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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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This article — part of Deloitte’s “Business Trends 2013” report — discusses how the “growing complexity of social and economic challenges is driving new, innovative forms of collaboration between governments and businesses. … Both sides seem to realize that business problems are now government problems…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher In this MIT Sloan Management Review article, Markus Perkmann and Ammon Salter discuss research partnerships comprising companies and universities: “Companies increasingly recognize that to successfully innovate they cannot exclusively rely on their internal R&D. Working with external partners allows…

In this Governing article, John Donahue warns against asking how much involvement the private sector should have in solving public problems. “The right question concerns not ‘how much’ but rather ‘how’ the private sector should be involved. There is a vast, variegated, and under-examined menu…

“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…