Voluntary and community sector partnerships : current inter-organizational relations and future challenges
Mandell, Myrna & Keast, Robyn L. (2008) Voluntary and community sector partnerships : current inter-organizational relations and future challenges. In Cropper, Steve, Ebers, Mark, Huxham, Chris, & Ring, Peter Smith (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Inter-Organizational Relations. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 175-202.
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The community and voluntary sector sits alongside the state sector and the private
sector. As such, it is sometimes referred to as the ‘third sector’. Organizations within
this sector play a number of important and active roles in society. For instance, they
may focus on:
providing services to strengthen communities;
_ mutual aid and self-help for members of organizations;
_ policy advocacy or campaigning;
_ advocacy on behalf of individuals; and
_ expressing and fostering culture and identity.
Some of these roles are either relatively new or have changed over the years.
Many of them involve different types of inter-organizational relations (IOR). For
instance, as an advocate for change on behalf of their constituents, voluntary and
community organizations (VCOs) have often formed coalitions involving a number
of VCOs working together. In their role as a service provider, they have always relied
on other organizations, to some extent, in terms of funding their programmes.
This is especially true in terms of their relationships with government agencies
and/or foundations. In addition, they have often worked together with each other
in order to better serve their clients. More recently, in terms of their relationships
with government, they have become involved in a more active role, one in which
they work alongside government agencies and other stakeholders in new forms of
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|Keywords:||Interorganizational Relations, Voluntary, Community, Partnerships|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisational Planning and Management (150312)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Public Policy (160510)
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2008 Oxford University Press|
|Deposited On:||14 Oct 2008|
|Last Modified:||23 Aug 2012 00:05|
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