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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Paul
dc.identifier.citationWilliams, P.M. (2011) "The life and times of the boundary spanner", Journal of Integrated Care, Vol. 19 No. 3 pp. 25-33.en_GB
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dc.description.abstractPurpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore, in some depth, the role and nature of boundary spanners – a dedicated cadre of people who operate within collaborative arenas; to identify the particular skills and competencies that they exhibit; and to reflect on the tensions and ambiguities that they face in their everyday work. Design/methodology/approach – The author presents an analysis of the recent history of UK health and social care in relation to the role “boundary spanners” – a valuable and distinctive class of “actor”, operating within intra‐ and inter‐sectoral collaborative environments, including partnerships, alliances, networks, consortia and forms of integration. Findings – Boundary spanners have a distinct role to play in managing the highly interdependent and collaborative arenas that are designed to manage health and social care, and they undertake this by deploying a range of competencies, supported by relevant knowledge, experience and personal attributes. The valuable role that boundary spanners play must be reflected in appropriate investment in their training and development. Originality/value – Reflections are directed towards the training and development of boundary spanners as an important role in health and social care.
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Limiteden_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Integrated Care
dc.subjectHealth careen_GB
dc.subjectSocial careen_GB
dc.subjectStrategic alliancesen_GB
dc.subjectTeam workingen_GB
dc.titleThe life and times of the boundary spanneren_GB
dc.publisher.departmentCardiff School of Managementen_UK

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