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Managing cultural diversity in collaborations: a focus on management tensions

Vangen, Siv and Winchester, Nik (2013). Managing cultural diversity in collaborations: a focus on management tensions. Public Management Review (in press).

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2012.743579
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Abstract

This article explores the management of cultural diversity in public and not-for-profit collaborations spanning organizational, professional and national boundaries. Through the framing of a culture paradox, it identifies three interrelated tensions pertaining to the management of cultural diversity towards collaborative advantage. These tensions address: interactions between organizations within a collaboration; interactions between individual actors and their orientation towards the collaboration and their host organization; and the quantity and extent of cultural diversity within a collaboration. The culture paradox and its inherent management tensions provide theoretical and practical conceptualizations that are relevant to management and governance of collaboration.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2012 Taylor & Francis Publishers
ISSN: 1471-9045
Academic Unit/Department: Open University Business School
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Item ID: 34810
Depositing User: Beryl Ridgway
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2012 10:21
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2014 10:12
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/34810
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