ARSP Advisory Board

Annual Review of Social Partnerships

Greg Chant-Hall

A chartered environmentalist and fellow of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment with 20 years sustainability leadership experience spanning blue-chip, SME and third-sector organisations, and having worked in Europe, Asia and the Americas. As head of Sustainability at Skanska he has helped create pan-sectoral partnerships that have delivered solutions for education, health and transport, and has experience of Public Private Partnerships, Local Education Partnerships and partnerships formed through Corporate Community Investment. This includes partnerships to assist ex-offenders back into work, to help under privileged children to become high achievers and to deliver sustainability education through a sustainability supply chain school which attracted 7,000 members. He leads multi-national teams to deliver business value through risk management and enhancement, projects include the worlds greenest hospital, the USs largest public private partnership road and the UKs greenest public building.

Thomas Donaldson

The Mark O.Winkelman Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has written broadly in the area of business ethics, values, and corporate governance. He was Chairman of the Social Issues in Management Division of the Academy of Management (2007-2008) and Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Review from 2002-2007. He has consulted and lectured at many organizations, including the Business Roundtable, Goldman Sachs, the United Nations, Johnson & Johnson, KPMG, Ernst & Young, IBM, and BP.

R. Edward Freeman

University Professor, Elis and Signe Olsson Professor, Academic Director of the Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics, the Institute for Business in Society, and Senior Fellow of the Olsson Center for Applied Ethics at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. His latest book Stakeholder Theory: The State of the Art follows from Freemans award-winning book Strategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach, in which he suggests that businesses build their strategy around their relationships with key stakeholders.

Barbara Gray

Professor and Executive Programs Faculty Fellow Emerita in the Smeal College of Business at Penn State University where she was also Director of the Center for Research in Conflict and Negotiation. She has three books and over 95 articles on organizational and environmental conflict, sense making and institutional processes in collaborative partnerships published in such journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Organization Science and JABS.

Ans Kolk

A Full Professor at the University of Amsterdam Business School, the Netherlands. Her research has focused on corporate responsibility and sustainability in relation to international business firms, and their interactions with local, national, and international stakeholders. She has published numerous articles in international journals, as well as book chapters, and also books. In 2009, she received the Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer European Award (Lifetime Achievement Award).

Peter Neergaard

Professor emeritus in CSR, Copenhagen Business School. He has extensively surveyed cross-sector partnerships in a Danish context seen from the point of view of NGOs. He has been a pro bono adviser to NGOs in forming partnerships. His other research interests are communication of CSR and CSR in global supply chains.

Matthew Taylor

The Chief Executive of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) in the United Kingdom since 2006. Prior to this appointment, he was Chief Adviser on Political Strategy to the Prime Minister, and Director of the Institute for Public Policy Research between 1999 and 2003. He has extensive experience in politics, public policy and organisational leadership. He championed and helped design a major national engagement process in 2003/4 (the Big Conversation) and has long standing interest in civic interaction, social networks and citizen-centred public service reform.

Sandra Waddock

Galligan Chair of Strategy, Carroll School Scholar of Corporate Responsibility, and Professor of Management at Boston Colleges Carroll School of Management. Author of more than 100 papers and ten books, she received the 2004 Sumner Marcus Award for Distinguished Service (Social Issues in Management, Academy of Management), the 2005 Faculty Pioneer Award for External Impact (Aspen Institute), and in 2011 the David L. Bradford Outstanding Educator Award (Organizational Behavior Teaching Society).

Simon Zadek

The Senior Fellow at the Global Green Growth Institute and the International Institute for Sustainable Development, Visiting Scholar, Tsinghua School of Economics and Management, and Distinguished Senior Fellow, Academy of Business in Society. He was founder and chief executive of AccountAbility and is the author of the award winning book, The Civil Corporation, and the widely used Harvard Business Review article, Pathways to Corporate Responsibility. He has written extensively on partnerships, notably his work on collaborative governance and partnership accountability, as well as contributing practically to numerous cross-sector partnership dealing with ethical trade, internet privacy, human rights and mining, and green finance and green growth planning.
The ARSP is written for and by cross-sector social partnership academics and practitioners focusing on collaboration across nonprofit, business, and public sectors who view cross-sector social interactions as key to solving social problems such as climate change, economic inequality, poverty, biodiversity loss, and other wicked problems.

Published by CSSI academics and practitioners since 2006 the publication aims to bridge academic theory and practice with ideas about promoting the social good. The ARSP covers a wide range of subjects, from water scarcity and social innovation to collaborative governance and sustainability. Its aim is to inform, to inspire, to educate and train.

The ARSP offers new directions for research, captures and presents early PhD students' insights and observations, presents funded research projects, provides meta-data i.e. published papers into a compilation allowing researchers to familiarise with the latest work in this field and features practitioner insights.

The ARSP allows the research and practitioner communities to interact and learn from each other faster while retaining the rigour of traditional academic research.
We invite you to download all the previous issues that are provided on open access and join the NPO-BUS Partnerships Yahoo group which was established in 2005, currently with 401 academic and practioners members interested in collaboration research and practice.

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ARSP Editorial Board

Adolf Acquaye

A Lecturer in Sustainability at the Kent Business School, University of Kent in the United Kingdom. He has published on Green Supply Chain Management and on Sustainability Research in leading international journals. Dr. Acquaye is a Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report-AR5 (Chapter 10- Industry in Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change).

Verena Bitzer

A Senior Advisor at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Prior to this she spent two years at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business as a postdoctoral researcher. Her research expertise lies on business-NGO partnerships, co-innovation and sustainability standards as mechanisms to address complex sustainability challenges in global value chains. She has extensive experience in carrying out research in developing and emerging economies (e.g. Malawi, Peru, South Africa).

Jill Bogie

A PhD candidate at the University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa and holds an MPhil in Futures Studies. Her research interests include cross-sector collaboration, the sustainability agenda for business, narrative inquiry and a theoretical approach called the communicative constitution of organization (CCO), which is a process view of organizing and organization through conversation and narratives (or texts).

Amelia Clarke

An Associate Professor in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED) at the University of Waterloo, where she is also Director of the Master of Environment and Business (MEB) executiveeducation online program. Her main research focuses are related to strategies for sustainable development, and include a half million dollar team project on structuring cross-sector social partnerships to more effectively achieve local sustainability and climate action goals and other desired partner outcomes.

Domenico Dentoni

A Assistant Professor in Agribusiness Management and Strategy at Wageningen University and Principal Investigator at the Global Center for Food Systems Innovation. With funding from the Governments of Ecuador, Malaysia, Poland, Australia and the US, he leads projects on designing, managing, bridging and evaluating multi-stakeholder partnerships that stimulate systems innovation in agribusiness. He won the Best PhD Thesis 2010 award in Agricultural Economics at Michigan State University. Publications are available on his blog

David Hyatt

(D.M.) is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management at the University of Arkansass Sam M. Walton College of Business. Hyatts primary research and teaching interests concern collaboration and sustainability in global supply chains. He has recently developed a masters class on this topic and has coauthored a series of teaching cases about Walmarts sustainability journey, including two cases on multi-stakeholder collaboration for defining sustainable products, published at

Arno Kourula

A Assistant Professor of Strategy at the University of Amsterdam Business School in the Netherlands and a Docent at Aalto University in Finland. His primary research and teaching interests are cross-sector interactions and corporate responsibility. His articles have appeared in such journals as Business Ethics Quarterly, Business & Society, Energy Policy, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of World Business, and Research Policy

Jennifer S. A. Leigh

A Associate Professor of management at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY, USA. Her research addresses responsibility management education, cross-sector partnerships, and scholarship of engagement. She is an editorial board member of the Academy of Management Learning & Education (AMLE) and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Management Education (JME).

Jessica Mankowski

(M.E.S) is a Senior Advisor for Knowledge Translation Strategy with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Over the past ten years she has worked primarily in fields of environment and health to build capacity for evidence-based decision making and interest in the opportunities presented by cross-sector partnerships (CSPs). Her research has focused on the drivers and enablers of CSPs and the use of complex systems theory to explore these fascinating relationships

Julia H Diaz Ramirez

Holds a bachelors degree in computer science and a masters degree in industrial engineering. She is currently a Ph.D student of Management at Universidad de los Andes in Colombia. Her research examines the reasons of small businesses to collaborate with non-profit organizations. She has worked in the public sector in education and also in e-government.

Cheryl Martens

A Senior Lecturer in the Media School at Bournemouth University, Corporate and Marketing Communications Group. Cheryl is currently based in Quito, Ecuador, where she is Head of Research at University of the Americas. She has researched and published in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility and cross-sector Social Partnerships, and has recently co-edited The International Political Economy of Communication: Media and Power in South America (Palgrave MacMillan) with Robert McChesney and Ernesto Vivares.

Lucian J. Hudson

The Director of Communications, The Open University (OU). He has held top communications posts in four UK government departments, including Director of Communication, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and Director of e-Communications, Cabinet Office. Before joining the OU, Lucian advised government, business and NGOs, and was a senior executive and television journalist with the BBC and ITV for 17 years. His research into cross-sector collaboration is regularly published in academic journals and handbooks.

M. May Seitanidi

(FRSA) A Associate Professor of Strategy at Kent Business School, University of Kent, Visiting Fellow at the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ICCSR) at Nottingham University Business School, and Visiting Professor at LUISS Business School, Rome. She has published extensively on CSSPs in academic journals as well as popular press. Her work for over 20 years, as a practitioner and academic, focused on all types of cross-sector social interactions, previously on philanthropy and socio-sponsorship and for the last years on social partnerships.

Sallla Laasonen

A Assistant Professor at Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) at Erasmus University, the Netherlands. Before starting at RSM, she was a visiting scholar at Stanford University, USA, and a postdoctoral researcher at Turku School of Economics at the University of Turku, Finland. Her research interests focus on corporate responsibility, cross-sector interactions, and stakeholder participation processes. Her work has been published in Journal of Business Ethics, Business & Society, and Corporate Governance.

Ozgu Karakulak

A PhD student at the University of Geneva, Switzerland and works as a research and teaching assistant. Her research focuses on the tensions and the change process at the Cross-Sector Social Partnerships. She holds a BA degree in economics, MA degrees in Development Studies and Management Science. Previously she worked for several NGOs.

Jose Carlos

A PhD Candidate (Strategy and Organization) at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University. His thesis (in progress) examines the competitive and collaborative organizational field dynamics of private regulatory governance in global industries. Prior to pursuing a PhD, he was a researcher at the UN Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) and held various management positions within the IT and aviation industries.

Adriane Macdonald

A Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Management at the University of Lethbridge. Her research focus is on multi-organization cross-sector social partnerships designed to implement community sustainability plans. As an instructor, Adriane has taught courses that focus on topics related to environment, business, CSR and strategy. Outside of academia, Adriane has worked as a consultant for a design firm and as a business analyst for the Government of Canada

Adriana Reynaga

Holds a PhD in Political and Social Sciences at National University of Mexico (UNAM). She is Associate Professor of Strategic Communication at Instituto Tecnolgico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), both in Mexico City. She has focused her research in communication network formation between sectors through different forms of institutional agreements and also in the role that social capital plays to promote cross-sector partnerships.

Stella Pfisterer

A Research Associate at the Partnerships Resource Centre (PrC), Rotterdam School of Management at the Erasmus University, the Netherlands. She is currently working on her PhD thesis on the governance of cross-sector partnerships in international development cooperation. Next to conducting research, Stella has developed a series of executive training modules on partnership management, commissioned by various organizations, amongst others, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.

Lea Stadtler

Currently works as Research Fellow at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Her dissertation focused on designing public-private partnerships for development and has received the SIM Best Dissertation Award and the SNIS Thesis Award 2013. In her recent research, Lea explores cross-sector interaction in the light of coopetition, paradox management, and institutional change. Lea also received the 2012 EFMD Case Writing Award and teaches courses on change management and cross-sector partnerships.

Lamberto Zollo

A second year PhD Student in Management and Business Administration at the University of Florence, Pisa and Siena (Italy) and he has just finished a visiting period at Kent Business School (UK). His research interests are in management, strategy, CSR, business ethics and cross-sector social partnerships in the healthcare field. Outside of academia, he currently works as an intern at a certified public accountant studio in Florence.

Celebrating Cross-Sector Inspiration

Celebrating the 10th ARSP issue was a great opportunity to honor those who have inspired the international community with their theories and practice. Having established the ARSP International Thought, Practice & Thexis Honors List aimed to develop cross-sector awareness, encourage deeper appreciation of past initatives, and stimulate further interactions among practice and research in CSSPs.
With the support of our distribution partners we invited nominations via an online survey from all over the world, aiming to capture not only the pioneers' names, but also how they inspired cross-sector research and practice. Congratulations to all 28 nominees, presented below in the right hand column.

We asked: How did the person you nominate provided inspiration for your research or practice? Please give a clear example of how you used a framework/ concept from research or how a
CSSP inspired your research or practice. Academics and practitioners from 13 countries (see Figure 1, next page) submitted their responses nominating 28 inspirational academics and practitioners. The nominations were limited to two nominees per respondent and ranged from fleet ‘name-dropping’ to more elaborate comments and impact stories which we present below. The selection of impact stories included here was based on how best they capture the link between outputs, outcomes, and impact. Based in the committee's interpretation of these impact stories we assigned the titles 'Thought Leader,' 'Practice Leader,' and 'Thexis Leader' to the the nominees. All impact stories will be made available on the ARSP Facebook page.
One of the aspects that we are particularly pleased to present is how theory has inspired practice and how practice inspired theory development. For example, a survey respondent explained in his nomination of Darian Stibbe, Executive Director at The Partnering Initiative: “Darian is steeped in partnership theory and practice. His depth of knowledge inspires you to go beyond what you thought possible. He knows about so many examples of cross-sector partnership that it's often very helpful as you develop your practice. For example, when I was working as a partnership broker with a multi-national company, I was able to draw on his expertise to identify tools and examples that helped them resolve what was thought to be a fatal barrier to making the partnership succeed.” Anonymous We are grateful for all the responses we received in this first attempt to celebrate the impact of CSSP theory and practice. We hope that in the future we will bring you more impact stories that inspire theoretically informed practice and practice oriented theory. The 28 nominees and many other people have paved the way forward and remind us that we all need to become thought and practice leaders in our local communities and contribute globally. On behalf of the ARSP International Thought, Practice & Thexis Honors List Committee.

Congratulations to all 28 nominees!
2015 ARSP Thought, Practice & Thexis Honors list
Presented in alphabetical order

former Secretary-General of the United Nations, US.


Executive Director and Founder, MTV Staying Alive Foundation, UK.


Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus, Harvard Kennedy School, US.


Professor of Sustainability Leadership and Founder of the Institute for Leadership and Sustainability at the University of Cumbria, UK.


Senior Research Fellow, Hauser Institute for Nonprofit Organizations, Harvard Kennedy School, US.


Founder and Executive Director, Accenture Development Partnerships, Switzerland.


George R. Gardiner Professor of Business Ethics and Director of the Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada.


Deputy Director, Private Fundraising & Partnerships, UNICEF, Switzerland


Honorary Professor at Maastricht University and Emeritus Professor of Environmental Studies, Policy, and Management at the Utrecht University and the Dutch Open Universiteit, the Netherlands


Director, Civic Innovation at Civic Consulting USA , US.


Professor Emeritus of Organizational Behavior, Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University , US


Professor, Executive Director of the Applied Sustainability Center, University of Arkansasg>, US.


Professor,University of Amsterdam Business School, the Netherlands.


Independent Consultant, exco2, Canada.


Senior Fellow and Director of Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School, US.


Professor of Public Management and Policy, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service,New York University, US


Head of the Centre for the Global Agenda, Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum, Switzerland.


Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, Switzerland.


Senior Lecturer in Strategy, Kent Business School, UK.


Research Fellow,University of Geneva , Switzerland.


Executive Director, The Partnering Initiative, UK.


Partnership Specialist, Author, Trainer, Mentor, Founder / Development Director - Partnership Brokers Association, UK


Professor of Organizational Theory and Business Ethics, Pontifical University Catholic of Minas Gerais - Belo Horizonte, Brazil.


Former Deputy Director and Senior Research Associate, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, Switzerland.


Principal of NetworkingAction, Founder of the GOLDEN Ecosystems Labs, founding Executive Director of Global Action Network Net (GAN-Net) and Leadership for Change, Boston College, US.


Galligan Chair of Strategy, Carroll School Scholar of Corporate Responsibility, and Professor of Management in the Carroll School of Management at Boston College , US.


Professor of Technology and Operations Management, The Henry Ford Chaired Professor of Manufacturing INSEAD , and Director, INSEAD Humanitarian Research Group, France.


JW McConnell Chair in Social Innovation at the University of Waterloo and Leader of the Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience, Canada.

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