ERIC Number: ED396769
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Partnering in the Information Industry. 1995 NFAIS Report Series: New Technologies and New Relationships, Number 2.
Elias, Art; Unruh, Betty
Based on personal interviews with key figures in the information industry about the success or failure of their partnering efforts, this report provides a case-by-case study of what works and what doesn't when selecting a partner, planning a joint service or product, and following through with the joint-development efforts. Thirteen information service partnering arrangements, which span government, commercial, educational, and not-for-profit organizations, are profiled and analyzed. The report is divided into two parts. "Part 1: Profiles in Partnering" provides a narrative account of each of the 13 partnering arrangements. This section is filled with tips, advice, and guidance for those considering a partnership deal. "Part 2: Factors in Partnership" identifies factors that one might consider in selecting a partner or defining a partnership. Each of the 13 case studies is reconsidered on the basis of these key factors and conclusions and recommendations are then provided. The survey form is appended. (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Business, Case Studies, Cooperative Programs, Government (Administrative Body), Guidelines, Information Industry, Information Services, Interviews, Nonprofit Organizations, Organizational Development, Partnerships in Education, Strategic Planning
National Federation of Abstracting and Information Services, 1518 Walnut St., Suite 307, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3403 (NFAIS members: $50; nonmembers: $60).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
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