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Multi-stakeholder partnerships: a catalyst to achieve sustainable development goals

Gabriel Eweje (School of Management, Massey Business School, Massey University, Auckland Campus, Auckland, New Zealand)
Aymen Sajjad (School of Management, Massey Business School, Massey University, Auckland Campus, Auckland, New Zealand)
Shobod Deba Nath (Faculty of Business Studies, Department of International Business, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Kazunori Kobayashi (School of Management, Massey Business School, Massey University, Palmerston North Campus, Palmerston North, New Zealand)

Marketing Intelligence & Planning

ISSN: 0263-4503

Article publication date: 15 July 2020

Issue publication date: 8 March 2021

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to critically examine the concept of multi-stakeholder partnerships in relation to the United Nations' sustainable development goals and propose a renewed multi-stakeholder partnerships framework that enables the implementation of the sustainable development goals.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper employs an integrative review methodology to assess, critique and synthesize the extant literature on the multi-stakeholder partnerships and sustainable development goals.

Findings

We propose a conceptual framework of multi-stakeholder partnerships to support the sustainable development goals implementation. Thus, this paper contributes to the conceptual understanding of the multi-stakeholder partnerships mechanism that enhances the sustainable development goals implementation.

Research limitations/implications

We propose a conceptual framework of multi-stakeholder partnerships to support the sustainable development goals implementation. Thus, this paper contributes to the conceptual understanding of the multi-stakeholder partnerships mechanism that enhances the sustainable development goals implementation.

Originality/value

We contend that this is one of the few early papers that contributes to the conceptual development of a collaborative multi-stakeholder partnerships paradigm by which such partnerships are formed and institutionalized among multiple interacting sectors to achieve the sustainable development goals.

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Acknowledgements

Conflict of Interest: The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest.

Citation

Eweje, G., Sajjad, A., Nath, S.D. and Kobayashi, K. (2021), "Multi-stakeholder partnerships: a catalyst to achieve sustainable development goals", Marketing Intelligence & Planning, Vol. 39 No. 2, pp. 186-212. https://doi.org/10.1108/MIP-04-2020-0135

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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