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Table 1 The six interrelated dimensions of the typology for describing the nature of the partnership over time.

From: Collaborating while competing? The sustainability of community-based integrated care initiatives through a health partnership

  Dimension Definition
Organizational characteristics Strategic orientation The extent to which the partnership has a strategic orientation towards innovation through new service development or improvement of existing services.
  Partnership governance The extent to which the partnership's governance is strategically directed towards serving collective interests.
  Partnership culture The extent to which standards and values are shared between the participating care organizations.
  Partnership structure The extent to which collaborative activities are organized into formal structures.
Managerial characteristics Strategic fit The extent to which the participating health-care organizations fit together to achieve the partnership's goals.
  Partnership management The extent to which management processes such as decision-making, negotiations and knowledge exchange are regulated.
  1. Source: Janssen APJ, Volberda HW, Asselberg CM [33].