Coping with the Inclusiveness-effciency Paradox in Cross-sector Partnerships

Leona Henry, Andreas Rasche, Guido Möllering

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This paper discusses how cross-sector partnerships (CSPs) for sustainability manage the paradoxical tension between stakeholder inclusiveness and administrative efficiency. Drawing on evidence from a case study of a CSP focused on urban sustainability, we show how the inclusiveness-efficiency paradox unfolded throughout the studied collaboration. We uncover three practices of paradox management that occurred, “customized inviting” (during the formation phase), “sequential including” (during the preparation phase), and “tailored instructing” (during the implementation phase) and theorize these practices as instances of boundary work. Based on these findings, we argue that: (1) practices of boundary work provide a powerful response to paradoxes in CSPs and (2) that there is a reciprocal relationship between paradox and boundary work practices, providing illustration of how this relationship unfolded over time."
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the Eightieth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
RedaktørerGuclu Atinc
Antal sider1
UdgivelsesstedBriarcliff Manor, NY
ForlagAcademy of Management
Publikationsdato2020
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2020
BegivenhedThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2020: Broadening Our Sight - Virtual
Varighed: 7 aug. 202011 aug. 2020
Konferencens nummer: 80
https://aom.org/events/annual-meeting/past-annual-meetings/2020-broadening-our-sight

Konference

KonferenceThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2020
Nummer80
LokationVirtual
Periode07/08/202011/08/2020
Internetadresse
NavnAcademy of Management Proceedings
ISSN2151-6561

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