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Author Gray, Barbara, 1946- author

Title Collaborating for our future : multistakeholder partnerships for solving complex problems / Barbara Gray, Jill Purdy
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018
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Contents Cover; Collaborating for Our Future: Multistakeholder Partnerships for Solving Complex Problems; Copyright; Foreword; Preface; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; 1: The Rise of Partnerships: From Local to Global; Mapping Stakeholders and Types of Collaboration; Why Partnerships and Why Now?; Examples of Multistakeholder Partnerships; What Does It Mean to Collaborate?; Interdependence; Interactive Process Using Shared Rules, Norms, and Structures; Constructively Dealing with Differences; Respecting and Learning from Each Otherâ#x80;#x99;s Expertise
Inability of Governments to RespondPartnersâ#x80;#x99; Motivations for Joining Cross-Sector Partnerships; Business Motivations for Partnering; NGO Motivations for Partnering; Intended Purposes of Cross-Sector Partnerships; Notes; 3: An Institutional Lens on Multistakeholder Partnerships; Partnerships as Negotiated Orders; From Frames to Institutions: An Interactional View; Bottom-up Approaches to Meaning Making; Amplification via Scope; The Evolution of Goals, Norms, and Practices within Fields; Summary; Note; 4: Three Diverse Examples of Multistakeholder Partnerships; Case #1: Rabobank and NGOs
Motivating and Restraining Forces on PartnershipsCritical Tasks of Interveners; Convening; Managing the Process; Visioning Processes; Large Group Interventions; Action Research; Gaining Buy-In Back Home; Institution Building; Applying the Intervention Techniques; Notes; 6: Conflict in Multistakeholder Partnerships; Factors Generating Conflict within Partnerships; History; Distrust; Differing Frames; Mandated Collaboration; Identity or Value Differences; Differences in Risk Perceptions; Resource Constraints; Power Differences; Analysis of the Conflicts in Our Three Cases
Partners Assume Joint Ownership and Responsibility for Partnership OutcomesNonetheless, Partnerships Are Not Panaceas; Intention of This Book; Note; 2: Multistakeholder Partnerships in Context; Collaborating to Deal with Wicked Problems; Collaboration in the Context of Globalization; Deepening Income Inequality; The Growing Importance of Health in the Economy; Environmental Degradation including Climate Change, Water Crises, and the Need for Sustainability; Rise in Identity Conflicts across the Globe and Increased Global Migration; Increase in Violent Weather Events
Partnership with World Wildlife Fund for Nature NetherlandsPartnership with Friends of the Earth; Questions about Collaborating Raised in This Case; Case #2: US Hydroelectric Licensing Rules; Questions about Collaborating Raised in This Case; Case #3: Mesá de Diálogo y Consenso; The CAOâ#x80;#x99;s Response and the Formation of the Mesá; Governance of the Mesá and Training of Participants; The Water Study; Questions about Collaborating Raised in This Case; Notes; 5: Designing Multistakeholder Partnerships; A Life-Cycle Model of Partnership Evolution
Summary This book explains why multistakeholder partnerships are needed to solve societal problems in the 21st century. It identifies global problems and contexts where multistakeholder partnerships are currently in use and offers numerous case examples of such partnerships to help readers grasp their nature and operation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Civilization, Modern
Interprofessional relations
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industrial Management
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior
Civilization, Modern.
Interprofessional relations.
Form Electronic book
Author Purdy, Jill, author
ISBN 0191085650 (electronic bk.)
9780191085659 (electronic bk.)