Coordination Functions of Intermediary Organizations in Collaborative Governance for the Promotion of Environmental Conservation Activities in Kawasaki City, Based on the Functional Analysis of Key Intermediary Organizations in Kawasaki City.

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  • 「協働を通した環境教育」の推進にむけたコーディネーション機能の検討
  • -NPO法人アクト川崎とNPO法人産業・環境創造リエゾンセンターの機能比較に基づいて-


<p>  This research focuses on Kawasaki-City as a research field where collaborative activities for environmental conservation have been promoted, and discusses the functions and roles of intermediary organizations that support the collaboration platform. In particular, this research analyzes the functions and roles of the Act Kawasaki and Liaison Center for Creation of Industry & Environment (LCIE) as key players of intermediary organizations in Kawasaki City. For the analysis, “An Intermediary Support Function Model for Collaboration” (Sato and Shimaoka, 2014) was employed, and then a role-ordered matrix was developed. As a result, some differences and commonalities were found. In viewing the differences of the functions, they have different objectives, approaches, expected outputs and concerns for collaboration (i.e. Act Kawasaki respects solidarity in the community of Kawasaki City with consideration of improving civic life and the environment, whereas LCIE respects competitiveness in the community of Kawasaki City giving consideration to marketplace principles and Win-Win relations). On the other hand, in view of the commonalities of the functions, they have similar approaches in collaborative governance (e.g., forum exclusiveness, clear ground rules, trust-building, commitment to process, process help and resource links). Furthermore, they have promoted related activities under a shared vision for solving environmental problems, and have implemented these activities in the use of individual, institutional and civil capacities.</p>



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