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- List of Tables
- List of Contributors
- Introducing Inter‐organizational Relations
- Manifestations of Inter‐organizational Relations
- Transforming Industrial Districts: How Leading Firms are Escaping the Manufacturing Cage
- Inter‐organizational Relationships, Chains, and Networks: A Supply Perspective
- Alliances and Joint Ventures: The Role Of Partner Selection From An Embeddedness Perspective
- Policy and Implementation Networks: Managing Complex Interactions
- Collaborative Service Provision in the Public Sector
- Voluntary and Community Sector Partnerships: Current Inter‐organizational Relations and Future Challenges
- Inter‐organizational Relationships in Local and Regional Development Partnerships
- Temporary Inter‐organizational Projects: How Temporal and Social Embeddedness Enhance Coordination and Manage Uncertainty
- Technology Service Inter‐organizational Relationships: An Agenda for Information Technology Service Sourcing Research
- Theoretical and Disciplinary Perspectives on the Study of Inter‐organizational Relations
- The Social Network Perspective: Understanding the Structure of Cooperation
- Evolutionary Perspectives on Inter‐organizational Relations
- Transaction Costs Perspectives on Inter‐organizational Relations
- Critical Perspectives on Collaboration
- Managing Collaborative Inter‐organizational Relations
- The Social Psychology of Inter‐organizational Relations
- Political Perspectives on Inter‐organizational Networks
- Perspectives on Inter‐organizational Relations in Economic Geography
- Theories of Contract and their use in Studying Inter‐organizational Relations: Sociological, Psychological, Economic, Management, and Legal
- Key Topics In Inter‐organizational Relations Research
- Trust in Inter‐organizational Relations
- Inter‐organizational Power
- The Role of Social Capital in Inter‐organizational Relationships
- Learning and Innovation in Inter‐organizational Relationships
- Change, Dynamics, and Temporality in Inter‐organizational Relationships
- Intervening to Improve Inter‐organizational Partnerships
- Evaluating Inter‐organizational Relationships
- The Field of Inter‐organizational Relations: A Jungle or an Italian Garden?
- Name Index
- Subject Index
Abstract and Keywords
This article reviews the relationships between institutionalized actors in local and regional development partnerships. Its main focus is on partnerships in the UK, Europe, and the USA, but attention is also given to other parts of the world. Local and regional development partnerships frequently include actors from the community and civil society as well as from formal organizations in the public, for profit, and not for profit sectors, and in this respect, this article is likely to share some concerns with a number of other works, from those on policy and implementation networks and on public service partnerships to those on community and voluntary sector partnerships. This article also discusses the policy and practitioner-oriented literature about the strengths and weaknesses of partnership as a way of pursuing local and regional development and regeneration. Finally, it concludes with an assessment of the possible future of partnership for local and regional development.
Mike Geddes is Professorial Fellow in the Local Government Centre, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick. His research interests include a number of aspects of public policy, ranging from local democracy and partnership to local economic development, public services, and poverty and social exclusion in the UK and Europe. He has led and participated in a number of large‐scale policy evaluation studies, including evaluations for the UK government of Local Strategic Partnerships and New Deal for Communities partnerships. He has contributed over a period of several years to the OECD LEED programme on local governance.
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