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Inter-Organizational Collaboration: Addressing the Challenge

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AUTHOR:
Susan Page Hocevar

Susan Page Hocevar is an associate professor in the Graduate School of Business & Public Policy at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California. She received her PhD in business administration from the University of Southern California. Her research and publications are in the areas of inter-organizational collaboration, organization design, and organizational change.

AUTHOR:
Erik Jansen

Erik Jansen is a senior lecturer in the Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences at NPS. His PhD is from the University of Southern California. His teaching and research focuses on organizational design and capabilities, primarily in the areas of collaboration and innovation.

AUTHOR:
Gail Fann Thomas

Gail Fann Thomas is an associate professor in the Graduate School of Business & Public Policy at NPS. Her research and publications are in the areas of strategic communication, conflict management, and inter-organizational collaboration.

ABSTRACT:
This essay demonstrates how scholars have become engaged in theoretical work that can provide the basis for new homeland security policies, plans and organizational arrangements. The authors’ work focuses on identifying factors that contribute to effective inter-organizational collaboration and the factors that inhibit collaboration. This is an area that has proven to be one of the most critical challenges for the homeland security community.

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SUGGESTED CITATION:
Hocevar, Susan Page, Erik Jansen, and Gail Fann Thomas. “Inter-Organizational Collaboration: Addressing the Challenge.” Homeland Security Affairs 7, 10 Years After: The 9/11 Essays (September 2011)
http://www.hsaj.org/?article=7.2.5
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