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Title: Comparative analysis of partnership behaviors in the National Park Service

Author: Weddell, Melissa S.; Wright, Brett A.; Backman, Kenneth F.;

Date: 2008

Source: In: LeBlanc, Cherie; Vogt, Christine, comps. Proceedings of the 2007 northeastern recreation research symposium; 2007 April 15-17; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-23. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 169-173.

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Description: The partnership phenomenon has received considerable attention as an alternative management strategy for public agencies. The growing use of partnerships has created a need to understand key elements of partnership success and failure, how partnerships address park and recreation management paradoxes, and guidelines for best practices (Mowen & Kerstetter, 2006). National Park Service (NPS) employees participated in a Internet survey (n=5,398) examining partnership attitudes and behaviors. Analysis revealed that the majority of NPS employees are currently engaged in partnerships (60 percent) and reported that their past experience was rewarding and productive (60 percent).

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Weddell, Melissa S.; Wright, Brett A.; Backman, Kenneth F. 2008. Comparative analysis of partnership behaviors in the National Park Service. In: LeBlanc, Cherie; Vogt, Christine, comps. Proceedings of the 2007 northeastern recreation research symposium; 2007 April 15-17; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-23. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 169-173.

 


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