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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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“The purpose of this case is to demonstrate an example of collaboration and encourage students to identify factors that may contribute to successful collaboration. This is looked at both from a start-up perspective and a sustained-program perspective. Public managers will often find themselves in situations…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “How Information Matters examines the ways a network of state and local governments and nonprofit organizations can enhance the capacity for successful policy change by public administrators. Hale examines drug courts, programs that typify the highly networked, collaborative…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This case study illustrates how collaborative governance through consensus building can work well to achieve law reform, with shared responsibilities among elected officials, private and professional stakeholders, and ordinary citizens. The author discusses the participants involved and the…

“Organizations representing the nonprofit, public, and private sectors often collaborate to enhance capacities while addressing complex, interconnected problems. Using the framework of Bryson, Crosby, and Stone, processes used to support successful collaboration are explored empirically through a multiple sector arrangement involving 15 nonprofit, public, and…

“The toolkit provides expert guidance, dependable counsel, and a compilation of best practices to assist state legislatures as they consider whether and how to pursue PPPs in their states. Solid, balanced, and comprehensive state enabling legislation is the key to thorough consideration and success of…

This report, from the IBM Center for The Business of Government’s Collaborating Across Boundaries Series discusses public-private partnerships for food safety: “Using food safety as a case study, the authors discuss new approaches to public-private partnerships. This use of new approaches to public-private partnerships is…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This article presents a comparative analysis of the evolution of two community mental health networks that both have similar contracts from the State of Arizona. One of the networks is governed by a for-profit firm that buys needed…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This article considers the administration of toll-financed transportation infrastructure in its larger historical context, through an overview of the political economy of public works in the United States. The decision to shift responsibility for California’s toll bridges to…

This case study examines Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC), “a public–private partnership between the state and 14 non-profit community care networks. The networks comprise essential local providers that deliver key components of a ‘medical home’ for low-income adults and children enrolled in Medicaid and…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Viewing collaboration as an imperative for public managers, scholars are calling for a better understanding of its origins, prevalence, and impact on organizational performance. The objective of this study is to explore the prevalence and the determinants of…