Bedrosian Center Research Presentations: Intersectoral governance in community-based organizations

The USC Bedrosian Center funds several grants for USC Price faculty research on governance issues.

Intersectoral governance in community-based organizations: prevalence, challenges, and best practices. Howard Greenwald, Professor

Many observers today regard intersectoral collaboration as the key to achieving success in pursuing institutional or policy change, particularly in areas relevant to disadvantaged communities and historically marginalized populations. Concretely, it is uncertain how often intersectoral governance actually takes place, even in enterprises where intersectoral collaboration is encouraged or mandated. Significant barriers to intersectoral governance can be inferred from organization theory yet observation of success in interectoral governance can illustrate how this potentially powerful form of organization can be established and sustained. This research aims at understanding the challenges associated with intersectoral governance, how often and to what extent these challenges are met, and potentially effective methods for overcoming these challenges.

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