Collective impact is a popular form of collaboration in which partners representing different sectors rally around a common goal, such as improving educational outcomes. However, despite the popularity of these approaches, the collective impact structure has not been validated as a strategy for achieving outcomes. This research builds on current and proposed NNSI research by exploring the role of social networks in diffusing information about – and making progress towards – a common goal. This research proposes a comparative case study of social networks to explore whether the presence of a common goal makes a difference for its residents.
|Effective start/end date||8/15/16 → 8/14/20|
- Army Research Office (W911NF-16-1-0464)