Contribution opportunity (book chapter)

The next two books in the Developments in Corporate Governance and Responsibility book series are in course of preparation. We still have vacancies for chapters in future books. So if you are interested in contributing send an email to Prof. Dr. David Crowther at davideacrowther@gmail.com

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Call for contributions: 15th International Conference on CSR and 6th Org. Gov. Conference

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Deadline extended: Call for chapters Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance in Ibero-America: Concepts, perspectives, and future trends

CALL FOR CHAPTERS

Chapter proposals due: November 30, 2015

Full chapters due: June 15, 2016

Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance in Ibero-America: Concepts, perspectives, and future trends

Edited by:

Lina M. Gómez, Universidad del Este, Puerto Rico

Lucely Vargas-Preciado, Johannes Kepler Universitat, Austria

David Crowther, De Montfort University, UK

Publisher:

Emerald Publishing Group

Book series in Developments in Corporate Governance and Responsibility

 RATIONALE

The practice of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been growing in attention, importance, significance, and acceptance in the last decades, not only in the corporate world but academia as well.  CSR has been included in multiple debates, comments, theories, studies and research around the world. In spite of this CSR awareness among different sectors, still there is not a shared definition of what CSR should be and include (Ihlen et al., 2011; Crowther & Aras, 2008; Dahlsrud, 2008; Garriga & Melé, 2004). In fact, CSR could mean different things to different people in different scenarios, eras, and regions (Pedersen, 2006). However, CSR is strongly view as a responsible management of economic, social, and environmental resources, that could affect (positively and negatively) the quality of life of different groups of stakeholders, and could also increase or decrease the creation of value for shareholders.  Moreover, thanks to social media and new communication technologies, society, consumers, employees, ONGs, and higher educational institutions are claiming more transparency and responsibility towards corporations.  Today there is more awareness regarding the importance of CSR practices that can benefit society and environment (Du et al., 2010; Schneider, Stieglitz & Lattemann, 2007).

In the last decade, Ibero-America (including Brazil, Portugal, and Spain), has growth in economic terms, and corporate responsible practices have play a key role. A CSR approach in community-based experience has emerged in the last years in this region. This is due to the support of multilateral agencies (Gutiérrez & Jones, 2004) that have served as a link between government, private sector and society (Calderón, 2011).  However, there are still many inequalities in this region. Therefore, this edited book will focus on how CSR and Corporate Governance in Ibero-America have been employed, analyzed, and examined in different sectors and scenarios (companies, NGOs, higher educational institutions, government) from theoretical (theory development), conceptual, methodological, and empirical approaches. Submissions that are from an empirical approach must be cross-country studies or studies that analyze multiple projects from different sectors within a country. This is because most research in CSR in Latin America has been focused on studying specific initiatives or experiences in a particular country.

Some questions that can guide contributions and could serve as reflection for contributors on possible topics could include:

-How CSR in Ibero-America can be moved forward?

-What present and future trends in CSR and Corporate Governance are presented in Ibero-America?

-How the complex relationship between business and society in Ibero-America can help to advance the practice of CSR?

-How CSR in Ibero-America can be structured to promote compliance and therefore CSR efforts could be translate in actual results?

-Which are the views and input of different groups of stakeholders regarding CSR efforts in Ibero-America?

-What and how CSR is communicated in Ibero-America?

-What are the practical challenges of CSR practices and efforts in Ibero-America? How these can serve as opportunities for promoting creative and engaging responsible practices?

We accept contributions from academics, researchers, and practitioners from a variety of academic disciplines, such as (but not limited to): business management, finance, communication, economics, political science, psychology, cultural studies, health, law, and sociology.

The editors welcome chapters from theoretical, conceptual, and empirical approaches. Empirical studies should be based on quantitative and/or qualitative methods, including case of studies and best practices, particularly of cross-country studies.  Literature review papers are also welcome. Contributions must be in English.  We seek papers that address different aspects of CSR, Sustainability, Governance and Performance, among others; which could cover the following topics focused on Ibero-America (but not limited to):

  1. Corporate Social Responsibility (internal and external practices)
  2. Corporate Governance, policy private, and public sector
  3. Environmental issues
  4. Societal issues
  5. Corporate reporting
  6. Corporate engagement and education
  7. Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance:  Non-Financial and Financial Performance
  8. Sustainability
  9. Employee development and labor practices
  10. CSR strategy,  society, customers and suppliers
  11. Business ethics, social accounting  and governance
  12. CSR-Sustainability management
  13. CSR communication

Submission process

Authors are invited to submit, on or before November 30, 2015, a proposal (an abstract of 300-600 words) that clearly explains the purpose of the work proposed, methodology, expected results, and implications.  Proposals should be submitted via e-mail in a PDF attachment to lmgomez@suagm.edu. The first page of the proposal should include the title of the proposed chapter, authors’ names, affiliation, and full contact details.

By December 30, 2015, potential authors will be notified about the status of their proposed chapter and receive further information regarding the submission process, including the formatting guidelines. Full chapters must be submitted via e-mail in a attached Word file to lmgomez@suagm.edu  on or before June 15, 2016. Final submissions should be approximately 6,000–8,000 words in length, excluding references, figures, tables, and appendices. Chapters submitted must not have been published, accepted for publication, or under consideration for publication anywhere else.

Questions

Please address questions to Prof. Lina M. Gómez (lmgomez@suagm.edu) or Prof. Lucely Vargas-Preciado (vargas_lucely@hotmail.com)

REFERENCES

Calderón, M. (2011). CSR in Latin America and South East Asia Analysis of the Corporate Communication of Top Local Companies. International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, 73, 56-74.

Crowther, D. & Aras, G. (2008). Corporate Social Responsibility. Ventus Publishing ApS: Denmark

Dahlsrud, A. (2008). How corporate social responsibility is defined: an analysis of 37 definitions. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 15 (1), 1-13. doi: 10.1002/csr.132

Du, S., Bhattacharya , C.B., & Sen, S. (2010). Maximizing Business Returns to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): The Role of CSR Communication. International Journal of Management Reviews, 12 (1), 8-19. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2370.2009.00276.x

Garriga, E., & Melé, D. (2004). Corporate Social Responsibility Theories: Mapping the Territory. Journal of Business Ethics, 53 (1/2), 51–71. doi: 10.1023/B:BUSI.0000039399.90587.34

Gutiérrez, R., & Jones, A. (2004).Corporate Social Responsibility in Latin America: An Overview of Its Characteristics and Effects on Local Communities. In M. Contreras (ed.), Corporate Social Responsibility in the Promotion of Social Development EXPERIENCES FROM ASIA AND LATIN AMERICA (pp. 151-188). Washington, DC: Inter-American Development Bank.

Ihlen, O. Barlett, J.L, & May, S. (2011). Corporate Social Responsibility and Communication. In O. Ihlen, J.L. Barlett, & S. May (Eds.), The Handbook of Communication and Corporate Social Responsibility (pp.3-22). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Pedersen, E.R. (2006). Making Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Operable: How Companies translate stakeholder dialogue into practice. Business and Society Review, 111 (2), 137-163. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8594.2006.00265.x

Schneider, A.M., Stieglitz, S., & Lattemann, C. (2007). Social Software as an Instrument of CSR. Proceedings of ICT, Transparency and Social Responsibility, Lisbon, Portugal.

Call for contributions Developments in Corporate Governance and Responsibility Series

There is still space for a couple of more chapters in these forthcoming books in the Emerald Developments in Corporate Governance and Responsibility Series. Get in touch if you wish to contribute.

Details are:

1. Corporate Responsibility and Stakeholding

Although much consideration has been given to the relationship between a corporation and its stakeholders, less attention has been given as to who those stakeholders might consist of. Nevertheless in this globalised world the effects of the actions of a corporation can been seen to extend far beyond the boundaries of the organisation and far beyond the countries in which that corporation is domiciled or operates. Indeed not only can a butterfly flapping its wings cause a hurricane in another part of the world but also a minor decision by a corporation can have a dramatic social, economic or geopolitical impact in other parts of the world. Thus the stakeholder community of a corporation must be considered as far greater than its voluntary stakeholders, far greater than its internal stakeholders and far greater than its supply chain and value chain. This has considerable implications for the corporation and its approach to both its operations and its sense of corporate responsibility. Too often this is not considered or even recognised so in this book we intend to take the widest definition of stakeholders and consider aspect of the corporation’s responsibility to this community.

2. Modern Organisational Governance

It is apparent that all forms of organisation have governance requirements and procedures but too often we just consider governance in a corporate environment. Equally it is accepted that the concept of governance is concerned with the relationship between the organisation and all of its stakeholders but is too often interpreted as a concern for the relationship between a corporation and its investors (or potential investors). Still this is essentially true as far as most corporations are concerned. Such narrow views are unrealistic and are inappropriate in the modern global world which we inhabit and many would blame problems with governance for the economic and financial turmoil which the world has experienced during the last decade. Much analysis has been undertaken about governance but little in the way of change is manifest and few seem to recognise both the need to consider radical changes in the modern global environment and the opportunities and possibilities presented by the current environment. In this book therefore we intend to take a broad (and possibly radical) approach and consider governance requirements in the modern world – not just for corporations but for all forms of organisation.

Both will be editted by David Crowther and Shahla Seifi. If you are interested in contributing to either of these volumes then please forward either your chapter or an outline of it together with an indication of when it might be completed to Shahla (shahlaseifi@yahoo.com). Quality is essential and so all contributions are reviewed prior to acceptance.

CFP 15th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility and 6th Organisational Governance Conference

15th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility and 6th Organisational Governance Conference

Enacting the Goals of Sustainable Development: Responsibility and Governance

Federation University Australia 4 – 6 September 2016

The next conference in our series will take place in Australia in conjunction with our partner, Federation University Australia. We are now in our 15th year and it is time that we visited Australia so we are excited by this conference and looking forward to joining with you at this event.

Call for Papers

There is considerable evidence that the field of social responsibility is changing and maturing. This can be seen from the issues which are of concern to people currently researching in the field. The concept of CSR has gradually spilled over to the other fields of inquiry so much so that today we can speak about the inclusion of social responsibility in any type of human activity (business, politics, justice, etc.). Increasingly the term social responsibility, corporate responsibility, sustainability and governance have become intertwined and are often treated as synonymous.

With this in mind we have decide to adopt a theme of sustainable development for our forthcoming conference – which of course includes all the other terms within the theme. This raises the questions of what do we mean by sustainable development and how do we achieve this. These are questions which we will raise and address during this conference.

This conference is designed to act as a forum for the debate and analysis of contemporary issues in this broad area. It is intended to attract people from a wide variety of disciplines and geographic regions for an exchange of views.

The conference is intended to be interdisciplinary and welcomes contributions from anyone who has a perspective on this important issue. Papers are welcome on any topic related to this broad issue and suggested themes for papers include:

  • Defining sustainable development
  • The Triple Bottom Line and its critics
  • Environmental performance and auditing
  • Ethics and corporate behaviour
  • Globalisation and corporate activity
  • Governmental influences on corporate behaviour
  • Protests concerning corporate activity
  • Regulation of corporate social behaviour
  • Sustainability and marketing
  • The role of accounting in corporate accountability
  • The role of corporate governance
  • Governance and regulation
  • National vs. supra-national governance
  • Free markets and governance
  • Multi-national Accountability
  • Sustainability and free markets
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Socially responsible business activities
  • Globalisation and sustainable development
  • Regulation of corporate social and environmental behaviour
  • Governmental influences on sustainable development
  • Sanctions for non-compliance in a global market
  • Regulating the regulators
  • Organisational governance in the public / NGO sector
  • Audit and organisational governance
  • Models of organisational governance

Offers to run workshops, symposia, poster sessions, themed tracks or alternative events are especially welcome. Please contact either Abdul or David with suggestions.

Although preference will be given to full papers, abstracts of 200-500 words will also be considered. All papers and abstracts should be sent by 1st June 2016 by email to davideacrowther@aol.com. No more than 2 papers will be accepted from any author.

Final versions of accepted papers will be required by 1th August 2016.

Full details will be provided later.

We look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne in 2016 for what promises to be an exciting conference.

Dr Abdul Moyeen                                                                 Professor David Crowther       Conference Chair                                                                 Chair of Scientific                 Committee   Federation University Australia          De Montfort University Australia                                                                                   UK                             a.moyeen@federation.edu.au                                        davideacrowther@aol.com

Call for chapters – Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance in Ibero-America: Concepts, perspectives, and future trends

CALL FOR CHAPTERS
Chapter proposals due: November 15, 2015
Full chapters due: May 31, 2016

Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance in Ibero-America: Concepts, perspectives, and future trends

Edited by:
Lina M. Gómez, Universidad del Este, Puerto Rico
Lucely Vargas-Preciado, Johannes Kepler Universitat, Austria
David Crowther, De Montfort University, UK

Publisher:
Emerald Publishing Group
Book series in Developments in Corporate Governance and Responsibility

RATIONALE

The practice of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been growing in attention, importance, significance, and acceptance in the last decades, not only in the corporate world but academia as well. CSR has been included in multiple debates, comments, theories, studies and research around the world. In spite of this CSR awareness among different sectors, still there is not a shared definition of what CSR should be and include (Ihlen et al., 2011; Crowther & Aras, 2008; Dahlsrud, 2008; Garriga & Melé, 2004). In fact, CSR could mean different things to different people in different scenarios, eras, and regions (Pedersen, 2006). However, CSR is strongly view as a responsible management of economic, social, and environmental resources, that could affect (positively and negatively) the quality of life of different groups of stakeholders, and could also increase or decrease the creation of value for shareholders. Moreover, thanks to social media and new communication technologies, society, consumers, employees, ONGs, and higher educational institutions are claiming more transparency and responsibility towards corporations. Today there is more awareness regarding the importance of CSR practices that can benefit society and environment (Du et al., 2010; Schneider, Stieglitz & Lattemann, 2007).

In the last decade, Ibero-America (including Brazil, Portugal, and Spain), has growth in economic terms, and corporate responsible practices have play a key role. A CSR approach in community-based experience has emerged in the last years in this region. This is due to the support of multilateral agencies (Gutiérrez & Jones, 2004) that have served as a link between government, private sector and society (Calderón, 2011). However, there are still many inequalities in this region. Therefore, this edited book will focus on how CSR and Corporate Governance in Ibero-America have been employed, analyzed, and examined in different sectors and scenarios (companies, NGOs, higher educational institutions, government) from theoretical (theory development), conceptual, methodological, and empirical approaches. Submissions that are from an empirical approach must be cross-country studies or studies that analyze multiple projects from different sectors within a country. This is because most research in CSR in Latin America has been focused on studying specific initiatives or experiences in a particular country.

Some questions that can guide contributions and could serve as reflection for contributors on possible topics could include:

-How CSR in Ibero-America can be moved forward?

-What present and future trends in CSR and Corporate Governance are presented in Ibero-America?

-How the complex relationship between business and society in Ibero-America can help to advance the practice of CSR?

-How CSR in Ibero-America can be structured to promote compliance and therefore CSR efforts could be translate in actual results?

-Which are the views and input of different groups of stakeholders regarding CSR efforts in Ibero-America?

-What and how CSR is communicated in Ibero-America?

-What are the practical challenges of CSR practices and efforts in Ibero-America? How these can serve as opportunities for promoting creative and engaging responsible practices?

We accept contributions from academics, researchers, and practitioners from a variety of academic disciplines, such as (but not limited to): business management, finance, communication, economics, political science, psychology, cultural studies, health, law, and sociology.

The editors welcome chapters from theoretical, conceptual, and empirical approaches. Empirical studies should be based on quantitative and/or qualitative methods, including case of studies and best practices, particularly of cross-country studies. Literature review papers are also welcome. Contributions must be in English. We seek papers that address different aspects of CSR, Sustainability, Governance and Performance, among others; which could cover the following topics focused on Ibero-America (but not limited to):

Corporate Social Responsibility (internal and external practices)
Corporate Governance, policy private, and public sector
Environmental issues
Societal issues
Corporate reporting
Corporate engagement and education
Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance: Non-Financial and Financial Performance
Sustainability
Employee development and labor practices
CSR strategy, society, customers and suppliers
Business ethics, social accounting and governance
CSR-Sustainability management
CSR communication
Submission process

Authors are invited to submit, on or before November 15, 2015, a proposal (an abstract of 300-600 words) that clearly explains the purpose of the work proposed, methodology, expected results, and implications. Proposals should be submitted via e-mail in a PDF attachment to lmgomez@suagm.edu  The first page of the proposal should include the title of the proposed chapter, authors’ names, affiliation, and full contact details.

By December 15, 2015, potential authors will be notified about the status of their proposed chapter and receive further information regarding the submission process, including the formatting guidelines. Full chapters must be submitted via e-mail in a attached Word file to lmgomez@suagm.eduon or before May 31, 2016. Final submissions should be approximately 6,000–8,000 words in length, excluding references, figures, tables, and appendices. Chapters submitted must not have been published, accepted for publication, or under consideration for publication anywhere else.

Questions

Please address questions to Prof. Lina M. Gómez (lmgomez@suagm.edu) or Prof. Lucely Vargas-Preciado (vargas_lucely@hotmail.com)

REFERENCES

Calderón, M. (2011). CSR in Latin America and South East Asia Analysis of the Corporate Communication of Top Local Companies. International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, 73, 56-74.

Crowther, D. & Aras, G. (2008). Corporate Social Responsibility. Ventus Publishing ApS: Denmark

Dahlsrud, A. (2008). How corporate social responsibility is defined: an analysis of 37 definitions. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 15 (1), 1-13. doi: 10.1002/csr.132

Du, S., Bhattacharya , C.B., & Sen, S. (2010). Maximizing Business Returns to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): The Role of CSR Communication. International Journal of Management Reviews, 12 (1), 8-19. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2370.2009.00276.x

Garriga, E., & Melé, D. (2004). Corporate Social Responsibility Theories: Mapping the Territory. Journal of Business Ethics, 53 (1/2), 51–71. doi: 10.1023/B:BUSI.0000039399.90587.34

Gutiérrez, R., & Jones, A. (2004).Corporate Social Responsibility in Latin America: An Overview of Its Characteristics and Effects on Local Communities. In M. Contreras (ed.), Corporate Social Responsibility in the Promotion of Social Development EXPERIENCES FROM ASIA AND LATIN AMERICA (pp. 151-188). Washington, DC: Inter-American Development Bank.

Ihlen, O. Barlett, J.L, & May, S. (2011). Corporate Social Responsibility and Communication. In O. Ihlen, J.L. Barlett, & S. May (Eds.), The Handbook of Communication and Corporate Social Responsibility (pp.3-22). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Pedersen, E.R. (2006). Making Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Operable: How Companies translate stakeholder dialogue into practice. Business and Society Review, 111 (2), 137-163. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8594.2006.00265.x

Schneider, A.M., Stieglitz, S., & Lattemann, C. (2007). Social Software as an Instrument of CSR. Proceedings of ICT, Transparency and Social Responsibility, Lisbon, Portugal.

Call for papers: Fifth Organizational Governance Conference & Fourteenth International Conference on Social Responsibility

CALL FOR PAPERS
Fifth Organizational Governance Conference
& Fourteenth International Conference on Social Responsibility
Hosted by Lüleburgaz Vocational School, Kýrklareli University

Representing the organizing committee, we are pleased to announce the 5th Organisational Governance Conference & 14th International Conference on Social Responsibility to be hosted by Lüleburgaz Vocational School, Kırklareli University, Turkey in conjunction with the Social Responsibility Research Network (SRRNet); where the conference will be held in the city of Tekirdağ on September 9–12, 2015. The official language of the conference is English. Papers, never been presented/published anywhere are welcome for the conference. Although preference will be given to full papers, abstracts of 200-500 words will also be considered.

Traditionally the joint conference is intended to be interdisciplinary and welcomes contributions from anyone who has a perspective on these important issues. At this conference the theme will be: Ways of Realizing the High Quality Sustainable CSR and CG Dream.

Professor, PhD. David Crowther
Chair of the Scientific Committee
http://www.davideacrowther.com
davideacrowther@aol.com

Prof. Dr. Kıymet Çalıyurt
SRRNet Chair of Conference Serial

http://www.socialresponsibility.biz
http://personel-en.trakya.edu.tr/kiymetcaliyurt/#.VIiT8DFfo_M

kiymetcaliyurtconference@gmail.com

Iffet Kesimli
Conference Chair  iffet.kesimli@klu.edu.tr   ifkesimli@gmail.com

Location: Ramada Hotel, Tekirdağ/Turkey
Date: 9th – 12th September 2015
Information:  http://ogc.klu.edu.tr/

Theme: Ways of Realizing the High Quality Sustainable CSR and CG Dream
Abstracts or full papers should be sent to the following e-mail addresses at the same time: davideacrowther@aol.comkiymetcaliyurtconference@gmail.com and  ifkesimli@gmail.com. Authors of accepted papers will be invited to register as a presenter in the conference. Early submissions and full papers will receive priority. Full papers and abstracts will be reviewed for acceptance and selected full papers will be double-blind reviewed. Only papers and abstracts presented during the conference will be published. Presented papers will be compiled in a CD as conference proceedings. Furthermore, as an option, presented papers will be published in ejovoc (Electronic Journal of Vocational Colleges) and Social Responsibility Journal issued by SRRNet. Following a peer review process, the papers shall be published in serial Gower as a book section. All of these publishing opportunities are optional. Authors, who do not wish to utilize these publishing opportunities, shall inform the Organizing Committee at the time they send their papers for review.
Not more than two papers will be accepted from any author.

Deadlines
1st Deadline: April 8th 2015 – for early birds and abstracts
2nd Deadline: June 30th 2015 – for all papers
3rd Deadline: July 30th 2015 – for last-minute papers (will be evaluated depending on space)
Send your paper to: davideacrowther@aol.comkiymetcaliyurtconference@gmail.com and  ifkesimli@gmail.com at the same time.

Full papers and abstracts should be send in MS WORD (*.docx). In order to avoid misalignments, it is advised for papers with graphics and/or tables to be sent the Acrobat (*.pdf) version, too. All papers will be subject to a peer review process.
Samples from the themes which will be considered and discussed are:

  • Corporate Social Responsibility vs. Public Relations
  • Corporate Social Responsibility vs. Advertising
  • Sustainable Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Sustainable Organizational Governance
  • CSR and Employee Engagement
  • CSR, Corporate Governance and Integrated Reporting
  • Organizational Governance and Firm CSR/Sustainability Values
  • CSR/Sustainability Regulation and Organizational Governance
  • Organizational Governance and CSR/Sustainability Reporting Quality
  • Organizational Governance Mechanisms and CSR/Sustainability
  • Organizational Governance and Business Ethics
  • Organizational Governance in a Sustainable Market
  • Organizational Governance and Sustainable Risk Management
  • Organizational Governance and Sustainable Supply Chain
  • Organizational Governance and Firms Sustainability
  • Organizational Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Organizational Governance and Stakeholders
  • Theoretical perspectives on Organizational Governance
  • Governance as a Macroeconomic issue
  • Regulatory Failures and Organizational Governance
  • Social Responsibility and Community issues
  • Organizational Governance in the Public Sector/ NGO sector
  • Audit and Organizational Governance
  • Auditor Responsibility and CSR
  • Models of Organizational Governance.

5th Organizational Governance Conference and 14th International Conference on Social Responsibility

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Call for papers: 4th Organisational Governance Conference Bucharest, Romania 15 & 16 September 2014

4th Organisational Governance Conference

Community Sustainability and Organisational Governance

Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania

15 & 16 September 2014

Call for Papers

There is considerable evidence that the field of social responsibility is changing and maturing. This can be seen from the issues which are of concern to people currently researching in the field. The concept of CSR has gradually spilled over to the other fields of inquiry so much so that today we can speak about the inclusion of social responsibility in any type of human activity (business, politics, justice, etc.)

Since its formulation as a concept, the CSR has continuously evolved under the pressure of consumers, concern about the environment, as well as debates revolving around the need of improving the environment and labour standards. Since the 1990s, the pressures of globalization have led to growing attention paid to the relationship between the CSR and community issues and human rights. The recent global financial crisis brought even more vigorous the debate about the role of businesses and their responsibilities toward the society. Some authors place among the causes of the crisis the companies’ behaviour and the ignorance on real community issues.

As far as governance is concerned there is a new concept emerging – sustainable governance. Certainly social issues (ageing, migration etc), human rights issues, environmental issues (climate change, resource depletion, etc) are all causes of concern. Issues regarding social responsibility are significant at the macro level of the economy, at the corporate level and also at the micro level of individual behaviour. And this concern for governance is broader that corporations, extending also to the governance of markets and countries and to governance in a global economy.

The list below is only indicative of possible topic areas that contributors may wish to consider while they develop their papers for the conference:

· Organisational Governance and Firm CSR/Sustainability Values

· CSR/Sustainability Regulation and Organisational Governance

· Organisational Governance and CSR/Sustainability Reporting Quality

· Organisational Governance Mechanisms and CSR/Sustainability

· Organisational Governance and Business Ethics

· Organisational Governance and in a Sustainable Market

· Organisational Governance and Sustainable Risk Management

· Organisational Governance and Sustainable Supply Chain

· Organisational Governance and Firms Sustainability

· Organisational Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility

· Organisational Governance and Stakeholders

· Theoretical perspectives on Organisational Governance

· Governance as a Macroeconomic issue

· Regulatory Failures and Organisational Governance

· Social Responsibility and Community issues

· Organisational Governance in the Public Sector/ NGO sector

· Audit and organisational governance

· Models of organisational governance

Offers to run workshops, symposia, poster sessions, themed tracks or alternative events are especially welcome. Please contact Prof. dr. Rodica Milena Zaharia (milena_zaharia@yahoo.com) with suggestions.

Although preference will be given to full papers, abstracts of 200-500 words will also be considered. All papers and abstracts should be sent by 1st June 2014 by email to davideacrowther@aol.com No more than 2 papers will be accepted from any author.

Abstracts registration: June 1, 2014

Full papers deadline: August 1, 2014

We will publish proceedings and full details concerning other publishing opportunities for the papers presented at the conference will be provided during the conference.

Conference fees

Regular conference fee: 220 Euro.

Early bird fee: payments made till July 20, 2014 – 170 EURO

There are a limited number of special fees – 50% off the regular conference fee (110 Euro) — for PhD students. These fee reductions are offered on competitive basis. If you are eligible please contact the conference chair Dr. Alin Stancu (alinstancu@gmail.com)

Please check if you need a visa for your travel to Romania (http://www.mae.ro/en/node/2040). To get an official invitation for the conference please contacts the conference chair.

Venue of the Conference

The conference will be held in Bucharest University of Economic Studies Romania. The conference fee will include meals and conference materials. There is plenty of good hotel accommodation nearby to suit all budgets and details will be given with registration details. An optional sightseeing tour will be arranged for after the conference and details will be announced later.

Full and updated details can be found at the conference website: www.ogc.ase.ro

We look forward to welcoming you to Bucharest in 2014 for what promises to be an exciting conference.

Asst Prof Alin Stancu                                                            Professor David Crowther
Conference Chair                                                                    Chair of Scientific Committee
Bucharest University of Economic Studies                 Head of CROG
Bucharest                                                                                    De Montfort University
Romania                                                                                      Leicester, UK
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Call for papers: 13th International Conference on Social Responsibility Bradford College, West Yorkshire, UK, 30 June – 2 July 2014.

Hello and best wishes for 2014!

Let me start the year by reminding you of our conference:

13th International Conference on Social Responsibility

Bradford College, West Yorkshire, UK,
30 June – 2 July 2014.

For our 13th conference in this series we will be visiting the UK, where the conference will be held in the city of Bradford, hosted and organised by Bradford College in conjunction with the Social Responsibility Research Network (SRRNet).

Call for Papers
As always the conference is intended to be interdisciplinary and welcomes contributions from anyone who has a perspective on this important issue. This time we will be focusing on one of the most significant issues of the present. So at this conference there will be a focus on the theme of:

The Macro Environmen

The components of the macro environment have always had a major impact on the way organisations, whether global, national, or regional for that matter, have operated. With the increasing and more pronounced role of CSR, those components have been placed under the spotlight with more scrutiny. This conference aims to examine the influence of individual macro environmental factors on business as well as not for profit organisations.
Although the conference will be focused on the macro environment, papers addressing all other areas of CSR are welcome. Thus papers are welcome on any topic related to this broad theme and suggested topics for papers include:

• Impact of national and international politics on CSR
• Influences of economics on organisation’s CSR initiatives
• Social, cultural and demographics and CSR
• Organisational CSR and compliance with legislation
• CSR and business ethics
• Impact of technology on CSR
• Ecology as a constituent of CSR
• Corporate reputation and CSR
• Corporate governance and sustainability
• Management and CSR
• Evaluating CSR activities
• Developing sustainable strategies
• Accounting for climate change
• Social entrepreneurship
• Dealing with Hubbert’s Peak
• Measuring and managing virtual water content
• Carbon footprint accounting
• Socially responsible business activities
• Globalisation and Corporate Activity
• Regulation of Corporate Social and Environmental Behaviour
• Relationship between CSR and corporate performance
• CSR and value creation

Offers to run workshops, symposia, poster sessions, themed tracks or alternative events are especially welcome. Please contact Khosro Jahdi with suggestions.

Although preference will be given to full papers, abstracts of 200-500 words will also be considered. All papers and abstracts should be sent by 1st April 2014 by email todavideacrowther@aol.com  No more than 2 submissions will be accepted from any author. We will publish conference proceedings. Full details concerning other publishing opportunities for the papers presented at the conference will be provided.

Doctoral Colloquium
This year we will again be running a doctoral colloquium as part of the conference. The aim will be to give detailed feedback to doctoral researchers concerning their papers. Feedback will be specific to each person and their research, and will be given by an experienced academic in the field.
The colloquium will be an integral part of the conference and all delegates will be expected to participate fully in the conference but the sessions will give extra time to presenters – to allow for discussion and formal feedback.
Abstracts for the Colloquium of 200-500 words should be sent by 1st April 2014  by email to davideacrowther@aol.com and specify they are for the Colloquium.

In order to allow detailed feedback full papers will be required in advance of the
conference. Full details will be given to participants upon acceptance. Following the tradition established at the 6th conference in Kuala Lumpur, a Young Academician award will be made during this colloquium.

Venue of the Conference
The conference will be held at Bradford College, Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK,
30 June – 2 July 2014. The conference fee will be announced later and will include meals and conference materials. Suggestions for appropriate accommodations will also be provided.  An optional sightseeing tour will be organised at the end of the conference; full details will be available later.

We look forward to welcoming you to Bradford in 2014 for the 13th conference in  the series.

Full and updated details can be found at the conference website:
www.socialresponsibility.biz/csrhome.htm

Dr Khosro S Jahdi                                                                  Professor Dr David Crowther
Conference Chair                                                                   Chair of SRRNet
Bradford College, Bradford, UK                                      De Montfort University, UK
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