Written by three faculty members involved in community-university partnerships, this paper is a comparative analysis of three partnerships located in the same community but with varying characteristics. More specifically, the study focuses on the variation among different university and community stakeholders and examines how relative power, legitimacy, and urgency of each stakeholder determines the importance of each “stake”. The paper suggests that the stakeholder theory should be applied to the field of community-university partnerships to develop a deeper understanding of the processes that that influence the sustainability and success of partnerships.

Boyle, M.E., Ross, L., & Stephens, J.C. (2011). Who has a stake? How stakeholder processes influence partnership sustainability. Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement, 4, 100-118. Full Text.