3rd International Symposium on Cross Sector Social Interactions



Cross sector partnerships are one of the most exciting areas to be engaged in for researchers as well as practitioners. Partnerships that bridge different sectors (public, profit, non-profit) are thriving around the world. Austin (2000) labels these alliances as the collaborative paradigm of the 21st century. Cross sector social partnerships are employed as collaborative strategies to address social problems that tend to be complex (wicked), but also as strategies that enhance the effectiveness of organisational objectives.

There remain great analytical and methodological difficulties in assessing the impact and effectiveness of partnerships. As cross sector social interactions intensify, the need for impact assessment will increase rapidly. The 3rd International Symposium on Cross Sector Social Interactions (CSSI) takes stock of these issues and tries to stimulate scholars and practitioners to develop not only knowledge and concepts, but also tools and methods.

The symposium intends to bring together researchers as well as practitioners in a two days encounter in which not only invited speakers can present their latest research but also interactive sessions are organised in which scholars, practitioners and PhD students can meet. The size of the symposium is modest; approximately 40 papers will be presented with a total of 60-80 participants. Leading actors in the field of NGO’s, leading authors from the academics and leading firms of  the Netherlands will discuss the impact of partnerships together.

The symposium welcomes academic and practitioner research on the symposium topic in the form of papers and posters. The best papers will be candidates for inclusion in a special symposium issue of the Journal of Business Ethics and/or a book on the symposium’s topic.

The conference fee (excluding travel and hotel) is set at 150 euros. The fee for (PhD) students is 100 euro.
Registration and information:  www.symposiumPrC2012.org


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Prof.dr. Rob van Tulder