New Modes of Managing Grand Challenges: Cross-Sector Collaboration and the Refugee Crisis of the Asia Pacific

Posted: 17 Dec 2019

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Annette Quayle

Queensland University of Technology - QUT Business School

Johanne Grosvold

University of Bath

Larelle Chapple

Queensland University of Technology - QUT Business School

Date Written: September 11, 2019

Abstract

Grand challenges are complex, large-scale problems requiring collaborative, multidisciplinary attention. Cross-sector collaboration can potentially play a significant role in addressing these challenges by capturing the diverse vision, experience, knowledge and resources of different sectors. Yet we still know little of the inter-organisational dynamics of how sectors work together to address grand challenges and the consequences of doing so. Our article contributes to the literature at the intersection of management and grand challenges by identifying how cross-sector collaborations can be used more effectively to address grand challenges. Drawing on a study of Australia’s offshore processing of refugees, we highlight the inter-organisational issues that emerge and develop a collaborative governance framework to overcome these problems and guide future cross-sector collaborations directed at grand challenges.

Keywords: Grand challenges, cross-sector collaboration, collaborative governance, adaptive governance, structural governance, management, refugees, accounting, accountability

Suggested Citation

Quayle, Annette and Grosvold, Johanne and Chapple, Larelle, New Modes of Managing Grand Challenges: Cross-Sector Collaboration and the Refugee Crisis of the Asia Pacific (September 11, 2019). Australian Journal of Management, Vol. 44, No. 4, 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3503522

Annette Quayle (Contact Author)

Queensland University of Technology - QUT Business School ( email )

GPO Box 2434
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Australia

Johanne Grosvold

University of Bath ( email )

Claverton Down
Bath, BA2 7AY
United Kingdom

Larelle Chapple

Queensland University of Technology - QUT Business School

GPO Box 2434
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Australia

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