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CALL FOR PAPERS ‘Business Experiences and Social Responsibilities: Between Global Challenges and EU Economic Policies’


‘Business Experiences and Social Responsibilities: Between Global Challenges and EU Economic Policies’

Policy Conference
Monash University Centre, Prato, Italy, 24-25 September 2012
sponsored by
The Monash European and EU Centre, Monash University, Australia
International Business Research Group, University of Adelaide Business School, Australia, Department of Management, Monash University, Australia

Conference Theme
The uncertain business context created by the EU enlargement and the global financial crisis has led to new EU policies introduced to address this context. Thus, firms who have invested and operate in the EU experience a wide variety of impacts of these new circumstances on the way they do business. As the implementation of the EU economic policies in the new member states is likely to have a mixed influence on their economic performance, much strategic effort is now converging on the appropriate internal policy reactions to minimise negative impact. In this context, the use of traditional strategic approaches available to foreign firms operating in the EU, especially in matters of managing multiculturalism and cultural diversity in their organisation may no longer be appropriate. We invite a variety of approaches (philosophical, political, sociological, managerial and economic) to address this major issue in international business.

Conference Topics

In recognition of the wide variety of business aspects or activities affected by the new changes in the EU business operating environment, papers are invited on the following topics:

  • New ethical and social responsibility issues for businesses operating in an enlarging and integrating European Union: the EU debt crisis, the euro crisis, effects of the global financial crisis;
  • The place of corporate social responsibility in the European social model;
  • Multiculturalism and the impact of globalisation on cultural diversity: challenges faced by internationalising non-EU businesses operating in the EU (e.g. experience sharing between Australia and EU countries; and
  •  The role of philosophical criticism in shaping economic, political and legal institutions and their impact on economic action.

Keynote Speakers
Professor Pierre Guillet de Monthoux, Head – Department for Management, Politics and Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Pierre is Professor in the Philosophy of Management and works on the philosophy of money and aesthetics in the realm of management and organization. He has a background in marketing and has published on moral philosophy and political economy as dimensions of management and practical reasoning. He is currently investigating the integration of humanities and liberal arts in management education and research in the western world. He has published books such as The Art Firm, aesthetic management and metaphysical marketing (Stanford University Press, 2004) and co-edited Aesthetic Leadership (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).

Professor Anna Leander, Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Anna has held positions at the HansewissenschaftsKolleg (Delmenhorst), the University of Southern Denmark, the Copenhagen Peace Research Institute and at the Central European University (Budapest). Her research interests have focused on the evolving nature of politics and on developing sociological approaches to international politics. Anna has worked extensively on the role of markets/companies in the politics of international security. Her publications include the books The Commercialization of Security in Europe: Business in Global Governance (co-edited with Morten Ougaard); Constructivism in International Relations (co-edited with Stefano Guzzini) and Eroding State Authority? Private Military Companies and the Legitimate Use of Force. Anna is currently a board member of the Danish Institute of International Studies.

Associate Professor Susan Freeman, Discipline Leader – International Business, University of Adelaide Business School, Australia
Susan is the Director of the International Business Research Group (IBRG). Her research focus is international business strategy including early internationalising smaller firms; international entrepreneurship; services internationalisation; emerging markets; and corporate responsibility. Her publications include the text book International Business: The New Realities (co-authored with Tamer Cavusgil and others). Susan has published in Management International Review, Journal of World Business, Journal of International Marketing, Supply Chain Management, International Business Review, International Journal of Service Industry Management, European Business Review, and Journal of Services Marketing on international business, management and marketing with an emphasis on smaller firms.

Dr Cristina Neesham, Department of Management, Monash University, Australia
Cristina is Chair of the Australasian Business Ethics Network and lectures in Business Ethics at Monash University. She holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has published research on human and economic value, political economies of the good society, European social models, public policy and parliamentary ethics.

Submission Guidelines
Submissions are accepted in the form of abstracts and/or full papers.
Abstract-only submissions should be max 500 words in length, clearly outlining the significance of the proposed research for policy, theory or practice.
Full papers should be between 3,000 and 7,500 words. The title page should contain the name, institutional affiliation, postal address, telephone number, fax number, country code, and electronic mailing address of each author. The second page should include the manuscript’s title and an abstract of maximum 150 words. The manuscript should begin on the third page. All full papers will be double blind refereed.

All manuscripts (abstracts and/or full papers) should be submitted to Cristina Neesham at by 30 June 2012. Authors will be notified of the acceptance or otherwise of their submission for conference presentation by 31 July 2012. Publication of a special issue in a relevant journal, to include the best papers presented at the conference, is currently being discussed and details will be released shortly.

Please direct all enquiries (including registration interest) to Jeremy St John at

1st International Scientific-Practical Conference “Business Administration and Corporate Social Responsibility”





23-25 November 2012 Azerbaijan, Baku Olimpic Hotel


Founded in 1930, the Azerbaijan State Economic University is the largest higher education institution with economic profile in the South Caucasus. In 1992 Azerbaijan State Economic University “Business Administration” faculty was established, as the consequence of continuing reforms, carried out in the country to provide a stable transition to the market economy since 1991, the date Azerbaijan has gained its independence.
The faculty with its rich material-technical and scientific base meets international standards in business administration science and training specialists for modern business structures in the whole world, and especially in Azerbaijan. Defining this mission as the main direction of its activity, faculty for the first time in Azerbaijan decides to organize continuously International Conference dedicated to the Business Administration and Corporate Social Responsibility.

The Conference will notably:

· Gather together scientists, specialists and economist experts through all over the world, who have researches in the field of Business Administration and Corporate Social Responsibility
· Discuss innovations in the field of Business Administration and Corporate Social Responsibility
· Provide methodological support to make improvements in the field of Business Administration and Corporate Social Responsibility
· Give recommendations to solve up-to-date problems in the field of Business Administration and Corporate Social Responsibility.
· The main theme of the Conference is “Innovations and Up-To-Date Problems in the field of Business Administration and Corporate Social Responsibility in the Globalized World”.

· Everyone interested in Business Administration and Corporate Social Responsibility can participate at the Conference.
· Articles submitted to the Conference must be written in Azeri, in Turkish, in English or in Russian.
· Articles submitted to the Conference will be evaluated by the Conference Science committee.
· Purpose, actuality, research methods and questions of the topic and minimum 3 key words must be stated in the article abstract. Author name, surname, work place, address and e-mail must be stated respectively. (max. 300 words)
· Papers should be sent due to stated date.
· Authors of the accepted articles should be registered. Otherwise articles will not be entered the Conference Report Programme and will not be printed in the Conference book.
· Everyone will be given a Conference Participant Certificate.
· Papers will be received only in electron version.
· It is required that submitted papers shouldn’t be published anywhere before.
· One participant can participate maximum with two articles.
· Abstracts and papers of the articles should be sent to address in the word format.
· The participation fee is 80 AZN (100 U.S. dollars, 80 EUR). Transport expenses, Conference Book, Conference CD, Conference Bag, Conference materials, gala meal the Conference are included.
· The participation 3 day accommodation fees will be meet by the conference organization.


· Accounting and Audit
· Business Organization and Administration
· Corporate Citizenship
· Corporate Management
· Corporate Social Responsibility
· Enterprise Investments
· Entrepreneurship and Social Entrepreneurship
· Finance Management
· Global business and TNCs
· HR Management
· Innovations and Technologies
· International Economics
· International Social Responsibility Standards
· Marketing
· New Trends in Management
· Production Management
· Project Management
· Public Relations
· Strategic Management
· Tourism and Hotel Management

· Abstract Deadline: 16 July 2012
· Accepted Abstracts Announcement: 31 July 2012
· Full Paper Deadline : 15 September 2012
· Final Registration Deadline: 22th October 2012
· Conference: 23-25 November 2012


Azerbaijan State Economic University 4th building
Faculty of “Business Administration”
Baku, st. Abbas Sahhatt, 45 A

In English- Bayim Nabiyeva
Office: + 99412 492 6045
Mob: +99450 514 04 88
Fax: +99412 564 32 65
Address to send articles :

Call for contributions

Call for contributions

Innovative Approaches to Corporate Responsibility and Governance: A Regulatory Dimension
Edited by Edwin Mujih & David Crowther

Much has been written about corporate social responsibility, but much is yet to be explored on this seemingly perennially topical, elastic and multi-disciplinary subject. The elastic and multi-disciplinary nature of CSR has enabled the concept to be explored from numerous perspectives and subject areas. Curiously, despite the prominence of the Berle and Dodd debate on management theory and CSR, there is a dearth of research on CSR in connection with the more closely related subject of corporate governance in relation to empirical issues. Yet the relationship between the two subjects is all too obvious. While the recent financial crisis is not the focus of the book, it nonetheless provides an opportunity to explore the two subjects from a practical and regulatory perspective.

It is against this background that contributions are invited for a new book provisionally entitled “Innovative Approaches to Corporate Responsibility and Governance: A Regulatory Dimension.” The book aims to explore novel proposals in the area of corporate social responsibility and corporate governance with a view to determining the interrelationship between the two topical areas. Contributors may write on any CSR or Corporate Governance related issue taking an innovative approach. A chapter on CSR should also have elements of corporate governance and vice versa. In other words, chapters should combine both areas. They must have a legal or a a regulatory content to demonstrate a relevance to the title.

If interested then you should submit an abstract of 300-500 words for agreement before writing the full chapter. Chapters should be between 7000 and 10000 words in length and footnotes rather than in-text referencing should be used.

August 31 deadline for submission of abstracts
September 30 confirmation of acceptance
December 31 deadline for complete chapter
February 28 deadline for revised final versions

2nd Organizational Governance Conference (Deadline extended for abstracts: June 17)

There is still time to send your abstract for the Organisational Governance Conference

2nd Organisational Governance Conference
Global Governance: the raising of awareness 
14 & 15 September 2012, Rabat – Morocco
Call for Papers
The events that have marked 2011, from the Arab Spring revolutions to the different collapses in the financial markets in the western world and the Euro Debt Crisis in Europe, have all in common the issue of Governance. This conference will be focused on the importance of accountability, and how it varies from one environment to another, as well as how governance can be practised effectively in the shadow of the turmoil and unrest in the Arab and Western worlds taking into consideration the specificities of each and every culture. The issue of rules based or principles based governance is also to be discussed, especially as different parts of the worlds have different cultures and beliefs.
Important Dates
Abstract/Paper submission:                                 May 31, 2012   June 17, 2012
Notification of acceptance:                                   June 10, 2012  June 22, 2012
Conference:                                                        September 14–15, 2012
Early registration:                                                Up to July 1st, 2012
Late registration:                                                  After July 1st, 2012
Conference Organizers
Mourad Oubrich, CIEMS
David Crowther, De Montfort University
Nada Rih, CIEMS
Sara Abdaless, De Montfort University
Manar Alaoui, CIEMS
Redouane Barzi, CIEMS
Adil Chouiekh, CIEMS