The formation of public-public partnerships : a case study examination of collaboration on a “back to work” initiative
Greasley, Kay, Watson, P. J. and Patel, Shilpa. (2008) The formation of public-public partnerships : a case study examination of collaboration on a “back to work” initiative. International Journal of Public Sector Management, Vol.21 (No.3). pp. 305-313. ISSN 0951-3558Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09513550810863204
Purpose – This article aims to explore public-public partnership issues arising when public sector
organisations work together in order to deliver a new government sponsored initiative.
Design/methodology/approach – A qualitative approach was adopted for this study, employing
in-depth interviews across four UK case study sites. The rich qualitative data gathered from these
interviews is analysed utilising a thematic framework.
Findings – The findings indicate that most of the participants did not feel that they were involved in
a partnership and had little or no contact with their partner. The key role of inter-personal
relationships amongst individual members is emphasised.
Research limitations/implications – The findings presented represent the pilot sites utilised in a
government sponsored initiative. As future public-public partnerships develop, further research
should be undertaken to explore this phenomenon and establish the generalisability of these findings.
Practical implications – The study indicates that while there are clear benefits of partnership
working, achieving successful collaboration is not straightforward. Improvements need to be made to
develop partnerships using both formal and informal communication methods.
Originality/value – This paper demonstrates the importance of the relationships between, and
perceptions of, personnel at an individual level in the success of public-public partnerships.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Interagency coordination -- Great Britain, Partnership -- Great Britain, Qualitative research, Public administration -- Great Britain, Great Britain. Dept. for Work and Pensions, Great Britain. Dept. of Health|
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Journal of Public Sector Management|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.|
|Page Range:||pp. 305-313|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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