Five Themes Impacting Collaboration in a Joint Interagency Multinational Public Operational Context

Les cinq facteurs influençant la collaboration en contexte opérationnel interarmées, interorganisationnel, multinational et public

Authors
  1. Thomson, M.H.
  2. Adams, B.D.
  3. Hall, C.D.
  4. Flear, C.
  5. Brown, A.L.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Toronto, Toronto ONT (CAN);Humansystems Inc, Guelph ONT (CAN)
Abstract
This literature review was conducted in support of two Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) Toronto applied research projects examining civil-military relations. In current operations (e.g., Afghanistan and Haiti), the Canadian Forces (CF) are expected to work closely with a number of diverse organizations, including Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), International Organizations (IOs), Other Governmental Departments (OGDs), local populations, and the media. However, the CF’s history of working with these diverse organizations has been limited and may pose challenges to collaboration (Leslie, Gizewski, & Rostek, 2008). Previous exploratory research conducted for DRDC Toronto revealed a number of organizational, social and psychological issues impacting on civil-military collaboration in operations (Thomson, Adams, Hall, & Flear, 2010). Five broad themes helped categorize these challenges, including negotiation, power, identity, stereotypes and prejudice, and trust. The purpose of this paper was to further elaborate the themes by reviewing the most pertinent academic and scientific literature to provide a greater understanding of the process of collaboration.

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Keywords
Civil-military collaboration;comprehensive approach;JIMP
Report Number
DRDC-TORONTO-CR-2011-072 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
11 May 2011
Number of Pages
71
DSTKIM No
CA035800
CANDIS No
535346
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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