Facilitating cross-sector collaboration for collective impact: a knowledge management perspective

Kong, Eric (2014) Facilitating cross-sector collaboration for collective impact: a knowledge management perspective. In: International Symposium on Business and Management: Fall Session (ISBM 2014), 12-14 Nov 2014, Tokyo, Japan.


The concept of collective impact was first articulated in the 2011 Stanford Social Innovation Review article: 'Collective Impact', written by John Kania, Managing Director at FSG, and Mark Kramer, Kennedy School at Harvard University and Cofounder of FSG. Involving the use of a structured form of collaboration, collective impact is the commitment of a group of actors from different sectors such as nonprofit, business and government organisations to a common agenda for solving a specific social problem. Collective impact becomes an innovative and structured approach to making collaboration work across government, business, philanthropy, non-profit organisations and citizens to tackle deeply entrenched and complex social problems and achieve significant and lasting social change. Very limited research today has examined the role of knowledge management in facilitating cross-sector collaboration for collective impact. Using a critical analysis of the relevant literature and supplemented by a case study analysis, this paper argues that knowledge management is an essential factor for facilitating effective cross-sector collaboration for collective impact. The present exploratory study helps to enhance our understanding of this particular cross-sector relationship and its impact to collective impact.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Table of contents incorrect p360 paper.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2015 01:26
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2017 00:59
Uncontrolled Keywords: knowledge management; cross-sector collaboration; collective impact
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150310 Organisation and Management Theory
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/26899

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