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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 types of public-private partnerships (PPPs) in which private sector partners take on increased responsibility for project design, construction, financing, and operation have become popular in the United States and around the world as means of delivering large-scale…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This article furthers knowledge on cross-sector partnerships. It distinguishes between partnerships that produce predefined outcomes and those that produce co-defined ones. Predefined outcomes are defined by one partner prior to the formation of the partnership and could have…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Despite the growing role that contracts with nonprofits play in local service delivery, only limited attention has been directed to why some cities rely more on nonprofit organizations to produce services or how political institutions influence the role…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Public-private partnerships (PPPs) have been applied widely in the global construction market. During the life cycle of PPP projects, their performance could be affected by a number of factors and their interactions, which might cause the inefficiency and…

“Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) have emerged as one of the major approaches for delivering infrastructure projects in recent years. If properly formulated and managed, a PPP can provide a number of benefits to the public sector such as: alleviating the financial burden on the public…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Collaboration is an increasingly important topic in the public administration and management literatures. A preponderance of studies focuses on how managers can build trust between the government and collaborative partners by means of behavioral attributes and managerial skill. In this…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This paper deals with the pivotal role played by community development corporations (CDCs) in local economic initiatives from the bottom-up. These non-profit organizations are challenging the top-down approach of political decision making, mobilizing community assets, connecting inside and outside resources,…

“The importance and challenges of networking and knowledge sharing for attacking wicked problems have been aptly described by Weber and Khademian in their provocative PAR essay, ‘Wicked Problems, Knowledge Challenges, and Collaborative Capacity Builders in Network Settings’ (March/April 2008). We argue in this essay, however,…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Over the last two decades there has been a proliferation of partnerships between business and government, multilateral bodies, and/or social actors such as NGOs and local community organizations engaged in promoting development. While proponents hail these partnerships as…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This article elaborates the relation between two management styles, project and process management, and perceived outcomes in public-private partnerships (PPPs). The research is based on an extensive face-to-face survey conducted with 32 managers of 18 large complex infrastructure…