Understanding What Can Be Accomplished Through Interorganizational Innovations: The Importance of Typologies, Context and Management Strategies

Public Management Review, Vol. 5, pp. 197-224, 2003

29 Pages Posted: 21 Sep 2011

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Toddi A. Steelman

University of Saskatchewan

Myrna Mandell

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: September 20, 2011

Abstract

In recent years, collaborations, partnerships and networks have evolved as institutional innovations to address the integrated nature of complex policy problems. Understanding the variation in how these innovative institutions work, as well as what they do, is an important step in allowing managers to understand better the implications and applications of these arrangements. This article provides a descriptive and functional analysis of the diverse types of interorganizational institutional innovations with an eye toward achieving a more universal typology of the variations that exist. The article details the various applications for which these different institutional variants can be used and the contextual factors that affect them. The typology and functional analysis is useful for decision makers to assess the types of interorganizational institutional innovations they might want to adopt in a given situation.

Suggested Citation

Steelman, Toddi A. and Mandell, Myrna, Understanding What Can Be Accomplished Through Interorganizational Innovations: The Importance of Typologies, Context and Management Strategies (September 20, 2011). Public Management Review, Vol. 5, pp. 197-224, 2003. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1931076 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1931076

Toddi A. Steelman

University of Saskatchewan ( email )

School of Environment and Sustainability
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5A7
Canada

Myrna Mandell (Contact Author)

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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