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Shifting the emphasis from knowledge to knowing : the hybrid public-private alliance as collaborative membrane

Tywoniak, Stephane, Sutherland, Janet , & Galvin, Peter (2008) Shifting the emphasis from knowledge to knowing : the hybrid public-private alliance as collaborative membrane. In Brown, Kerry A., Mandell, Myrna, Furneaux, Craig W., & Beach, Sandra (Eds.) Contemporary Issues in Public Management: The Twelfth Annual Conference of the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM XII), 26 – 28 March, Brisbane, Australia.

Abstract

Theories of knowledge management in alliances between competitors highlight the role of the alliance as a vehicle in a competition for knowledge. Vertical publicprivate partnerships face a different institutional framework where competition for knowledge gives way to cooperation. This paper reports on a case study of the evolution of knowledge management practices in a public agency engaged in vertical outsourcing partnerships. The agency evolved its contracting towards alliances as it sought better outsourcing outcomes, this translated into new organizational arrangements where arms-lengths hierarchical processes of knowledge management was progressively replaced by horizontal, democratic processes. Underpinning this evolution was a parallel shift in thinking about knowledge, from a conceptualization of knowledge as an asset to be managed, to a view of knowledge as a tool supporting knowing in practice

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ID Code: 15328
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: Knowledge Management, Public Sector, Public, Private Relationships, Collaboration, CRC for Construction Innovation, Program A : Business and Industry Development, Project 2006-039-A : Managing Knowledge in an Outsourcing Environment
ISBN: 1741072158
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Business and Management not elsewhere classified (150399)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Public Administration (160509)
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 (please consult author)
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Deposited On: 27 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 03:42

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