Weaknesses in Collaborative Public Management research

  • the lack of agreed upon definitions of commonly used terms and variables
  • little consensus on significant research topics
  • a piecemeal approach to theory buidling
  • reliance on anecdotal description
  • differing and incomplete units of analysis
  • a failure to keep up with global and IT developments

From a practice perspective,

  • a lack of agreed upon definitions of commonly used terms
  • paradoxes and complexities in collaborative practices
  • challenges in balancing autonomy with interdependence
  • difficulties that arise when leading when one is not in charge
  • limited transfer of knowledge and lessons learned from one manager to another

 

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*1:O'Leary and Vij (2012). Collaborative Public Management: Where have we been and where are we going? The American Review of Public Administation 42(5). pp.507-522.