Collaboration in border regions
What is it about?
In the paper, I used the path dependency concept to explain how relations between organisations are built. I have taken collaboration in border regions in Poland as an example because the location in such region exposes organisations to many different factors: language barrier, differences in administrative systems, stereotypes. These areas in Poland were also for many years supported by different external programs which aimed in collaboration enhancement. In the paper, I argue that collaboration which was built in the last 15 years is very important for the organisations located in the border regions but it is also dependent on external funding.
Why is it important?
The paper shows how partnerships between administrative organisations can be described in a long perspective and in an institutional context. There is also an identification of design rules of inter-organisational collaboration built within political regions on the basis of external funding.
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