• How to create and maintain collaborative networks that are able to address tough problems involving deep-rooted conflicts of interest, while simultaneously being conducive to the efficient coordination of relatively simple tasks
      • How to facilitate social-tie formation processes in the local context such that the evolving collaborative network develops desirable global structural properties, including a good fit to the biophysical context
      • How to best engage actors in collaborative networks even though some of them are not interested, are interested for the “wrong” reasons, or use the collaborative venue only as a way of obstructing any changes to the status quo
      • How to create and maintain collaborative networks that are flexible and adaptable to changes, yet stable enough to facilitate the development of mutual trust and shared commitment