Inter-Organizational Collaboration: partnerships, alliances and networks

This Special Interest Group is a network of academics whose interests revolve around the theory and practice of the many manifestations of collaborative working – alliances, joint ventures, networks and strategic partnerships.

The group includes researchers whose work is positioned at local, national and international levels, and it embraces people who are situated in public, private and mixed sector contexts. Academics involved in this group have a variety of disciplinary backgrounds and contribute at both empirical and theoretical levels.


  • Facilitate networking amongst members and with industries, government bodies and communities
  • Facilitate growth of the subject area
  • Organise a stream at each BAM Conference
  • Arrange a series of workshops and events at different universities over a year involving members and non-members

SIG Committee Members

SIG Co-Chair - Dr Sanne Bor

SIG Co-Chair - Dr Elizabeth Alexander

Treasurer, PhD Representative - Thierry Fausten 

PhD Representative - Tamara Mulherin 


  • Prof Albert Jolink
  • Dr Colin Pilbeam
  • Prof. Steve Cropper
  • Akash Puranik
  • Caroline Bishop
  • Dr Carol Jacklin-Jarvis
  • Dr Edward Thompson
  • Dr Swetketu Patnaik
  • Prof Qile He