Doing things collaboratively: realizing the advantage or succumbing to inertia?

  title={Doing things collaboratively: realizing the advantage or succumbing to inertia?},
  author={Chris Huxham and Siv Vangen},
  journal={IEEE Engineering Management Review},
We explore the nature of the practice of collaboration, focusing in particular on some of the reasons why collaborative initiatives tend to challenge those involved. Two concepts are central to this exploration. The first is collaborative advantage. This captures the synergy argument: to gain real advantage from collaboration, something has to be achieved that could not have been achieved by any one of the organizations acting alone. This concept provides a useful "guiding light" for the… CONTINUE READING

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