Accountability Challenges in Networks and Partnerships: Evidence from Educational Partnerships in the United States
International Review of Administrative Sciences, Vol. 70, No. 2, pp. 331-344, June 2004
Posted: 27 Jan 2012 Last revised: 6 Jul 2013
Date Written: June 1, 2004
The study from which this article is drawn constitutes one of the first attempts to remedy the paucity of research on accountability in the context of interorganizational networks and public-private partnerships. The data for the study were drawn from field research focusing particularly on partnerships formed between K-12 public schools and private and/or non-profit organizations in the United States. The most frequently cited difficulties associated with accountability in partnerships were the availability of and access to information, sectoral and personal differences, and frequent changes in personnel, resources, and partners.
Keywords: Accountability, Public-Private Partnerships, Educational Partnerships, Networks, Public Schools, United States
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