Special Issue "Dynamics of Interorganisational Collaborative Relationships"
A special issue of Administrative Sciences (ISSN 2076-3387).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2018).
Interests: how organisations deal with a diversity of interests, identities and perspectives and how trust between organizations can be built, dynamics of small groups
A Special Issue will be prepared for Administrative Sciences that has, as a theme, the dynamics of interorganizational collaborative relationships. We invite papers that focus on understanding the relational processes that arise when multiple organizations develop and realize a joint goal. These organizations have to work with their differences regarding their organizational interests, identities, perspectives, power positions, etc. Individuals representing their constituencies thus have to deal with all kinds of social complexities and ambiguities, giving rise to relational dynamics around (dis)trust and its development, changing emotional climates, conflict dynamics, negotiation processes, identity work, social influence processes, leadership practices, etc. We invite papers from various disciplines, such as psychology, sociology, organization theory, policy sciences or combinations thereof. Contributions can be theoretical and/or empirical. Papers with an intervention focus are also welcomed. We hope to be able to develop a Special Issue that represent different sectors while we are also aiming for a wide international authorship. Paper should be no longer than 7000 words, including references.
Prof. Sandra Schruijer
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- Interorganisational relationships
- relational dynamics
- emotional climates