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Complex problems and collaboration

Bayne, Helen Lesley (2019) Complex problems and collaboration. Research Master thesis, Victoria University.

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Abstract

This study examines theory about complex problems and investigates inter-organisational collaborative practice. A collaborative imperative is required to address complex societal problems. However, much research about addressing complex problems assumes the need for collaboration, but does not pay attention to the intricacies and sophistication of collaborative practice. Nor does this body of research pay attention to the ‘wickedness’ of complex problems. This thesis challenges the assumption and expectation that increased collaboration effort has the capacity to resolve complex social problems in and of itself. A major strength of this study consists in the connections made between two disconnected theories.

Item Type: Thesis (Research Master thesis)
Uncontrolled Keywords: complex problems; collaborative practice; collaboration; social problems; societal problems; wicked problems
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1608 Sociology
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2020 23:40
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2020 23:40
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/40046
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