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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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✴︎ 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:…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher In this article, the authors “suggest that cross-sector partnerships are essential mechanisms by which corporations and communities can maximize their goals. In fact most of the major issues confronting our society, from education to healthcare, to the creation of…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This article strives to deepen our understanding of the nature and role of businesses and Business Leadership Coalitions (BLCs) in public-private partnerships (PPPs) and in the formation and operation of urban governance regimes in major American cities. Our research…

✴︎ 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 “This paper identifies the factor groupings of a set of 19 critical success factors (CSFs) associated with managing PPP projects at the operational stage and examines the most significant factor grouping using fuzzy synthetic evaluation technique (FSE). The…