ERIC Number: ED390758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Collaboration: What Makes It Work. A Review of Research Literature on Factors Influencing Successful Collaboration.
Mattessich, Paul W.; Monsey, Barbara R.
This literature review has the goals of: (1) reviewing and summarizing the existing research literature on factors which influence the success of collaboration; and (2) reporting the results of the research literature review so that people who want to initiate or enhance a collaborative effort can benefit from the experience of others. The review used computer-based bibliographies, contacted researchers interested in the topic, and tracked down bibliographic references in each document obtained. The scope of the search included the health, social science, education, and public affairs arenas. From the 133 studies examined, the screening excluded those documents that were general "how to" manuals, did not meet the definition of collaboration, or failed to meet other research criteria. After the screening, 18 studies remained and were reviewed carefully. The findings of the studies were blended together to identify 19 factors that influence successful collaboration. Contains 32 references. (EH)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Collegiality, Community Cooperation, Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Coordination, Group Unity, Higher Education, Integrated Services, Literature Reviews, Networks, Prosocial Behavior, Research Methodology, Social Behavior, Teamwork
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, 919 Lafond, St. Paul, MN 55104.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, St. Paul, MN.
Note: For the collaboration handbook, see SO 025 630.