About the Conference

On June 10-12 2018, Copenhagen Business School (CBS) will host the 6th biennial International Symposium on Cross-Sector Social Interactions (CSSI 2018). The event will bring together researchers and practitioners to understand how business, government, and civil society can interact to better address societal challenges such as climate change, immigration , social exclusion, and poverty. The event is a meeting point for the fast-growing research community on cross-sector interaction and collaboration.

The theme of CSSI 2018 will be “Collaborative Societal Governance: Orchestrating Cross-Sector Social Partnerships for Social Welfare.” At the event, academics and practitioners will present and discuss new and innovative ideas for organizing and managing cross-sector collaboration. Emphasis is on current and future approaches, systems and tools for governing cross-sector collaboration and their societal impacts.

Pre-Event: CSSI Doctoral Consortium

June 10, 2018

The Doctoral Consortium organizes young scholars which are interested in cross-sector partnerships, collaboration, and networks promoting the social good. The workshop will provide an opportunity for doctoral students engage with other scholars interested in CSSI and learn from faculty mentors who have been researching, teaching, and publishing on CSSI topics.

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Important dates

May 30, 2018 Deadline for full papers (optional) for authors who would like to be considered for the Routledge Best Paper Award and/or the manuscript development workshop.
  • Routledge Best Paper Award
    As in previous years, papers submitted to the Symposium will be eligible for the Routledge Best Paper Award in Social Partnership, comprising a certificate to the recipient and a voucher for £100 books published by Taylor & Francis Group.
June 10, 2018 Doctoral Consortium, Copenhagen, Denmark
June 11-12, 2018 CSSI 2018 Symposium, Copenhagen, Denmark
December 1, 2018 Deadline for submissions of papers to Special Issue in Business & Society: Collaborative Cross-Sector Business Models for Sustainability

Conference venues


Programme and agenda Conference Day 1 & 2.

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Speakers will be announced here as they are confirmed.

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Organization, sponsors & partners and The CSSI Network.

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Admission fee and Accommodation.

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