4 day online programme 23rd-26th June

Over the course of the next month we will be reconfiguring the planned programme to suit the online/virtual setting. We will post details as soon as we can. In the mean time, the conference will still include:

  • A focused Doctoral Programme

  • JBE Special Issue panel

  • A focused/themed set of presentations on Partnerships and Place

  • A series of parallel track sessions on Cross Sector Social Interaction

  • Open track sessions alongside programme of special panels


The Doctoral Consortium

The CSSI 2020 Doctoral/Early Career Consortium (D/ECC) is chaired by Dr Oana Branzei, Associate Professor and Director, Sustainability Certificate Program Donald F. Hunter Professor of International Business and Dr Annmarie Ryan, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick.  The consortium is aimed at offering a supportive and developmental atmosphere for PhD, and early career scholars in the field of cross sector partnering to develop their research. In line with this year's symposium theme we will be interested in hearing from scholars advancing the notion of place based theorising on cross sector partnering, and also those that aim to advance the SDG agenda and the role of partnerships in that regard.



The CSSI 2020 D/ECC will be held Wednesday, June 24th from 12:30 to 5:30pm followed by a social event for PhD/ECs and faculty members (final agenda is subject to change).


The CSSI faculty members that will be there to exchange ideas include:

  • Rob van Tulder, Professor, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

  • James Austin, Professor, Eliot I. Snider and Family Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus, Harvard University, US

  • M. May Seitanidi (FRSA), Ph.D. Reader in Strategy, Kent Business School, University of Kent, UK  

  • Lea Stadtler, Associate Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management, France

  • Jill Purdy, Professor of Management, Milgard School of Business, South Africa

  • Arno Kourula, Associate Professor, Co-director of the Sustainability Initiative, International Strategy & Marketing, Amsterdam Business School, University of Amsterdam

  • Amelia Clarke, Associate Dean of Research, Faculty of Environment, Associate Professor, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development, University of Waterloo

  • Silvia Dorado-Banacloche, Associate Professor, The University of Rhode Island

  • Domenico Dentoni, Associate Professor, Business Management & Organisation Group, Wageningen University & Research

  • Paula Ungureanu, Senior Assistant Professor Department of Sciences and Methods for Engineering (DISMI) University of Modena and Reggio Emilia


Partnerships & Smart Cities

Professor Eoin Reeves, University of Limerick

Partnerships & Poverty

Assembling and Sustaining Place-Based Approaches to Addressing Poverty 

Panel chairs: Prof Morven McEachern and Dr Caroline Moraes

Partnerships & Frugal Innovation

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

Partnerships & the SDGs

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

Chair: Prof. dr. Rob van Tulder

Partnerships & Evaluation

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

Panel chairs: Marijn Faling, Greetje Schouten, Sietze Vellema

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 & Wicked Problems

Professors Art Dewulf, 

Domenico Dentoni, 

Rob Lubberink 

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 & 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

Partnerships & Organizational networks

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

CSSI 2020 Special Panel Programme


Academic Enquiries: CSSI2020@ul.ie

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

CSSI 2020