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Credit points: 30

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In this subject students investigate and assess core principles, concepts and ideologies associated with building strategic organisational partnerships across diverse organisations. Students utilise a cross-disciplinary approach to examine the multiplier effects which strategic partnerships have on organisational partnering, and their potential to make organisations work in a more creative, cost effective, and synergistic environment. Students review a number of organisational partnership theories, including systems theory, complexity theory, network theory and change theory, which should be applied to analyse and critique the constructs of negotiations, shared vision, building networks, organisational change, strategic management, participative leadership, and problem solving. The emphasis is on students acquiring critical reflective and cross-organisational skills to effectively advance the organisation towards pre-defined strategic goals.

FacultyFaculty of Education

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorTanya Fitzgerald

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCommunicating in the 21st centuryRecommendedEunson, B. (2005)WILEY
ReadingsGlobal education policyRecommendedRizvi, F., & Linguard, B. (2010)ROUTELEDGE
ReadingsLeadership for the disillusioned: Moving beyond the myths and heroes to leading that liberatesRecommendedSinclair, A. (2005)ALLEN & UNWIN
ReadingsSouthern Theory: The global dynamics of knowledge in social scienceRecommendedConnell, R. (2007)ALLEN & UNWIN
ReadingsThe challenge of public private partnerships: Learning from international experienceRecommendedGreve, C., & Hodge, G., (eds.) (2005)EDWARD ELGAR

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