With a background in the humanities and an eclectic bookshelf behind me, my eyes are firmly focused on innovative ways of managing organizations. the aim of my work is to stretch the organizational imagination of practitioners and scholars alike. PARAPHRASING ALBERT O. HIRSCHMAN, I AM interestED in what is possible - NOT WHATis probable.  

The Art of Managing Relationships in Interorganizational Collaboration

In this paper, we present and discuss the notion of interorganizational synthesis. Inter-organizational synthesis refers to synthesis in the relationships between all organizations involved in a collaborative project. Synthesis is critical if organizations are fully to leverage the benefits of interorganizational collaboration in complex environments. Reviewing other research in management, in areas such as culture, rationality, and language, we show that collaboration is a far more complex task than economic or contractual theories suggest. We then present ten critical building blocks that must be accounted for in the design of interorganizational relations if synthesis is to be realized. Each of these blocks is discussed and the potential risks, and management implications, are also presented.

Noise, Parasites and Translation Theory and Practice in Management Consulting

Bringing Space Back In: Organizing the Generative Building