Doing things collaboratively: Realizing the advantage or succumbing to inertia?

C. Huxham, Siv Vangen

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    Presents a set of seven overlapping perspectives on collaborative management. This is extracted from the theory of collaborative advantage, which has derived from extensive action research over 15 years. We have worked with practitioners of collaboration, in the capacity of facilitators, consultants and trainers, in a wide variety of collaborative situations. We have kept detailed records about the challenges and dilemmas faced by managers, and of comments they make in the course of enacting their collaborative endeavours. Many such statements are reproduced as illustrative examples in this article.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)190-201
    Number of pages11
    JournalOrganizational Dynamics
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2004


    • collaborative management
    • management theory
    • organisational theory
    • action theory


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