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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 “The focus of this article is on multi-organizational cross-sector social partnerships (CSSP), an increasingly common means of addressing complex social and ecological problems that are too extensive to be solved by any one organization. While there is a…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “In this article, the ability of partnerships to generate goods that enhance the quality-of-life of socially and economically deprived urban communities is explored. Drawing on Rawl’s study on social justice and Sen’s capabilities approach, we undertake an ethical…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Heeding the call for a deeper understanding of how cross-sector social partnerships (CSSPs) can be managed across different contexts, this article integrates ideas from institutional theory with current debate on cross-boundary collaboration. Adopting the point of view of business actors…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Risk allocation in public–private partnership (PPP) projects is currently claimed as capability driven. While lacking theoretical support, the claim is often ‘violated’ by current industrial practice. There is thus a need for formal mechanisms to interpret why a particular risk…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “What is the effect of contractors’ non-profit and for-profit ownership on the scope and nature of performance measurement used by government agencies? Quantitative and qualitative data were generated through semistructured interviews administered to a sample of state and local public…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The construction and provision of infrastructure services such as transport nowadays is often based on a partnership between three main actors: public sector, private sector, and multilateral lenders, under a framework of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs). This type of partnership has…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This paper explores the theoretical underpinnings of collaboration and ecosystem management in order to identify the relationships and processes involved in implementing ecosystem management programs through cross-sector collaboration. Ecosystem management requires a highly adaptive and resilient social–ecological governance approach, which…

“The title of this article refers to two different ways of thinking about governance and cross-sector social interaction (CSSI) — let’s call them ‘small g’ and ‘big G’ governance — and how these relate to different levels of analysis of CSSIs. To put it simply:…

“At the heart of effective collaboration is value creation. It is what motivates, sustains, and produces impact from cross-sector partnering. In it lies the answer to the fundamental question posed by this Special JBE Issue: How is society better off due to the joining of…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Accepting that there is much confusion in current debates about the use of public-private partnerships for public infrastructure projects, the article begins by considering the emergence of the ‘PPP phenomenon’ as a ‘governance scheme’ and as a ‘language…