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Managing cultural diversity in collaborations: a focus on management tensions

Vangen, Siv and Winchester, Nik (2014). Managing cultural diversity in collaborations: a focus on management tensions. Public Management Review, 16(5) pp. 686–707.

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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: 23 Feb 2016 20:48
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