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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 transition from last generation basic broadband networks to next-generation fiber-optic networks is underway. … But most Americans continue to only have one option for high-speed Internet access, according to the Federal Communications Commission, often a cable network with limited upload speeds. Smart cities are realizing…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Exploring new technological opportunities and reacting to environmental changes are key factors for firm performance. Collaborating with external partners, especially universities, is considered to be a powerful engine of technological development. However, there are several barriers associated with university-industry…

“This report continues the IBM Center’s long interest in leadership, transformation, and the use of innovative public-private partnerships. It explores how NASA leaders have leveraged public-private partnerships to replace the space shuttle, while developing new policy mechanisms to enable private companies to take over cargo…

“This report calls on business leaders across America to take stock of their efforts to improve pre-kindergarten through 12 (pre-K–12) public education and commit to an innovative approach called ‘Collective Impact.’ Collective Impact (CI) is a community endeavor that addresses fundamental weaknesses in the U.S….

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “A large-scale construction or infrastructure project is very complex and has highly dynamic and interdependent risks and uncertainties over its long-term project life. This leads to the increasing challenges for an accurate project investment analysis and a right contractor…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Creating Value in Nonprofit-Business Collaborations: New Thinking & Practice provides breakthrough thinking about how to conceptualize and realize collaborative value. With over a hundred case examples from around the globe and hundreds of literature references, the book reveals…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Corporate social responsibility (CSR) literature suggests CSR initiatives extend beyond meeting the immediate interests of stakeholders of for-profit enterprises, offering the potential to also enhance performance. Growing disillusionment of for-profit business models has drawn attention to social entrepreneurship and…

“The purpose of this guide is to share lessons learned across multiple initiatives to offer organisations guidance and insight into how to collaborate successfully to create change. In particular, it is designed to support organisations in the larger process of what at Forum we call…