Research Briefing

Research Briefing

Our monthly Research Briefings capture the newest research related to cross-sector collaboration for scholars whose own thinking can benefit from staying current on progress in the field and practitioners who are interested in how this research may be helpful to their cross-sector work.

The May briefing includes articles about state-centric versus civil society collaboration models; volunteer programs co-managed by government and non-profits; how partners from different sectors understand impact; strategies for improving childhood opportunity; and more.
The April briefing includes articles about the new generation of collective impact initiatives for education; proving the “collaborative advantage"; collaborative innovation in the public sector; and community-academic partnerships.
The March briefing includes articles about the evolution of collaborative processes over time; community involvement in collective impact; relationship learning in private-non-profit partnerships; the impact of long-term uncertainty on P3s for infrastructure; and more.
The February briefing includes articles about public-private partnerships in cybersecurity; public involvement in cross-sector partnerships; discursive approaches to collaborative governance, partnerships in disaster response; and innovation in cross-sector partnerships.
The January briefing includes articles about impact assessment and cross-sector partnerships; the power, and potential tensions, in public-non-profit partnerships; the redevelopment of Asheville, North Carolina; and the impact of organizational forms on the success of P3s.
The December briefing includes articles about the role of non-profits in disaster management; how government agencies can strengthen their capacity to collaborate; collaborative models for urban commercial revitalization; and more.
The November briefing includes articles about multi-sector partnerships in regional health and resilience; collaborative urban governance; issues of trust in collaborative provision of EMS; the proactive role business can play in cross-sector partnerships; and more.
The October briefing includes articles about partnerships between military and civilian agencies to provide services to veterans; power imbalances; collective impact as a model to address public health; cross-sector efforts to address obesity; and more.
The September briefing includes articles about collaborative policymaking groups; acquaculture management; issue-specific collaborations that bring together experts and non-experts; the state of the field of research on cross-sector collaboration; and more.
The August briefing includes articles about collaborative governance in environmental policy; food policy councils; product development partnerships; connecting public health and transportation planning; emergency management collaborations; and more.