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The Six Dilemmas of Collaboration: Inter-organisational Relationships as Drama

ISBN: 978-0-470-84392-5
308 pages
February 2003
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Description

* Provides managers with a conceptual framework and practical methodology for establishing effective collaboration.
* A new concept utilizing drama theory in business management.
* Includes case studies, illustrations, and diagrams.
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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

PART I: THE CHALLENGE.

Together.

Responses.

Paradoxes.

PART II: THE DRAMA FRAMEWORK.

Framing Collaboration.

Storyboarding.

The Six Dilemmas.

PART III: ENACTING.

Synopsis.

Director's Toolbox.

Designs.

Postscripts.

Glossary.

References.

Index.

 

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Author Information

JIM BRYANT is Professor of Operational Research and Strategy Sciences at Sheffield Hallam University. Over the past decade he has been centrally involved in the development and application of drama-based analysis and methods, notably for handling intra- and inter-organisational, relationships. Alongside his work on strategic partnerships and alliances, he has acted as a problem-structuring consultant and facilitator, particularly to public sector and community clients.
He is presently Chairman of the Conflict Research Society, a widely based professional body concerned with the study of conflict and collaboration at all levels.
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