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Inter-organizational collaboration is becoming increasingly significant as a means of achieving organizational objectives in turbulent environments. Yet it is not an easy process to implement successfully. Drawing on the work of authors with a high level of relevant experience, this volume provides a thought-provoking and accessible introduction to the theory and practice of `creating collaborative advantage'. The first part of the book develops a framework of key dimensions for understanding collaboration. Different perspectives highlight the diversity of rationales and contexts involved, and the range of elements which need to be considered and addressed when embarking on collaborative endeavours. The se

On the Theory and Practice of Transformational Collaboration: From Social Service to Social Justice
On the theory and practice of transformational collaboration: From social service to social justice
Arthur TurovhHimmelman

The purpose of this chapter is to introduce concepts and practices of community and systems change collaboration that can produce improved public and social service outcomes while also transforming power relations in collaborative change efforts. The chapter argues that, in order for a transformation in power relations to occur, collaborative change practice must move beyond its current focus on integrating social services and improving their cost-effectiveness. As a bridge from social service to social justice, collaboration must challenge the existing practices of power, wealth and control that substantially contribute to growing class, race, gender and other inequities in ...

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