Developing collaborative capabilities by fostering diversity in organizations: Evidence from a case study of Youth Offending Teams in Local Safeguarding Children Boards

Dudau, A. and McAllister, L. (2010) Developing collaborative capabilities by fostering diversity in organizations: Evidence from a case study of Youth Offending Teams in Local Safeguarding Children Boards. Public Management Review, 12(3), pp. 385-402. (doi:10.1080/14719030903286623)

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Abstract

This article considers some of the risks associated with multi-agency working, especially barriers to collaboration within partnerships between public agencies and their core professions. The article explores the hypothesis that an inability to act collaboratively comes from a fundamental resistance to diversity, both within and across organizational and professional boundaries. It uses a case study of two interacting partnership settings from youth justice and from safeguarding children and young people. The research examines how better integrated, more diversity astute partnerships might act as a catalyst for others to establish better collaboration.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:children, young people, collaboration, diversity, LSCBs YOTs
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dudau, Dr Adina
Authors: Dudau, A., and McAllister, L.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Research Group:Centre for Health, Environment and Risk Research (CHERR)
Journal Name:Public Management Review
Publisher:Routledge
ISSN:1471-9037
ISSN (Online):1471-9045
Copyright Holders:Taylor and Francis

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