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Adm. Sci. 2017, 7(3), 31;

Determinants in Competition between Cross-Sector Alliances

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Vuorimiehentie FI-02044 VTT, Finland
Finland-Somalia Association, Helsinki 00101, Finland
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Received: 17 July 2017 / Revised: 16 August 2017 / Accepted: 21 August 2017 / Published: 28 August 2017
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Private, public, and not-for-profit organizations come together in cross-sector alliance projects and programmes (CSA) to bring about large-scale changes. CSA can often face determined competition from other alliances that oppose large-scale change or propose alterative large-scale changes. Competition can be related to people’s deeply held beliefs arising from their ideologies, cultures, and/or other sources of entrenched preconceptions. In previous CSA research, there has been little consideration of competition between CSA involving people’s deeply held beliefs. Accordingly, in this paper, a conceptual framework for better understanding CSA competition is introduced. This encompasses the influence of people’s beliefs and related underlying determinants. This is necessary because there are many large-scale challenges that involve private, public, and not-for-profit organizations working together in projects and programmes against competition. View Full-Text
Keywords: beliefs; Brexit; cross-sector alliances (CSA); competition; predictive evaluations beliefs; Brexit; cross-sector alliances (CSA); competition; predictive evaluations

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Fox, S.; Kauttio, J.; Mubarak, Y.; Niemisto, H. Determinants in Competition between Cross-Sector Alliances. Adm. Sci. 2017, 7, 31.

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