Dr. Iteke van Hillen

Iteke works as a researcher at the professorship of entrepreneurship and is involved in two projects: Mind the Gap and CONESU. In Mind the Gap she focuses on the entrepreneurial role of researchers in collaborative research projects. In CONESU, she studies the role of network orchestrators in sustainability transitions. Iteke’s research interests include cross-sector collaboration, convening and sustainability.

In Mind the Gap, Iteke works closely with two Centers of Expertise at AUAS: Urban Technology and Urban Governance & Social Innovation. CONESU is a collaborative project with AMSIB.


(Collaborative) Business Models – Social Entrepreneurship


Mind the Gap



Scientific Publications

  • van Hille, I., de Bakker, F. G., Ferguson, J. E., & Groenewegen, P. (2019). Navigating tensions in a cross‐sector social partnership: H ow a convener drives change for sustainability. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 26(2), 317-329.
  • van Hille, I., de Bakker, F. G., Ferguson, J. E., & Groenewegen, P. (2020). Cross-sector partnerships for sustainability: How mission-driven conveners drive change in national coffee platforms. Sustainability, 12(7), 2846.
  • van Hille, I., de Bakker, F. G., Groenewegen, P., & Ferguson, J. E. (2019). Strategizing nature in cross-sector partnerships: Can plantation revitalization enable living wages? Forthcoming in Organization & Environment.

Professional Publications

  • van Hille, I. (2018). Collaborating for our future: Although the most promising, not the easiest road ahead. Annual Review of Social Partnerships. ARSP_13.pdf (routledge.com)
  • van Hille, I. (2016). National coffee platforms. Public / private alignment for a sustainable coffee sector. Public-private alignment in origin countries accelerates sustainability in coffee | Global Coffee Platform


Cross-Sector Social Interactions Symposium, 2020

Academy of Management Meeting, 2019

Business & Society Research Seminar, 2019

European Group of Organization Studies, 2018

IABS Conference, 2017

Contact details

E-mail: i.van.hille@hva.nl

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ivanhille/

Researchgate: Iteke VAN HILLE | Researcher | Urban Technology (researchgate.net)

Phone: +31 (0)6 42825038

Published by  Entrepreneurship 2 March 2023