How Organisations Connect

Gordon Boyce, Simon Ville, Stuart Macintyre
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20 November 2006

ISBN

9780522853292

Pages

256

Weight

298g

Size

209mm x 138mm

Imprint

MUP Academic

How Organisations Connect

Gordon Boyce, Simon Ville, Stuart Macintyre
Inter-organisational activity, whether public and private sector collaborations, university and industry partnerships or joint ventures between businesses, has benefits that range from increased market efficiency to innovative product development. Yet too often such activity can founder under the weight of differing expectations and divergent interests.
How Organisations Connect shows how to avoid the pitfalls and make partnerships work. The contributors, experts from a range of disciplines, demonstrate the importance of developing strategies and establishing infrastructures that enable organisations to connect, and communicate, effectively. Their insights are backed up by case studies that include an investigation of three government and community sector partnerships in Australia, Canada and New Zealand; analysis of what makes a university-industry collaboration successful; an exploration of the changing relations between central banks and governments in Australia and New Zealand throughout the twentieth century; and a study of recent innovative developments in the supply chain networks of some…
Inter-organisational activity, whether public and private sector collaborations, university and industry partnerships or joint ventures between businesses, has benefits that range from increased market efficiency to innovative product development. Yet too often such activity can founder under the weight of differing expectations and divergent interests.
How Organisations Connect shows how to avoid the pitfalls and make partnerships work. The contributors, experts from a range of disciplines, demonstrate the importance of developing strategies and establishing infrastructures that enable organisations to connect, and communicate, effectively. Their insights are backed up by case studies that include an investigation of three government and community sector partnerships in Australia, Canada and New Zealand; analysis of what makes a university-industry collaboration successful; an exploration of the changing relations between central banks and governments in Australia and New Zealand throughout the twentieth century; and a study of recent innovative developments in the supply chain networks of some British consumer industries.
Through economic and business theory, historical perspectives and contemporary evidence How Organisations Connect presents both fascinating research findings and practical advice.

About the author

Stuart Macintyre

Stuart Macintyre is Ernest Scott Professor of History at the University of Melbourne. His previous works include A Proletarian Science, Winners and Losers: The Pursuit of Social Justice in Australian History, Volume 4 of the Oxford History of Australia and A Colonial Liberalism.

About Stuart Macintyre

Gordon Boyce is Professor in Faculty of Business and Law at the University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW. He is author of Information Mediation and Institutional Development, Co-operative Structures in Global Business, The Development of Modern Business (with Simon Ville) and Over Half a Million Careful Owners.

About Gordon Boyce

Simon Ville is Professor in the School of Economics, University of Wollongong, specialising in the economic and business history of Britain, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. His recent publications include The Rural Entrepreneurs: A History of the Stock and Station Agent Industry in Australia and New Zealand and The Big End of Town: Big Business and Corporate Leadership in Twentieth-Century Australia (with G. Fleming and D. Merrett).

About Simon Ville

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