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By Chris Huxham

Inter-organizational collaboration is changing into more and more major as a method of attaining organizational goals in turbulent environments. but it isn't a simple approach to enforce effectively. Drawing at the paintings of authors with a excessive point of appropriate adventure, this quantity presents a thought-provoking and available creation to the speculation and perform of `creating collaborative advantage'.

The first a part of the booklet develops a framework of key dimensions for figuring out collaboration. diversified views spotlight the variety of rationales and contexts concerned, and the diversity of parts which must be thought of and addressed whilst embarking on collaborative endeavours.

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Racism (white privilege) and cultural diversitylinclusiveness Closely related to the transformation of power relations is the larger context in which race and cultural diversity are fully considered as a central part of collaborative change. These issues should be discussed, debated and better understood and addressed as a result of collaborative change processes. , 1 994) as well as very insightful essays on the nature of the challenges of race and diversity (West, 1 993). Copyrighted Material Transformational collaboration 33 Gender differences Gender differences also need to be acknowledged, understood and fully integrated in well-conducted collaborative processes.

The book concludes in Part Five with a brief chapter summarizing some of the main insights of the book. References Cropper, S. (1 993) 'Ross Priory reflections'. Note following the International Workshop at Strathclyde University on Making Collaboration Happen. University of Keele. Hickling, A. (1 994) Personal communication following the International Workshop at Strathclyde University on Making Collaboration Happen. Huxham, C. (1 993) 'Pursuing collaborative advantage', Society, 44 Journal of the Operational Research (6): 599-6 1 l .

Community involvement is invited into a process designed and controlled by larger institutions. This collaborative strategy can produce policy changes and improvements in programme delivery and services, but tends not to produce long-term ownership in communities or to increase significantly communities' control over their own destinies. Most collaboratives can be classified as betterment processes. In this way, their processes are similar to those used by large institutions to deliver most human and educational services and community programmes.

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