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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 “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…

“It is generally understood that the public and private sectors need to collaborate to address the nation’s cybersecurity challenges, yet there remain significant questions regarding the circumstances, nature, and scope of those relationships. Legal, strategic, and pragmatic obstacles often impede effective public-private sector cooperation, which…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Like many other states at the time, Minnesota found itself facing several serious long-term public health challenges in the mid- and late-2000s, including rapidly rising health care costs and residents’ increasing vulnerability to chronic diseases arising from unhealthy…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Faced with significant infrastructure deficits, U.S. governments at all levels are increasingly considering the use of public-private partnership (PPP) to leverage private finance to support public infrastructure development. This study focuses on PPP tolling in highway development and…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This case is used in [University of Virginia Darden Business School’s] ‘Economics of Water’ course elective. Suzanne Apple, senior vice president of private sector engagement at World Wildlife Fund-United States (WWF), was preparing for an important meeting with…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “A new public administration movement is emerging to move beyond traditional public administration and New Public Management. The new movement is a response to the challenges of a networked, multisector, no-one-wholly-in-charge world and to the shortcomings of previous…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The present article articulates principles for effective public-private partnerships (PPPs) in scientific research. Recognizing that PPPs represent one approach for creating research collaborations and that there are other methods outside the scope of this article, PPPs can be…

“Addressing community problems increasingly requires cooperation among the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors.” In this article from McKinsey Quarterly, “three executives explain how a civic alliance in America’s Minneapolis-Saint Paul region [called the Itasca Project] may point toward an operating model.”