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Table 5 Types of boundaries

From: Collective action for implementation: a realist evaluation of organisational collaboration in healthcare

Type of boundary Nature of the boundary
Organisational Between different organisations and divisions/departments within and across institutions
Epistemic Between the different philosophical perspectives individuals, teams and organisations have about knowledge, its provenance and its mobilisation
Semantic Between people and groups because of different understandings about meaning and language
Professional Between different professional groups in different contexts
Geographic Between the CLAHRC network (of nine) and within CLAHRCs (and their constituencies)