Swimming with sharks: creating strategic change through multi-sector collaboration

Hardy, Cynthia, Lawrence, Thomas B. and Phillips, Nelson (2006) Swimming with sharks: creating strategic change through multi-sector collaboration. International Journal of Strategic Change Management, 1 (1/2). pp. 96-112.


Multi-sector collaboration is an important means of achieving strategic, cross-sectoral change. However, it also presents significant managerial challenges. In this paper, we examine these challenges in the case of a multi-sector collaboration formed to address treatment issues in the Canadian HIV/AIDS domain. Based on this case, we develop a framework for understanding multi-sector collaboration as a series of conversations in which participants must successfully juggle their dual roles of collaborative partner and organisational representatives.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: cross-sectoral change; multi-sector collaboration; conversations
Subject(s): Strategy; Entrepreneurship & Global business
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2015 13:27
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2015 14:00
Funders: N/A
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/5492

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