This paper explores the boundary spanner
dilemmas, the role they play in their organisations, the critical skills needed to be successful, and how to measure their performance. [...]Stakeholder
engagement practitioners often find themselves playing the role of theboundary spanner
maintaining one foot in the organisation and one foot outside of it straddling this divide like playing the game of ‘hokey pokey’.
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In inter-organizational or inter-firm exchange, the role of the boundary spanner
, an organizational representative, is important in reducing asymmetries that may exist between the two parties. Trust is a crucial component to the dyadic interaction at the inter-personal or boundary spanner
level, and the trust established at this level also affects the overall quality of the relationship at the inter-organizational level. http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayA...