Conflicting governance styles

Authored by: Timothy M. Gieseke

Shared Governance for Sustainable Working Landscapes

Print publication date:  August  2016
Online publication date:  August  2016

Print ISBN: 9781498718004
eBook ISBN: 9781315371078
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The final component of the wicked agriculture sustainability problem is the conflicting governance styles of stakeholder organizations. Conflicts among governance styles arise due to an organization’s expectations on decision making, delegation of responsibility and power, verification of performance (Meuleman, 2008), and methods of acquiring knowledge (Nickerson and Zenger, 2004). Conflicts between agricultural sustainability organizations arise, not only due to differences in sustainability objectives, but due to pursuing common objectives under different governance styles.

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