Abstracts: April 3rd, 2002

Paul WilliamsStrategic alliances, joint working arrangements, networks, partnerships and many other forms of collaboration across sectoral and organizational boundaries currently proliferate across the policy landscape. However, little attention is given to the pivotal role of individual actors in the management of inter-organizational relationships. This paper attempts to redress this balance by focusing on the skills, competencies and behaviour of boundary spanners. It provides a critical review literature and describes new research about groups of particular types of boundary spanner using a combination of surveys and in-depth interviews.

Public Administration. 2002 Volume: 80. ISSN: 0033-3298.

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