This paper evaluates the effectiveness of interorganizational coordination efforts in a hardwood management project for nonindustrial private forest owners in a 14 county region in northern lower Michigan. By various measures the coordination effort was judged to be a success. There were a number of factors and strategies that contributed to the success of the interorganizational coordination effort including: (1) prior cooperation in the region; (2) moving from informal cooperation to formal coordination; (3) moving from interpersonal to institutional linkages; (4) conditions of mutual dependency; (5) the coordinator's role strategies; and (6) common professional cultures. An understanding of these factors and strategies will be useful in facilitating similar coordination projects elsewhere, but it is stressed that the social conditions in different regions may be different and therefore necessitate a modification of these strategies to fit these differing conditions. North. J. Appl. For. 7:105-109, September 1990.
Document Type: Journal Article
School of Natural Resources, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109
Publication date: September 1, 1990
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Each regional journal of applied forestry focuses on research, practice, and techniques targeted to foresters and allied professionals in specific regions of the United States and Canada. The Northern Journal of Applied Forestry covers northeastern, midwestern, and boreal forests in the United States and Canada.