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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 teaching case from Harvard Business School is a supplement to Plum Creek Timber (A) and discusses Plum Creek Timber Co’s decision to “go ahead with negotiations for a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) on its Pacific Northwest properties….

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher This chapter of Cooperative Strategy: Economic, Business, and Organizational Issues (appearing on pp. 243-260) “proposes several approaches to the assessment of collaborative endeavors. Each approach is based on a different conceptual orientation towards collaboration and offers a different…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Public-Private Collaboration in Agricultural Research: New Institutional Arrangements and Economic Implications examines the impact of the private-sector takeover of the field, and what it means for funding, research, technology, and more. Beginning with U.S. agricultural research financing, the…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Plum Creek Timber Co., the nation’s sixth largest private timberland owner and forest products company, must decide whether to enter negotiations with the U.S. government to establish a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) on its Pacific Northwest properties for…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Collaboration between nonprofits and businesses is increasing and becoming more strategically important. Based on 15 case studies, this article presents a cross-sector collaboration framework consisting of four components. First, the collaboration continuum provides a conceptual framework for categorizing…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Increasingly, nonprofit, for-profit, and public organizations have been cooperating in producing and distributing a wide range of goods and services. In many cases, the partnerships have arisen from the recognition that different activities are best suited to different…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Through a case study, this article explores the question of whether and how actions taken by a collaborative alliance influence the strategic behavior of its nonprofit members. The article then assesses how well the existing strategy formulation models accommodate an…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The rapidly changing external environment is having major implications for the role of NGOs, their sources of funding, the nature of their relationships, and their activities. Globalization, the increasingly multinational nature of business and electronic communication, has caused…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Partnerships increasingly play a major role in determining and implementing major policy drives in localities. Understanding how they may provide value is therefore essential to understanding modern governance principles. This article describes action research aiming to develop a…