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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 corporate social responsibility (CSR) literature has increasingly explored relationships between civil society and social movements, including non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and corporations, as well as the role of NGOs in multi-stakeholder governance processes. This paper addresses the challenge…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This paper explores the relationship between business experience in cross-sector partnerships (CSPs) and the co-creation of what we refer to as ‘dynamic capabilities for stakeholder orientation,’ consisting of the four dimensions of (1) sensing, (2) interacting with, (3)…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The proliferation of public–private partnerships (PPPs) for development as an answer to many public challenges calls for careful evaluation. To this end, tailored frameworks are fundamental for helping understand the PPPs’ impact and for guiding corrective adjustment. Scholars…

“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…

“Even though U.S. congressional and multilateral efforts aimed at enhancing cybersecurity have thus far largely failed in their aims, courts and regulators are using existing common law doctrines and statutory enactments to hold companies accountable for cyber attacks. However, such judicial and regulatory actions have…

“Every company benefits from ‘the commons,’ the set of communal resources that allow firms and workers to be productive,” argue Karen Mills and Chris Rudnicki in this article for the Harvard Business Review. “Business has a key role to play in restoring America’s commons, but…