Modeling the barriers to multistakeholder collaboration for COVID-19 pandemic response: evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

AKENROYE, Temidayo O, ABUBAKRE, Alim, ELBAZ, Jamal, VISHNU, CR, BEKA BE NGUEMA, Jean-Noël, RANA, Gaurav, IHUA, Ugwushi Bellema, KALILI, Hellen and FALODE, Oyindamola (2022). Modeling the barriers to multistakeholder collaboration for COVID-19 pandemic response: evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa. International Public Management Journal, 25 (2), 192-216.

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The aim of this study is to develop a model describing the interactions and interdependence between the obstacles to effective implementation of a collaborative model of pandemic preparedness and response. A com- prehensive review of the relevant literature highlighted 15 key variables. The contextual interactions between these barrier variables were identified based on the opinions of experts with COVID-19 pandemic experience and analyzed to determine their driving and dependence powers using inter- pretive structural modeling. The findings indicate that the lack of guide- lines and procedures for coordinated actions, differences in organizational culture (working habits) and funding constraints are the most critical bar- riers to effective multi-stakeholder collaboration. Managers of collaborative programmes, policymakers and researchers should carefully focus on these hindrances because any improvement in them can significantly affect the overall system.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Department of Management; 1503 Business and Management; 1605 Policy and Administration; Political Science & Public Administration; 3505 Human resources and industrial relations; 3507 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour; 4407 Policy and administration
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Page Range: 192-216
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2023 11:52
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2023 16:46

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