Local cross-sector partnerships tackling the challenges collaboratively


We focus in this article on the challenges local governmental (municipal) and third-sector (nonprofit) organizations face when they seek to work collaboratively or in partnership. We build on the findings of an action research project to draw out the practical implications of cross-sector working for the organizations involved. We describe jointly agreed suggestions for tackling the challenges that emerged when third-sector organizations and local governmental agencies themselves worked collaboratively in a search for mutually acceptable solutions. Finally, we draw out learning points on cross-sector working for practitioners, policymakers, and researchers.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/nml.20027
Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Work & Organisational Psychology
Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Cairns, B., & Harris, M. (2011). Local cross-sector partnerships tackling the challenges collaboratively. Nonprofit management and leadership, 21(3), 311-324. , which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/nml.20027. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Strategy and Management
Publication ISSN: 1542-7854
Last Modified: 10 May 2024 07:10
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2015 07:20
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2011
Published Online Date: 2011-03-15
Authors: Cairns, Ben
Harris, Margaret



Version: Accepted Version

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