Assessing the impact of problem structuring methods in multi-organizational settings: an empirical investigation
Franco, L. A.. (2007) Assessing the impact of problem structuring methods in multi-organizational settings: an empirical investigation. Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol.58 (No.6). pp. 760-768. ISSN 0160-5682Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.jors.2602191
Problem structuring methods (PSMs) have most commonly been employed with groups operating within single-organizational contexts. This paper argues that PSMs are by their nature also appropriate for supporting the work of multi-organizational groups (MOGs) operating within a partnership context. An experience of the use of a PSM in this context is reported and evaluated. The research findings suggest that there is indeed scope for the use of PSMs with MOGs, and that these methods do appear to have a positive role in achieving some of the products claimed for PSM interventions. In particular, the experience as a whole tends to demonstrate that mutual accommodations between the organizations represented in the MOG can be the result of the use of PSMs. The paper concludes with a discussion of the significance of the experience, and proposes some directions for further research.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of the Operational Research Society|
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.|
|Number of Pages:||9|
|Page Range:||pp. 760-768|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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