1 Cooperative Networking
Cooperation: In cooperative endeavours the focus is primarily on sharing information and expertise. In this type of relationship participants are loosely connected so their contribution to the relationship is low. Each participant remains completely independent from the others. There are only minor changes in how each participant does business, but they have the advantage of learning from others and being able to modify the way they work. Cooperation is characterised by low levels of risk and reward since it emphasises reaching agreement to adjust specific actions rather than making changes to the organisation’s operations.
Examples of forms of Cooperative Linkages include:
Interagency meetings, conferences, newsletters and internet forums. For more information read the case study on cooperative networking.