Collaborative futures: discursive realignments in austere times

Helen Sullivan, Paul Williams, Mick Marchington, Louise Knight

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    Abstract

    This article explores the future of collaboration in an era of austerity. Boundary object theory provides a framework to assess the significance and role of four key discourses in collaboration-efficiency, effectiveness, responsiveness and cultural performance. Crisis provides a way of examining how discourses realign. The exploration of discourses aids critical analysis of collaboration across sectoral, geographical and disciplinary boundaries, highlighting the importance of understanding the contextual roots of collaboration theory and practice, and the implications of local/global dynamics.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)123-130pp
    JournalPublic Money and Management
    Volume33
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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