Matthew Isbell

Matthew Isbell

Matthew Isbell is a professor at Boise State University. His research interests are in collaboration, nonprofit organisations, and health program implementation. As an applied scholar, Dr. Isbell works with many at-risk populations around the topics of nutrition and infant development. He has worked with the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) programme in both Texas and New Hampshire. His work has been published in many top journals. He is the co-author of Interorganisational Collaboration: Complexity, Ethics, and Communication. Dr. Isbell teaches classes on non-profit organisations, inter-organisational collaboration and organisational communication.

Flat hierarchies, redefined leadership models and wicked problems: business partnerships face several challenges when working together. What’s needed is a new language of collaboration. 

Is it possible that today we are operating in a new economy, one in which collaboration is inevitable? We believe there are three trends that foster the momentum leading to collaboration among organisations from for-profit, not-profit, and...