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Toward Collaborative Cross-Sector Business Models for Sustainability

Pedersen, Esben Rahbek Gjerdrum, Lüdeke-Freund, Florian, Henriques, Irene, Seitanidi, M. May (2020) Toward Collaborative Cross-Sector Business Models for Sustainability. Business & Society, . ISSN 0007-6503. (doi:10.1177/0007650320959027) (KAR id:83067)


Sustainability challenges typically occur across sectoral boundaries, calling the state, market, andcivil society to action. While consensus exists on the merits of cross-sector collaboration, ourunderstanding of whether and how it can create value for various, collaborating stakeholders is still limited. This Special Issue focuses on how new combined knowledge on cross-sector collaboration and business models for sustainability can inform the academic and practitioner debates about sustainability challenges and solutions. We discuss how cross-sector collaboration can play an important role for the transition to new and potentially sustainability-driving business models given that value creation, delivery and capture of organizations are intimately related to the collaborative ties with their stakeholders. Sustainable alternatives to conventional business models tend to adopt a more holistic perspective of business by broadening the spectrum of solutions and stakeholders and, when aligned with cross-sector collaboration, can contribute new ways of addressing the wicked sustainability problems humanity faces.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/0007650320959027
Uncontrolled keywords: Collaboration, cross-sector, business models, sustainability
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Leadership and Management
Depositing User: May Seitanidi
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2020 10:55 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2022 00:06 UTC
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