Business, State, Civil Society and The Role of University: In Search of a Common Platform for Collaboration

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International Seminar


In Search of a Common Platform for Collaboration

Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, 4 June 2013


Call for Paper


REFORMA, (Center for Policy and Management Studies) -Department of Public Policy and Management, Universitas Gadjah Mada in collaboration with Universite Le Havre-France invite academics, researchers, students and practitioners to present their papers.



The central premise of the twentieth century such as state vs market is obsolete. Government often finds it lacks skill, political will and the budget to get everything done while the private sector itself is often struggling to survive. Consequently, the state cannot solve all problems and neither can the private sector.

Meanwhile, the prevailing assumption of state and market collaboration was challenged by concerns in civil society. Rather than defining citizenship as a legal status, citizens nowadays take a broader view that concerns individual or collective capacity to influence the public domain. They look beyond self-interest, adopt shared values together with the public and private sectors to achieve public goals as common interests. Yet, the collaboration between state, business and civil society requires ‘social glue’ that sustains their engagement. One might argue that universities play an important role in bridging the collaboration.

Thus, it is intriguing to address the following questions:

  1. How best to combine public and private sectors to achieve public goals?
  2. How to sustain shared values and to engage civil society to achieve public goals?
  3. What are the ideals and best practices of collaboration that may involve the three stakeholders?
  4. What are the roles of universities to sustain the effective collaboration among stakeholders?


Abstract Submission

Abstract subsmission to the committee will go through peer review carried out by two institutions. Paper abstract can be submitted to


Participation Fee & Accommodation

All speakers and participants are waived from participation fee. Travel, local transport, meals, and accommodation are not arranged by organizing committees. This allows speakers and participants to arrange their accommodation which suits their budget and personal arrangement. Organizing committee will be pleased to provide accommodation information and support with bookings.


Important Dates

Acceptance of abstracts: March 26-April 26, 2014

Announcement of selected abstracts: April 30, 2014

Submission deadline for full papers: May 15, 2014


The proceedings and/or the selected papers of the seminar will be jointly published by REFORMA and Universite Le Havre.


Contact Person

Ardhi Herizarmas (Project Officer). Email:

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