Omidvar, Omid, and Roman Kislov. "R&D Consortia as Boundary Organisations: Misalignment and Asymmetry of Boundary Management." International Journal of Innovation Management 20.02 (2016): 1650030.
Type: Non-experimental study
Knowledge user level addressed by the literature: Individual, Organizations, Sectors.
Research notes: In title, organizations is misspelled as “ORGANISATIONS”
Experience level of reader: Fundamental
Knowledge user(s) to whom the piece of literature may be relevant: Policy makers, Clinicians, Brokers, Manufacturers, Developers, Intermediaries, Users, Advocates, and Researchers.
Setting(s) to which the reported activities/findings are relevant: Community, Federal Lab, Government, Large business, Small business, University.
Format: Peer-reviewed journal article
Annotation: In research and development consortia, boundaries exist between disciplines, departments, and organizations. Research consortia routinely mediate complex boundary negotiations. This work is important because benefits of research collaborations are threatened by managerial and organizational hurdles. This study looked at espoused policies and real life practices together and discusses the interplay between practices. Boundary management is largely shaped by the characteristics of the boundary. Techniques for bringing collaborations into alignment and symmetry are boundary bridging focus, boundary crossing arrangements and collaborative governance arrangements.
This article uses the Commercial Devices and Services version of the NtK Model
Boundary processes are strategies concerning inter-organizational processes. Building communication paths, using intermediaries, and mediating win-win dialogues are among these substantiated practices. NTK 3.8, 4.6
Reporting and recording practices can serve as knowledge capture/sharing activities rather than simply fulfilling administrative obligations. NtK 3.8, 4.6