Nö suurte asjade edujuhtumite puhul jäävad kõlama need kriteeriumid, mida soovitakse edukana esitada. Ometi on sageli tegemist tõsiste nö kõrvalmõjudega, millest oleks aga väga kasulik õppida. Siinviidatu on vabalevis olev tekst ja pikka kommentaari ei vaja. Siiski, täiendav lugemishuvi võib puudutada tudengeid, kel oma uurimustöös plaanis nt institutsiooniteooriaid kasutada.


Cross-sector partnerships (CSPs) are collaborations between organizations from at least two different societal sectors (i.e. business, government, and nonprofit) that work together in the strive for economic, social, and environmental welfare (Bryson et al., 2015; Clarke & Crane, 2018; Selsky & Parker, 2005). Such partnerships often address large-scale, persistent, and ‘wicked’ problems that transcend sectoral boundaries and are therefore hard to solve from within a single sector, where problem-solving capacities are inherently limited (Andrews & Entwistle, 2010).

Institutsiooniteooria asjakohasusest:

Institutional theory provides an integrative theoretical account of both the macro-level institutional constraints of CSPs and micro-level action within such partnerships. By institutional theory, we mean the sociological, rather than political or economic, theorizing about institutions, as it has emerged as one of the most central theoretical approaches in management and organization studies (Alvesson & Spicer, 2019; Greenwood et al., 2017; Vogel, 2012). More precisely, our focus is on ‘new’ institutional theory whose inception has often been traced back to the foundational works by Meyer and Rowan (1977) as well as DiMaggio and Powell (1983), notwithstanding the obvious fact that this stream has its precursors in ‘early’ versions of institutional theory (Scott, 2014).

Autorid sõnastavad eesmärgi:

The purpose of the present study is to provide an up-to-date review of CSP research, to identify applications of institutional theory in this body of literature, and to channel them toward an institutional approach of CSPs.

Vihje andmekogumisele:

Our review builds on bibliometric methods (Zupic & Čater, 2014). Bibliometrics provide visual guidance through research landscapes that are otherwise difficult to overlook, which applies to CSP research.

Kõik ei ole kadunud:

Although divided into separate silos, the body of research on public–private and businessnonprofit partnerships is considerable, whereas no such cluster emerged from our data for government–nonprofit partnerships (Figure 2). More insights into this type of CSP will be informative for an institutional approach because the institutional logics of government and civil society relate to each other in specific ways.

Vogel, R., Göbel, M., Grewe‐Salfeld, M., Herbert, B., Matsuo, Y., & Weber, C. (2020). Cross‐sector partnerships: Mapping the field and advancing an institutional approach. International Journal of Management Reviews.