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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 speed and scale of urbanization provide serious challenges for governments all over the world with regard to the realization, maintenance, and operation of public urban infrastructures. These infrastructures are needed to keep up with living standards and…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “While, in practice, the participation of private actors at the local and national government levels through various types of contractual agreements has been increasing over the last decades, there are still few studies on the functioning and performances…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The ability to effectively transfer valuable knowledge across organisational boundaries has been shown to be an important determinant of success of cooperation. In this paper, we examine the most important factors facilitating and impeding knowledge transfer in academic-industry…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Public-private partnerships (P3) have emerged as a popular strategy for infrastructure development worldwide. Within the United States, the momentum for P3 arrangements is building as states put enabling legislation in place, public authorities search for expedient solutions for…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Privatization research lacks an understanding of the scope and nature of informal service delivery relationships between nonprofits and local government. This article reports on a study of local service delivery partnerships in Georgia using survey and interview data….

“Across a range of issue areas, governments are increasingly collaborating with nonprofit organizations (NPOs) to achieve policy goals. In the environmental arena, growing concerns over nonpoint source pollution have led governments to work through NPOs rather than rely on traditional regulatory approaches. But past studies…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Governments have increasingly relied on market mechanisms to improve the efficiency of public services. This is especially true when it comes to financing the nation’s transportation infrastructure system, where enabling legislation at the federal and state level has…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Many of the current debates in public and nonprofit management have focused on the blurring boundaries between the nonprofit, business, and public sectors. However, surprisingly little empirical research has been conducted on this phenomenon. In order to bridge…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Public/private partnerships have become a favored strategy for implementing complex urban developments in the United States and Western Europe, but the large volume of literature on the topic falls short of providing city planners, development experts, and policy…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Collaborations between nonprofit and public sector organizations have become an increasingly important phenomenon in state and local public service delivery since the publication of the Winter Commission report in 1993. This article focuses on one of the less…