Uniting Diverse Organizations -Managing Goal-Oriented Advocacy Networks
Author: Angel Saz-Carranza
Master eBook ISBN10 : 0203107799
Master eBook ISBN13 : 978-0-203-10779-9
No of pages : 160
eBook Price : $125.00
Originally Published : Oct 12, 2012
Networks are made up of organizations. Often a central unit, or "Network Administrative Organization" (NAO), manages an entire network of organizations that collaborate to achieve an overall network-level goal. Goal-directed networks are those that come together to achieve a shared objective, in addition to the individual organization-specific goals. This book's focus is on the management of goal-directed networks.
Despite the fact that formalized goal-directed interorganizational networks have become extremely popular in the public and nonprofit sectors, as many social problems require concerted action, publications on managing goal-directed networks do not exist. In this book, author Angel Saz-Carranza examines four networks that differ by size, scope, and geographical location. He offers a novel and innovative framework focusing on networks inherent internal tensions between unity and diversity, paralleling the differentiation/integration tension found in organization theory, which has not previously been applied to interorganizational networks.