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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 “Consistent with popular belief among certain academics, practitioners, and policy makers, we hypothesize that collaboration between private and public organizations promotes success. We test this hypothesis for data on clinical trial success. Contrary to this popular belief, our…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Since its founding, the American state has relied both upon what we now call ‘traditional’ administration — public, hierarchical, and bureaucratic — and upon more privatized approaches to governance involving state and non-state actors and institutions in contractual…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Collaborative approaches to public management are generally known to represent sources of public value. However, certain theoretical and empirical gaps in understanding this process of value creation persist. We adopt a resource-based view to analyse how public and…

“Manufacturing USA forms public-private, national Institutes that focus on critical advanced manufacturing technology areas with strategic impact on the economy. Through eight Institutes, the Manufacturing USA Program provides matching federal funding to foster networking and mutually beneficial collaboration between key stakeholders (industry, academia, and government)…

“Government at all levels faces a dual-edge sword of long-term fiscal sustainability challenges that will not be easily remedied and unmet resource demands. Included is replacing decaying roads and bridges, tackling broader infrastructure needs, and making system and operational investments. The United States (U.S.) is…

This Brookings article looks at public-private partnerships for infrastructure in the United States. “Public-private partnerships are unique because of the ongoing collaboration between governments and private contractors, as well as the wide range of options that exist for structuring PPPs. In one type of PPP,…

“This study examines emerging interventions that integrate housing and health services for low-income people, with a focus on interventions where health care organizations have taken a significant leadership role. Our research pairs over 30 expert interviews with six in-depth case studies — briefly profiled below…

“Communicating about government-business-nonprofit collaboration is challenging. Yet practitioners must continually communicate the nature and value of their work to funders, potential partners, internal organizational stakeholders (senior managers or governing boards), and external organizational stakeholders (customers, voters, or donors). Because communicating the work is critical and…