Accountability challenges in networks an partnerships: evidence from educational partnerships in the United States


Acar M. , ROBERTSON P. J.

INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES, vol.70, no.2, pp.331-344, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 70 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0020852304044260
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.331-344

Abstract

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.