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  • Setting: National

  • Collaboration Amid Crisis: The Department of Defense During Hurricane Katrina

    Using the context of Hurricane Katrina, this case examines the relationship between FEMA, the chief coordinator of federal response efforts, and the most powerful, single actor that FEMA can call upon, the Department of Defense. AUTHOR: Donald P. Moynihan, University of Madison, Wisconsin. Honorable mention, Best Teaching Case Competition, 2008


    Collaborative Strategy for Organizational Survival

    Public managers face strategic management challenges in this case, as they attempt to “grow” a new collaborative public organization that is embedded in the federal government and focused on environmental conflict. AUTHOR: Rob Alexander, Maxwell School of Syracuse University. Honorable mention, Best Teaching Case Competition, 2007


    Corruption in Atlantikk Simulation

    Corruption in the Republic of Atlantikk is a simulation designed to illuminate the challenges and complexities of public administration, corruption and sustainable development in an international setting characterized by significant ambiguity, expectations for collaboration, and divisive organizational politics. AUTHORS: Tina Nabatchi and Rigo Melgar-Melgar, Syracuse University Maxwell School. Honorable mention, Best Teaching Simulation Competition, 2017

    Epidemic- A Community Health Collaborative Simulation

    Vexing community problems require the input of a variety of partners, and each partner brings a unique perspective on problem definition and resolution. This diversity is both a strength and a weakness. Multiple perspectives provide a more complex understanding of the problem, but also introduce conflict to the collaboration. To illustrate this paradox, this simulation provides an opportunity to examine different ways of thinking about shared community health problems. AUTHOR: Heather Getha-Taylor, School of Public Affairs and Administration, University of Kansas. Honorable Mention, Best Teaching Simulation Competition, 2018.


    HIV Prevention, Treatment, and Education Utilizing the Tools of Collaborative Governance or Why is a 545-Mile Bicycle Ride A Case Study of Collaborative Governance?

    This case study examines how AIDS/LifeCycle, a 7-day, 545-mile bicycle ride down the California coastline, is an exceptional example of effective nonprofit management and fundraising, successful collaborative governance, social networking, service co-production via both fundraising and volunteer service delivery, and social capital building.  AUTHOR: Mark W. Davis, Department of Public Policy and Administration, West Chester University of Pennsylvania.  Honorable Mention, Best Teaching Case Competition, 2016.

    MASO: Community Engagement for Improving Livelihood of Youth in Ghana's Cocoa Sector

    MASO Community Engagement for Improving Livelihood of Youth in Ghana’s Cocoa Sector. Summary The case discusses the global civil society organization Solidaridad’s commitment to rejuvenate Ghana’s cocoa sector through a youth focused program called MASO by the end of 2020 and sustainability of the sector in the country beyond the year. AUTHORS: Benudhar Sahu and Debapratim Purkayastha of ICFAI Business School Hyderabad. 2021 recipient of the EPARCC Glendal E. and Alice D. Wright Prize Fund for Conflict and Collaboration Case Studies in International Development.

    Oltre La Norma! Collaborating for the Reconstruction of Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari

    When the Petruzzelli Theatre in Bari, Italy, was destroyed by arson in 1991, people in the public and private sectors, representing profit and nonprofit organizations at the local and national level, took part in the public debate on about next steps and possible ways of funding the rebuilding of the theater. This case helps students explore the methods used for the construction of collaborative processes or governance and to discuss the skills of the manager in the public sector who will manage the network of people involved. AUTHORS: Ornella Larenza, Alex Turrini, and Greta Nasi, SDA Bocconi School of Management, Bocconi University. Honorable mention, Best Teaching Case Competition, 2013

    Place to Call Home: Addressing Dublin’s Homelessness

    As services for the homeless evolved in Dublin, Ireland, from 1990 to 2010, complex policy and organizational issues arose. Provision of services by a number of voluntary, nonprofit organizations, as well as state agencies, resulted in an uncoordinated and uneven response. This case challenges students to assess what options are open to policy makers, government agencies and service organizations as they strive to meet the objective of ending homelessness. AUTHORS: Mary-Lee Rhodes and Gemma Donnelly Cox, Trinity College Dublin, and Ann Torres, National University of Ireland, Galway. First Place Award, Best Teaching Case Competition, 2013

    Revising the Worker Protection Standards Negotiated Rulemaking Exercise

    Based on actual negotiated rule-making by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Worker Protection Standards, this simulation involves a process in which four groups representing diverse interests work toward agreement on proposed rules. AUTHOR: Alma Lowry, Syracuse University. Honorable mention, Best Teaching Simulation Competition, 2008


    The Last Well: Changing Lives of Liberians through Collaboration

    The case discusses the collaborative partnership model adopted by a Texas-based non-profit The Last Well to meet its ambitious water and Gospel goals in Liberia by the end of 2020 and sustainability of the water system in the country beyond the year. AUTHORS: Debapratim Purkayastha and  Benudhar Sahu of ICFAI Business School Hyderabad. Winner of the Glendal E. and Alice D. Wright Prize Fund for Conflict and Collaboration Case Studies in International Development.2020


    VFAN – A Sustainable and Collaborative Initiative to Improve the Livelihoods of Underprivileged Communities in Conflict Countries: The Rwandan Experience

    The case presents how the government of Rwanda, a country emerging from conflict, addressed the issue of primary eye care, through a public-private intervention with the-UK based voluntary organization Vision for a Nation (VFAN). VFAN’s intervention illustrates various examples of innovation - product innovation, service innovation, and the innovation in designing and implementing a sustainable eye care program. AUTHORS: Dr. K.B.S. Kumar, IBS Hyderabad, and Indu Perepu, IBS Center Management Research, Hyderabad, India.  Winner of Glendal E. and Alice D. Wright Prize Fund for Conflict and Collaboration Studies in International Development, 2019. 

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