Session 43
Tuesday, 9 November 2004
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre - Room 304
Theorizing Public-Private Partnerships
Since the 1992 Rio Summit, the business community and public organizations are recognizing the potential benefits of public-private partnerships for furthering the Millennium Development Goals while having a positive impact on business. Partnerships have become more common as corporations react to pressure from corporate stakeholders on the responsible nature of their business practices. The corporate awakening towards a broader role of business in society has led many to question the factors that motivate corporations to pursue partnerships. The authors will examine the underlying drivers of corporate organizational behaviour, and will discuss the challenges of understanding why corporations embrace such partnerships.
Chair:Robert C Bailey, The University of Western Ontario
3:30 PM Corporate Awakening why (some) corporations embrace public-private partnerships
Julie LaFrance1 and Martin Lehmann2, (1)International Finance Corporation, USA; (2)Aalborg University, Denmark
3:40 PM Critical Mass for Partnership Collaboration
Monica Macquet, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
3:50 PM Partnerships for CSR; Dream wish or Necessity?
Theo De Bruijn and Andre Nijhof, University of Twente, Netherlands

Technical Program

The 12th International Conference of the Greening of Industry Network - Partnerships for Sustainable Development November 7-10, 2004