical use to those seeking to ensure the success of a collaboration.
|Keywords:||management collaboration, management theory, action research, Management. Industrial Management, Business and International Management, Strategy and Management, Management of Technology and Innovation|
|Subjects:||Social Sciences > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management|
|Department:||Strathclyde Business School > Strategy and Organisation|
|Depositing user:||Strathprints Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||16 Oct 2007|
|Last modified:||21 Oct 2016 02:05|