Organizational Collaborative Capacity in Fighting Pandemic Crises: A Literature Review from the Public Management Perspective
Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 1-14
14 Pages Posted: 5 Feb 2012 Last revised: 17 Dec 2012
Date Written: January 1, 2012
Collaborative capacity serves for organizations as the capacity to collaborate with other network players. Organizational capacity matters as collaboration outcomes usually go beyond single-shot implementation efforts or a single-minded focus on either the vertical dimension of program or the horizontal component. This review article explores organizational collaborative capacities from the perspective of public management, in particular, network theory. By applying the 5 attributes of network theory - interdependence, membership, resources, information, and learning - to the explanation of collaborative capacity in fighting pandemic crises, I argue in some ways organizational collaborative capacity is very much like an organization in its own right. Studying collaborative capacity in the battle against pandemics facilitate our understanding of multisectoral collaboration in technical, political, and institutional dimensions, and greatly advances the richness of capacity vocabulary in pandemic response and preparedness.
Keywords: communicable diseases, evaluation, health care services, health communication, global health
JEL Classification: D83, H83, I18
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