OJBM  Vol.1 No.2 , July 2013
Partnership Evaluation in Local Authorities in Spain
The current work aims to evaluate the partnerships of various local authorities in Spain. The work considers a number of theoretical approaches to partnership, and reports the results of a survey investigating the state of the partnerships that various local authorities have participated in to help improve training and access to the labour market for the unemployed. Descriptive statistical analysis was used to evaluate these partnerships. The main findings indicate that the main partner, the driving force behind the partnership, makes a more positive evaluation of the partnership than the minor partners, and that the partnership dimensions that are most valued and hence contribute most to the success of the partnership are Promotion of the involvement of collaborators and relevant outside institutions, and Basic elements and realism of the partnership, while the dimensions that are least valued are Emergence of a work network, and Evaluation and learning. We also find that satisfaction with the partnership is conditioned by the intensity of the collaboration.

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Matías-Reche, F. , García-Morales, V. and Senise-Barrio, M. (2013) Partnership Evaluation in Local Authorities in Spain. Open Journal of Business and Management, 1, 18-29. doi: 10.4236/ojbm.2013.12004.
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