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Author Saz-Carranza, Angel
Title Uniting Diverse Organizations : Managing Goal-Oriented Advocacy Networks
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (159 pages)
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Series Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks Ser
Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks Ser
Note Front Cover -- Uniting Diverse Organizations -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Advocacy Networks in the U.S. Immigration Field -- 3 The Core of Goal-Directed Network Management: Uniting in Diversity -- 4 Building Network Power and Using It -- 5 Sustaining the Unity/Diversity Tension -- 6 Managing Interaction and Decision-Making in Diversity -- 7 Conclusion -- Appendix: Research Design and Methodology -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Networks are made up of organizations. Often a central unit, or "Network Administrative Organization" (NAO), manages an entire network of organizations that collaborate to achieve an overall network-level goal. Goal-directed networks are those that come together to achieve a shared objective, in addition to the individual organization-specific goals. This book's focus is on the management of goal-directed networks. Despite the fact that formalized goal-directed interorganizational networks have become extremely popular in the public and nonprofit sectors, as many social problems require concerted action, publications on managing goal-directed networks do not exist. In this book, author Angel Saz-Carranza examines four networks that differ by size, scope, and geographical location. He offers a novel and innovative framework focusing on networks' inherent internal tensions between unity and diversity, paralleling the differentiation/integration tension found in organization theory, which has not previously been applied to interorganizational networks
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Saz-Carranza, Angel Uniting Diverse Organizations : Managing Goal-Oriented Advocacy Networks London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2012 9780415899024
Subject Business networks -- Management.;Interorganizational relations.;Nonprofit organizations.;Strategic alliances (Business)
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