Middle Managers as Agents of Collaboration

Paul Williams

Middle Managers as Agents of Collaboration

Paul Williams

Distributed for Bristol University Press

224 pages | 5 3/4 x 8 1/2
Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781447343004 Published August 2019 For sale in North and South America only
This important book examines the role, behaviors, and management practices of middle managers operating within the context of collaboration—complex inter-organizational and multi-sector settings that demand cross-boundary governance, policies, and practice to tackle challenging contemporary societal problems and issues. Presenting new evidence and offering perspectives from both the public and private sectors, Williams critically explores the main challenges facing this group. This book sets out the implications of this research for policy and practice and offers practical recommendations to policy makers and managers working in this area.
 
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Helen Sullivan, Australian National University
“A timely intervention from a key figure in the field. This book develops our understanding of the role of middle managers in collaboration - an under-researched field. Williams applies his usual expert blend of research and practice to offer insights of value to public middle managers everywhere.”
Steven Griggs, De Montfort University
 “In this thought-provoking study, Paul Williams sheds light on the neglected role of middle managers in addressing the complexities of collaboration. Successfully bridging policy, practice and academic divides, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the challenges of building collaborative relations, forging a common purpose and managing interdependencies.”
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