Center for Organization Research and Design


The Center for Organization Research and Design (CORD) promotes, supports and conducts fundamental research on public, nonprofit, and hybrid organizations and their design, focusing particularly, though not exclusively, on knowledge-based and science intensive-organizations. CORD performs research on governmental organizations but typically in the context of public-private relations and partnerships, sector blurring, dimensional publicness, and nonprofit and third sector interactions. CORD strives to integrate its organization and management work with public policy theory, research and practical policy advice. While CORD has no formal curricular or degree component, a major element of its mission is to serve as a training site and a research resource for postdoctoral researchers, graduate and undergraduate students from the variety of academic disciplines.



The Center for Organization Research and Design (CORD) is an interdisciplinary unit of the College of Public Programs at Arizona State University.  Though centered at a major U.S. university, CORD is cross-national in focus and includes participants and affiliates from many nations... read more



CORD produces, disseminates and supports research on sector blurring, hybrid, nonprofit, and public-private organizational partnerships, in the domain of knowledge-or technology-intensive organizations. Here we provide a list of current projects, working papers, references and publications. read more