The Handbook of Collaborative Management Research makes two major contributions to the field: 1. It captures and discusses alternative approaches and areas for cooperation between the academy and industry in the field of organization and management studies, and highlights important experiences and possibilities from recent collaborative research efforts. 2. The Handbook offers empirically based studies undertaken in boundary-spanning knowledge creation projects. The Handbook of Management Research is unique and explicitly aimed at being both a handbook on methodology and a handbook offering research findings and learning from truly collaborative research activities. The editors have brought together the world's leading authorities to: map out the territory, reflect comprehensively on the main theoretical, methodological and empirical developments that have occurred in the field since its inception, draw out important practical implications, and provide clear direction to where the field might move next.