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Collaborating for Our Future: Multistakeholder Partnerships for Solving Complex Problems

Barbara Gray and Jill Purdy


Organizations turn to multistakeholder partnerships (MSPs) to meet challenges they cannot handle alone. By tapping diverse stakeholders’ resources, MSPs develop the capability to address complex issues and problems, such as health care delivery, poverty, human rights, watershed management, education, sustainability, and innovation. This book provides a comprehensive understanding of MSPs, why they are needed, the challenges partners face in working together, and how to design them effectively. Through the process of collaboration partners combine their differing strengths, vantage points, and ... More

Keywords: collaboration, partnerships, multistakeholder initiatives, solving complex problems, cross-sector partnerships, institutional fields, institutional change, resolving conflicts, sustainability, collaborative governance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198782841
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198782841.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barbara Gray, author
Professor and Smeal Executive Programs Faculty Fellow, Emerita Department of Management and Organization Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University

Jill Purdy, author
Professor of Management, Milgard School of Business and Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Affairs, University of Washington Tacoma