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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 “Collaborative research between universities and pharmaceutical companies is a form of public – private sector partnership that raises important issues of governance and research integrity. The article analyses this from a stakeholder perspective with particular reference to clinical trial collaborations….

✴︎ 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…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher This teaching case from Harvard Business School “describes the two-year-old pilot phase of a public/private initiative in Oklahoma called the Virtual Internet School in Oklahoma Network (VISION) project. VISION was a first-of-its-kind, standards-based, vendor-neutral technology infrastructure developed to…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The idea that better ‘collaboration’ among public and private service providers improves the effectiveness of social service programs for the poor is virtually uncontested in social service circles — yet many efforts at collaboration founder. This case, which…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “During the last several decades, numerous policies and programs intended to advance environmental goals have been formulated in the U.S. by governmental bodies and implemented by businesses and nongovernmental organizations. This article forwards a multi-sectoral perspective that business…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Local Initiatives Support Corp. (LISC) is a $74 million nonprofit social enterprise that combats poverty by helping community development organizations build affordable housing and create economic development opportunities through public-private partnerships.” This teaching case from Harvard Business School…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher This teaching case from Harvard Business School “documents attempts to restructure a public-private partnership between the operator of a $200 million trash-to-energy cogeneration plant and a consortium of two dozen Massachusetts municipalities.” The case “describes the process that…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher This teaching case from Harvard Business School is a supplement to Plum Creek Timber (A) and discusses Plum Creek Timber Co’s decision to “go ahead with negotiations for a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) on its Pacific Northwest properties….

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Plum Creek Timber Co., the nation’s sixth largest private timberland owner and forest products company, must decide whether to enter negotiations with the U.S. government to establish a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) on its Pacific Northwest properties for…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Collaboration between nonprofits and businesses is increasing and becoming more strategically important. Based on 15 case studies, this article presents a cross-sector collaboration framework consisting of four components. First, the collaboration continuum provides a conceptual framework for categorizing…