The 2016 Annual Review of Social Partnerships (ARSP), written by academics and practitioners, aims to bridge the “research-practice gap” between the two groups.
The report argues that collaboration is key to solving social problems such as climate change, economic inequality, poverty, or biodiversity loss and environmental degradation.
It cites issues such as the inaccessibility of academic journals, and a “superficial search for best practice guidelines” by practitioners, as preventing effective collaboration.
The report offers new directions for research and compiles papers from a variety of academic sources.
It also captures and presents insights on partnerships from practitioners, from groups including Skanska, LEGO and the UN Global Compact.