The Global Health and Tropical Medicine Research Centre has the pleasure to invite you to attend the Extra GHTM Session on 15-06-21.
The lecture is free and open to all, through Zoom access:
ID da reunião: 483 194 9891
Extra GHTM Session 15-06-21
The lecture on the 15th of June, 2021, at 11:00 am, by the researcher Joana Pais Zózimo, PhD | Lancaster University, will have as its theme:
Developing an Individual-Based Social Practice Approach to International Partnerships
This study widens the scope of the inter-organisational collaboration (IOC) debate by proposing a new theoretical construct – individual dynamic collaborative practice (IDCP) – to advance understanding of the role of individuals in enacting IOC for supporting research organisations. While IOC has been widely researched for performance purposes, there have been few empirical investigations about the individuals’ role in initiating, enacting, and strengthening collaboration between two or more organisations, i.e. IOC. This research offers a new conceptualization of IOC, as a social practice, that occurs through engagement and is situated within a multi-stakeholder community of individuals. Based on a qualitative study of a transdisciplinary international partnership in West Africa, forty-five academics, practitioners, entrepreneurs, and research users participated in the study to articulate and make sense of their practice of IOC over time. Drawing upon concepts of social practice theory, I show the centrality of individuals’ agency in enacting IOC relationships through co-creating and exchanging (socially useful) knowledge. I expand underexposed current issues through my theoretical contribution, that of IDCP, to embed impact in IOC engaged research and to advance understanding of IOC in management studies and across other disciplinary contexts.
In this lecture, I will give a brief overview of the main study focusing on the following aspects:
- Situated context (Anglophone vs Lusophone Africa)
- Engagement and Knowledge Exchange encounters in a multicultural setting
- Social Practice approach towards Equitable Partnerships
- Interdisciplinary or Transdisciplinary Partnerships as occasions of influence
- Evaluation of STIPs (Strategic Transdisciplinary International Partnerships)
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