In Search for a Common Ground: An Empirical Derived Model of the Formation of Common Ground among Voluntary Exchange Relation

ATAÖV DEMİRKAN A. , Kristiansen S.

EUROPEAN PLANNING STUDIES, cilt.21, sa.12, ss.1895-1918, 2013 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 21 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/09654313.2012.722931
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1895-1918


Knowledge generation is one of the main forces in collaboration, because people connect to each other in such a process under the spell of the collective knowledge constructed through conversation. The process of collective knowledge construction itself becomes a conversational process. We argue that such a process transforms underorganized exchange relations into organized group action when a common ground is built upon a shared meaning. To illustrate this, we present two cases of collaborative processes: the strategic planning process of Ankara in Turkey and the inter-firm network formation of electronics and software industries in Vestfold County in Norway.