Uniting Diverse Organizations : Managing Goal-Oriented Advocacy Networks, Hardback Book


Networks are made up of organizations. Often a central unit, or "Network Administrative Organization" (NAO), manages an entire network of organizations that collaborate to achieve an overall network-level goal.

Goal-directed networks are those that come together to achieve a shared objective, in addition to the individual organization-specific goals.

This book's focus is on the management of goal-directed networks.

Despite the fact that formalized goal-directed interorganizational networks have become extremely popular in the public and nonprofit sectors, as many social problems require concerted action, publications on managing goal-directed networks do not exist.

In this book, author Angel Saz-Carranza examines four networks that differ by size, scope, and geographical location.

He offers a novel and innovative framework focusing on networks' inherent internal tensions between unity and diversity, paralleling the differentiation/integration tension found in organization theory, which has not previously been applied to interorganizational networks.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 140 pages, 17 Line drawings, black and white; 23 Tables, black and white; 40 Illustrations, black an
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Public ownership / nationalization
  • ISBN: 9780415899024



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