We welcome academic abstracts and practitioner case studies.

You can submit to the 'open track' or one of 10 Special tracks/panels

Special Panels 

Partnerships & Poverty

Assembling and Sustaining Place-Based Approaches to Addressing Poverty 

Panel chairs: Prof Morven McEachern and Dr Caroline Moraes

Partnerships & Social Entreprise

Partnerships and Social Enterprise: Exploring the relationships between Purpose, Practices, Policy and Place in the Social Partnership ecosystem. Co-Chairs: Dr Briga Hynes,  and Dr. Omar Al-Tabbaa

Partnerships & Organizational networks

Co-Chairs: Anne Quarshie, Laura Albareda, Lea Stadtler

Partnerships & Evaluation

The promises and perils of theory-based evaluations for cross-sector partnerships.

Panel chairs: Marijn Faling, Greetje Schouten, Sietze Vellema

Partnerships & Creative Places

Cross Sector Social Interactions in creative places (C-CSSI): mis-placement, dis-placement, re- placement. Co-Chairs: Dr Philippe Mairesse and Dr Catherine Morel

Partnershios & PRME

Cross-sector partnerships: Integrating and scaling RME and ERS practices

Prof Jennifer Leigh, 

Dr Jill Bogie, 

Prof Sheila Killian, & Prof Carole Parkes,

Partnerships & the SDGs

Partnering for the Sustainable Development Goals: dealing with the Nexus challenge

Chair: Prof. dr. Rob van Tulder

Partnerships & Frugal Innovation

Track co-chairs Greetje Schouten, Winfred Onyas, Peter Knorringa, 

Partnerships & Wicked Problems

Professors Art Dewulf, 

Domenico Dentoni, 

Rob Lubberink 

Partnerships & Smart Cities

Professor Eoin Reeves, University of Limerick

Doctoral Consortium

24th June 2020 (1pm-5pm followed by dinner)

We are very please to announce that Dr Oana Branzei, Associate Professor and Director, Sustainability Certificate Program Donald F. Hunter Professor of International Business, will led the Doctoral Consortium @ CSSI 2020. The consortium is aimed at offering a supportive and developmental atmosphere for PhD scholars in the field of cross sector partnering to develop their research, but also the opportunity to develop as a professional and teacher in the areas of CSP, CSR and responsible management education.


We are in the process of securing funding to support scholarships and fee waivers for overseas and some domestic students. Further details on these will follow.

Journal of Business Ethics Special Issue Panel

24th June 2020 (9.30am-12.30pm)

details to follow

Day 1:

25th June 2020


The first day of the main conference will be an exciting mix of key note talks, panel discussions and will include delegate parallel sessions also. This part of the event gives us an opportunity to consider the current issues in cross sector partnering and allow academics and practitioners the opportunity to discuss and develop their knowledge collaboratively. The day will conclude with a drinks reception and conference dinner (details to follow shortly).

Day 2:

26th June 2020

The second day of the main conference will start with an exciting key note talk (details to follow), followed by a series of parallel track sessions. We will conclude the day with a plenary talk, and awards for best paper.

Day 3:

27th June 2020 (optional)

On the Saturday after the conference we will be organizing a fun and informative day on the Wild Atlantic Way, taking in the Burren Food Trail and learning about how small businesses are making sustainability the core of what they do and using partnerships in the achievement of this.

An additional fee to cover basic costs will apply to those joining us on this cultural event.

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Academic Enquiries: CSSI2020@ul.ie

Registration, Accommodation, VISA Support Letters: registrationCSSI2020@ul.ie

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