The conceptual framework provides fresh insights for thinking about the public management implications of engaging in cross–sector collaborations to address public problems. This is highly relevant for the policy, practice, and academic communities.
DAVID M. VAN SLYKE, Louis A. Bantle Chair in Business and Government Policy, The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University
It will be a critical need for many administrators involved with public infrastructure to be able to identify how to efficiently arrive at successful partnerships. This material provides sharp focus on this issue and is very relevant to current conditions.
DARRYL D. VANMETER, P.E., State Innovative Delivery Engineer, Georgia Department of Transportation Office of Innovative Delivery
Managers in the public and nonprofit sectors alike will be engaged in cross–sector collaborations and need to have a thorough understanding of how they work. This book provides an essential base of knowledge and should be read by today s leaders as well as students preparing for careers in public administration and nonprofit management.
MICHAEL J. WORTH, Professor of Nonprofit Management, The George Washington University
On the basis of an extensive review of the literature and a large number of illustrative cases, this very nicely written book argues that public management has changed. No longer the preserve of publicly owned and bureaucratically managed organizations, public services, broadly defined, are now delivered through a bewildering variety of hybrid arrangements. The authors map the new landscape while providing a series of tools to aid its navigation.
TOM ENTWISTLE, Reader in Public Policy and Management, Cardiff Business School
This book addresses the many problems that government faces in trying to effectively and efficiently contract out services. In a country going through political turmoil, there is definitely a need to do things differently. This book provides wonderful insights on how to better manage this new trend. It is a must–read for all officials of the Egyptian government and of other nations seeking better public service delivery.
LAILA EL BARADEI, Acting Dean and Professor of Public Administration, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, The American University in Cairo
Governing Cross–Sector Collaboration provides the first clear, comprehensive, and thoughtful guide to managers I have seen on the opportunities and challenges of working in partnerships involving government, business, and NGOs. It should be required reading for those who venture into these uncommon alliances and want to understand how to be successful.
KRIS BALDERSTON, Senior Vice President, Senior Partner, and General Manager, Fleishman–Hillard
Foreword by Ron Carlee xi
PART ONE: Choosing Cross–Sector Collaboration 1
ONE Dimensions of Cross–Sector Collaboration 3
TWO The Rationale for Cross–Sector Collaboration 31
THREE Contracting and Collaborating 57
FOUR Cross–Sector Partnerships and Public–Private Partnerships 85
FIVE Network Governance 111
SIX Independent Public–Services Providers: A New Potential Collaborator 139
SEVEN Analyzing Cross–Sector Collaboration Options 167
PART TWO: Managing Cross–Sector Collaboration 207
EIGHT The Need for a New Model of Public Administration 209
NINE Leadership Implications in Cross–Sector Collaboration 229
TEN Fostering Democratic Accountability 251
ELEVEN Developing Government Capacity for Cross–Sector Collaboration 279
TWELVE The Future of Cross–Sector Collaboration 297
The Authors 339