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INTRODUCING THE THEORY OF COLLABORATIVE ADVANTAGE

BySIV VANGEN, CHRIS HUXHAM

This chapter looks at some key governance tensions that are a consequence of the increasingly interorganizational nature of public management. The focus is on the potential for collaborative advantage arising out of interorganizational partnerships. We introduce the theory of collaborative advantage and explain, through some illustrative examples, its ability to aid understanding about the management of collaboration in practice.