Politics of Structuring Interorganizational Collaboration and the Selection of 'Good Clients'

Eli Teram, Wilfrid Laurier University.

In the context of a network of organizations that work with troubled youth, this case challenges students to think more critically about interorganizational collaboration. Specifically, it provides an opportunity to understand the politics of structuring interorganizational relations, and to sensitize students to the way seemingly rational interorganizational arrangements may mask processes that serve organizational interests by facilitating the selection of "good clients."

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