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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 “Over the past few decades, a new form of governance has emerged to replace adversarial and managerial modes of policy making and implementation. Collaborative governance, as it has come to be known, brings public and private stakeholders together…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Firms and industries increasingly subscribe to voluntary codes of conduct. These self-regulatory governance systems can be effective in establishing a more sustainable and inclusive global economy. However, these codes can also be largely symbolic, reactive measures to quell public…

“Project-based cross-sector partnerships to address social issues (CSSPs) occur in four “arenas”: business-non-profit, business-government, government-non-profit, and trisector. Research on CSSPs is multidisciplinary, and different conceptual ‘platforms’ are used: resource dependence, social issues, and societal sector platforms. This article consolidates recent literature on CSSPs to improve…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Leaders in public affairs identify tools and instruments for the new governance through networks of public, private, and non-profit organizations. We argue the new governance also involves people — the tool makers and tool users — and the…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Corporate environmental responsibility is becoming an increasingly important strategic concern for companies, their stakeholders, and non-profit organizations (NPOs). Although many corporations now provide financial support, equipment, or personnel to assist environmental interest groups, the relationship between companies and…

✴︎ 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…