Journal of Management Studies Special Issue on “Public‐Private Collaboration, Hybrid Organizational Design and Social Value”

Submission deadline: 31 May 2015

The spectrum of potential themes covered in the Special Issue includes the emergence and performance of novel boundary spanning organizational arrangements and structures between public and private sectors, such as public private partnerships (PPPs), cross‐sector collaborative arrangements and social ventures, and their implications in terms of private as well as, critically, social or public value. The Special Issue  represents a genuine invitation to address more rigorously the nature of ties and organizational forms emerging from the interplay between NGOs, public agencies, governments, private firms and funding institutions. It also invites scholars to shed light on important mechanisms and dynamics able to influence policy conclusions, effective delivery of public or social services, and governance mechanisms.

A list of potential topics that are suitable for this Special Issue includes (but is not limited to) the following:
- Public‐private partnerships and contractual ties,
- Social value, its creation and appropriation,
- Governance of multi‐layer and multi‐actor relationships in public‐private context,
- Public‐private interactions: organizational resources, public and private capabilities and learning,
- Innovative organizational design,
- Social and/or public entrepreneurship,
- Social value and new organizational forms.

All papers will be reviewed following the JMS double‐blind review process. The deadline for submitting the papers is May 31st, 2015 by midnight or 24.00 (GMT zone).

The papers should be submitted by email to the guest editors using the following address:

All papers should be prepared and formatted following the standard JMS Editorial guidelines
For inquiries related to submission opportunities and other questions related to the Special Issue, please contact Bertrand V. Quélin, Ilze Kivleniece or Sergio Lazzarini.

Back to Articles list

News & Events


How Can Impact Investment Satisfy both Societal and Business (...)

2018 has seen renewed interest in impact investment and its potential for growth in expanding the (...)


Les cadres demandent plus d’actions pour réduire l’empreinte (...)

Alors que l’actualité fait la part belle à la hausse des prix des carburants, symbole pour beaucoup (...)


HEC Paris Students Grapple with Climate Change

On November 7, HEC Students for Sustainability welcomed guest speaker Darius Seiller for its (...)

Call for papers

Appel à propositions - Colloque Politiques et Management Public

15 November 2018

Cet appel à propositions émanant du Colloque annuel de la revue "Politiques et Management (...)

Student posts

Book Review: bolo'bolo: a utopian perspective

Review by Prunelle Bonnard 1 December 2017

What if our civilization were to collapse five years from now? What if money were to become (...)