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Bajpai, Kartikeya, Maldonado, Edgar, Ngamassi, Louis-Marie, Tapia, Andrea H. and Maitland, Carleen (2011): NGO collaborations: sharing and pooling projects. In: Proceedings of the 2011 iConference 2011. pp. 410-416. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1940761.1940817

Humanitarian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are increasingly facing challenges due to the growing number of actors in the humanitarian relief sector as well as the high incidence of natural disasters. A prominent means of mitigating these challenges is through the mediation of inter-organizational structures such as collaboration bodies, which attempt to find mechanisms to coordinate information technology and information management (IT/IM). The intent of this paper is to understand the coordination mechanisms undertaken by collaboration bodies focused on IT/IM. The two prominent forms of initiatives used by collaboration bodies to achieve these ends are sharing and pooling projects. Sharing projects are those projects which seek resources from members within the collaboration body. Conversely, pooling projects look to procure resources from outside the confines of the collaboration body. This study utilizes a comparative case study approach to generate a set of propositions regarding the characteristics and implications of technological infrastructure based collaborations.

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