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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 “Public activity in the telecommunications industry has experienced important transformations in the last decade: ‘reinvolvement’ in infrastructure deployment, ‘innovative’ boosting measures, and decentralisation of some decisions. Conceptually, even more important than the measures themselves is the fact that…

“Whether dealing with Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), or with other forms of service provision and delivery, public managers face difficulties in responding to ever-growing demands for more and better quality services. The question of how to do more, but without doing more of the same, can…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “‘Sowing the Development of the Country’ (SDC) was a public-private partnership between Wal-Mart Puerto Rico (Wal-Mart PR), the island’s Department of Agriculture as well as its Economic Development Bank (EDB), two NGOs “Caborrojeños Pro Salud y Ambiente” (Caborrojeños…

“Cross-sector partnerships are an increasingly popular mode of organizing to address intractable social problems, yet theory and research have virtually ignored university involvement in such activity. This article attempts to ascertain the reasons universities join networks of other social actors to support a common cause….

“This is a case of inter-organizational collaboration gone awry where several non-profit and government agencies have come together to develop and implement a streamlined first response protocol for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in one Ontario community. Despite having created a common protocol,…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher This case discusses the Montgomery County Business Roundtable for Education (MCBRE), “a business-public education partnership with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) that promoted cross-sector knowledge sharing and academic excellence. Its suite of core student programs, such as 720,…

Especially see “Sharing Responsibility for Cybersecurity” on pp. 17-23. “The public and private sectors’ interests are intertwined with a shared responsibility for ensuring a secure, reliable infrastructure upon which businesses and government services depend. Government and industry leaders both nationally and internationally need to delineate…

✴︎ 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…