Orchestrating Global Solution Networks: A Guide for Organizational Entrepreneurs

22 Pages Posted: 3 May 2014

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Kenneth W. Abbott

Arizona State University

Thomas Hale

University of Oxford - Blavatnik School of Government

Date Written: April 4, 2014

Abstract

While global solution networks are among the most promising ways to address global problems, they do not necessarily emerge spontaneously. Often, organizational entrepreneurs must “orchestrate” the creation and development of GSNs, providing information to potential participants, catalyzing and encouraging cooperation, building linkages and providing diverse resources, as well as shaping GSN activities. Yet orchestration remains under-utilized: of 223 GSNs we surveyed, fewer than a quarter were products of orchestration. This paper explains how institutional innovators have initiated, supported, and shaped network solutions to global problems, and offers a practical guide to orchestration for organizational entrepreneurs.

Keywords: networked governance, global solution networks, orchestration, transnational governance, organizational entrepreneurs

Suggested Citation

Abbott, Kenneth Wayne and Hale, Thomas, Orchestrating Global Solution Networks: A Guide for Organizational Entrepreneurs (April 4, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2431956 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2431956

Kenneth Wayne Abbott (Contact Author)

Arizona State University ( email )

Box 877906
Tempe, AZ 85287-7906
United States
480-965-5917 (Phone)

Thomas Hale

University of Oxford - Blavatnik School of Government ( email )

10 Merton St
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 4JJ
United Kingdom

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