Publications

Publications

  • Pfisterer, S.M. (Stella)
Tuesday, 4 October 2011
In this document, the author reflects and discusses on the three main questions of the workshop: What is the role of partnerships in facilitating agricultural development and market access? What is the value of partnerships; how to measure effectiveness? What are the main challenges in...
Effective partnership management cover
Thursday, 29 September 2011
This study covers all development non-governmental organizations (NGOs) active from the Netherlands with a revenue of € 1.5 million or more in 2008. This amounts to ninety NGOs, reporting on 317 individual partnerships with firms and/or governments. This study serves as a benchmark and stimulus for...
The State of Partnerships Report 2011 - NGOs cover
Thursday, 22 September 2011
This report is the first systematic effort to describe and analyze the cross-sector partnership strategies of the world’s biggest (multinational) corporations. It is intended as a reference tool, a zero measurement and a pilot study as well as a stimulus for further research.
The State of Partnerships Report 2010 - firms cover
Thursday, 22 September 2011
Mainstream development and sustainability thinking in the past sixty years has largely gone through four phases.In the past sixty years thinking about (sustainable) development has been prone to some intense intellectual and practical turmoil. Especially in the first forty years, thereby, markets...
The Collaborative Paradigm cover
Thursday, 1 September 2011
In the September issue of the Dutch magazine "Kwartaalschrift Economie" an article from Meine Pieter van Dijk, Stella Pfisterer and Rob van Tulder (all from PrC) was published about flower partnerships in Africa. Unfortunately, the article is only available in Dutch.
Flower Partnerships in Africa cover
  • Drost, S. (Sarah)
  • Van Wijk, J.C.A.C. (Jeroen)
  • Mandefro, F. (Fenta)
Wednesday, 20 July 2011
Multi-stakeholder platforms are increasingly recognized by researchers and practitioners as promising mechanisms for stimulating economies in developing countries. An increasing number of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and private enterprises are participating in such platforms, however...
Multi-Stakeholder Platform Contribution to Value Chain Development cover
  • Boonman, M. (Mark)
  • Huisman, W. (Wendela)
  • Sarrucco-Fedorovtsjev, E. (Elmy)
  • Sarrucco, T. (Terya)
Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Commentary on the report by Carol Wills (the full commentary is offered as a separate download ...)“Handicraft is the trade of the poor. They don’t have land to produce food” Joan Karanja, Director of Cooperation for Fair Trade in Africa (COFTA) “That is the little difference we can make...
Fair Trade Facts and Figures 2010: A Success Story for Producers and Consumers cover
Monday, 20 June 2011
The notion of ‘partnerships’ can be seen as a process in which partners commit to long-term, structural interaction based on a shared analysis that every actor suffers from a number of failures, consequently a shared vision of sustainability and a shared ambition that all partners should play a role...
The Partnership Box cover
  • Kolk, A. (Ans)
  • Pinkse, J. (Jonatan)
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
In view of the very limited number of tripartite partnerships for climate change in general, and those focused on development (developing countries) in parti cular, as shown in an earlier position paper (Kolk & Pinkse, 2010), it would seem useful to take a step back and consider the linkages between...
The Climate Change - Development Nexus and Tripartite Partnerships cover
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
These are challenging times, surrounded by considerable uncertainti es. Issues are complex, interests are high and often conflicting, no convenient paradigms or ideologies exist anymore to guide the actions of people. Solutions to societal problems have to be developed and implemented in collaborati...
Partnering Skills - The need for an integrated approach cover