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Whether you’re working on a local collective impact initiative or a national public-private partnership; whether you’re a practitioner or a researcher; whether you’re looking for basics or a detailed look at a particular topic, our Resource Library can help you find the information and tools you need for your cross-sector thinking and practice. The Library — which includes resources from research organizations, advisory groups, training organizations, academic centers and journals, and other sources — spans issue areas, sectors, and partnership types.

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To help users find relevant, quality resources from our Resource Library, we create curated lists on a variety of topics, bringing important practitioner- and academic-oriented work to the forefront.

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This article provides an overview of the theory of collaborative advantage. This is a practice-oriented theory concerned with enhancing practical understanding of the management issues involved in joint working across organizations. Two contrasting concepts are central to it:…

“This important report presents a new perspective on the challenges now faced by government to more effectively, efficiently, and creatively partner with the private sector to develop and implement new models of contracting. Professor Williams, an associate professor of civil engineering at Rutgers University, uses…

“The project presents a case study of the SeaPort operation, established by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) as a faster, better, and cheaper way of procuring over half a billion dollars worth of professional support services necessary to support the Navy’s mission around the…

“‘Turf-ism’ can be defined as non-cooperation or conflict between organizations with seemingly common goals or interests. Whether over resources, recognition, or control, turf struggles can threaten coalition vitality. Traditionally, coalition leaders’ response to turf struggles has been to ask coalition membership to ‘leave their hats…

“Partnerships are great — except when they’re not. Partnerships (or strategic alliances) allow us to tackle hard problems together and ‘co-produce’ solutions. … Decision‐makers who want to make better choices about partnerships — those working in the public, private or non‐governmental (non-profit) sector or across…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Collaborative research between universities and pharmaceutical companies is a form of public – private sector partnership that raises important issues of governance and research integrity. The article analyses this from a stakeholder perspective with particular reference to clinical trial collaborations….

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “One aspect of relations between government and non-profit organizations that has received little attention is the impact of differing ethical climates. Using Victor and Cullens’ model of ethical climate, this article offers a qualitative survey of the differences…

“Measuring the effectiveness of partnerships between different sectors proves particularly challenging. Different interested and affected groups will measure the success of the initiative according to different sets of criteria. Partnership elicits qualitative values such as trust, responsiveness and flexibility that are more likely to be…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The Collaborative Leadership Fieldbook offers non-profit practitioners, community leaders, and public officials a practical, hands-on resource. It presents the tools needed for applying the lessons learned, powerful approaches that get results, and guidance for solving complex community problems….