Building collaborative capacity across institutional fields: A theoretical dissertation based on a meta -analysis of existing empirical research

Vivian Carrasco, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

This dissertation study folds the existing empirical literature across a broad spectrum of disciplines with the experience of a national collaboration between Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies and the United States Army to explore the capacity and key competencies required to support successful interorganizational collaboration (IOC) at the individual and organizational level. It explores the evolution of collaboration and maps the continuum of related concepts, illustrating their distinction in a spectrum of IOC. It presents the collaboration process as a dialectic model within a Systems Psychodynamic Perspective, detailing the necessary ingredients for increasing collaborative capacity within individuals and organizations. The major findings include; the role of knowledge, the necessity of engaging in constructive conflict and a dialectic collaboration model.^

Subject Area

Education, Industrial|Psychology, Industrial|Sociology, Organizational

Recommended Citation

Carrasco, Vivian, "Building collaborative capacity across institutional fields: A theoretical dissertation based on a meta -analysis of existing empirical research" (2009). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI3358975.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI3358975

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