Dear colleagues,We are inviting you to participate in the synchronous live symposium that Angela Aristidou (U. College London), Santi Furnari (City U. of London), and I are organizing at the upcoming AOM: "Cross Sectoral Partnerships for Social Impact: Synergetic interactions in and around partnerships" scheduled on Saturday, 31st July 10:30 - 12:00 EDT /16:30 – 18:00 CEST
The lead faculty involved as discussants in our symposium includes Johanna Mair (Hertie School), Jean-Francois Harvey (HEC Montreal), Barbara Gray (The Pennsylvania State U.), and Jill Purdy (U. of Washington, Tacoma).
Cross-sectoral partnerships have been highlighted as a key mechanism to deliver the promise of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and are acknowledged to play a crucial role in addressing complex and grand societal challenges. This Symposium contributes to the growing knowledge of cross-sectoral partnerships by focusing on the role of synergistic interactions in and around a focal cross-sectoral partnership. As most research on cross-sectoral partnerships has focused on a focal partnership, less attention has been devoted to the role of synergistic interactions - defined as the interactions with additional actors (partner or broker) that produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects, in and around a focal cross-sectoral partnership. Understanding the role of synergies in realizing, sustaining and even scaling cross-sectoral partnerships, going beyond a focal partnership, is important from both theoretical and practical standpoints. This Symposium fosters research and debate around these issues, showcasing pioneering empirical studies that shed light on how these synergies help realize, sustain and even scale cross-sectoral partnerships (CSPs) for social impact.
We look forward to e-meeting you all soon!Angela, Santi, and MohamadPs: Apologies for the cross-posting