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Last Call for Papers: 12th International Conference on CSR, Rio de Janeiro, June 20-22, 2013

Papers are coming in for the conference this year in Rio de Janeiro. The deadline is approaching, but there is still time to submit your paper:

12th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility
June 20-22, 2013
Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

For our 12th conference in this series we will be visiting Brazil where the conference will be held in Rio de Janeiro and hosted by Universidade Federal Fluminense. It will be organised as usual 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

Rio + 20 and after

It is now 20 years since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, better known as the Earth Summit was held in Rio de Janeiro. The issues addressed in the conference included:

• A scrutiny of patterns of production – particularly production with hazardous components or waste, such as lead in petrol, or poisonous waste from other products;
• Alternative sources of energy to replace fossil fuels which had already been linked to global climate change;
• A reliance on public transport systems in order to reduce vehicle emissions, congestion in cities and the health problems caused by polluted air and smog;
• The growing scarcity of water as a resource in various parts of the world.

An important achievement of the conference was an agreement on the Climate Change Convention which in turn led to the Kyoto Protocol. Another was agreement to “not carry out any activities on the lands of indigenous peoples that would cause environmental degradation or that would be culturally inappropriate”. Now 20 years later it is time to examine the effects of this conference.

Although the conference will be focused on Rio + 20, 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:

• Post Rio activity and inactivity
• CSR and environmental activity
• CSR and business ethics
• CSR and a low carbon economy
• CSR and sustainability
• Corporate governance and sustainability
• 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 Alice Costa alicecosta.rj@uol.com.br  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 March 2013 by email to alicecosta.rj@uol.com.br   No more than 2 papers will be accepted from any author.

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

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. This colloquium will be organised by Professor Alice Costa and abstracts of 200-500 words should be sent by 1st March 2013 by email to alicecosta.rj@uol.com.br   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 in Rio de Janeiro. The conference fee will be announced later and will include accommodation, meals and conference materials. 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 Rio in 2013 for the 12th conference in the series.

Full and updated details can be found at the conference website: www.socialresponsibility.biz/12csrhome.htm

Contact:

Professor Alice Costa
Conference Chair
Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
alicecosta.rj@uol.com.br

Professor Dr.  Kiymet Caliyurt,
Network Conferences Chair
Trakya University, Turkey
kiymet1442@yahoo.com

Professor Dr David Crowther Professor
Network Chair
De Montfort University, UK
davideacrowther@aol.com

Announcement for all SRRNet members

Many of you will know that Guler is Dean of the faculty of Economics and Business Administration at her university. This means that she has a heavy workload at her university. Sadly this means that she is not able to devote sufficient time to Network activities and has therefore tendered her resignation. I am sure that you would like to join me in thanking her for her contribution to the Network.

The Network is 10 years old now and has grown to around 1000 members. It has involved a lot of my time in developing the Network and in organising our annual conference and our publications. You will have noticed that the journal now has 3 associate editors who help manage the workload. And you will have noticed that Lina has joined us and manages the website and assists me in producing the Review. But organising the conferences is also a heavy workload and so we have decided to reorganise the team and Professor Kiymet Caliyurt will join us as Conferences Chair.

With immediate effect therefore Kiymet will take over the organisation of our conferences and you can contact her at  kiymet1442@yahoo.com

The new team therefore will be:

Founding Chair: Professor Dr David Crowther (davideacrowther@aol.com)

Conferences Chair: Professor Dr Kiymet Caliyurt (kiymet1442@yahoo.com)

Webmaster: Dr Lina Gomez (lina@linamgomez.com)

Call for papers: 12th International Conference on CSR, Deadline is approaching: March 1st

Papers are coming in for the conference this year in Rio de Janeiro. And the deadline is approaching. But there is still time to submit your paper. Details are:

12th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility
20, 21 and 22 – JUNE 2013
Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil

For our 12th conference in this series we will be visiting Brazil where the conference will be held in Rio de Janeiro and hosted by Universidade Federal Fluminense. It will be organised as usual 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

Rio + 20 and after

It is now 20 years since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, better known as the Earth Summit was held in Rio de Janeiro. The issues addressed in the conference included:
• A scrutiny of patterns of production – particularly production with hazardous components or waste, such as lead in petrol, or poisonous waste from other products;
• Alternative sources of energy to replace fossil fuels which had already been linked to global climate change;
• A reliance on public transport systems in order to reduce vehicle emissions, congestion in cities and the health problems caused by polluted air and smog;
• The growing scarcity of water as a resource in various parts of the world.

An important achievement of the conference was an agreement on the Climate Change Convention which in turn led to the Kyoto Protocol. Another was agreement to “not carry out any activities on the lands of indigenous peoples that would cause environmental degradation or that would be culturally inappropriate”. Now 20 years later it is time to examine the effects of this conference.

Although the conference will be focused on Rio + 20, 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:

• Post Rio activity and inactivity
• CSR and environmental activity
• CSR and business ethics
• CSR and a low carbon economy
• CSR and sustainability
• Corporate governance and sustainability
• 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 Alice Costa  alicecosta.rj@uol.com.br 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 March 2013 by email to davideacrowther@aol.com. No more than 2 papers will be accepted from any author.

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

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. This colloquium will be organised by Professor Dr Güler Aras and abstracts of 200-500 words should be sent by 1st March 2013 by email to guleraras@aol.com. 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 in Rio de Janeiro. The conference fee will be announced later and will include accommodation, meals and conference materials. 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 Rio in 2013 for the 12th conference in the series.

Full and updated details can be found at the conference website: www.socialresponsibility.biz/12csrhome.htm

Contact:

Professor Alice Costa
Conference Chair
Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
alicecosta.rj@uol.com.br

Professor Dr David Crowther Professor
Chair of SRRNet
De Montfort University, UK
davideacrowther@aol.com

Dr Güler Aras
Chair of SRRNet
Yildiz University, Turkey
guleraras@aol.com

Call for papers: Sustainability Conference Auckland, New Zealand 13–15 November, 2013

SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE
THEME: “SUSTAINABILITY RHETORIC: FACTS AND FICTIONS”
Massey University, Albany Campus, Auckland, New Zealand
13–15 November, 2013

Following the two successful Sustainability Conferences in November 2009 and 2010, we are hosting another conference to continue the discussion for another ‘boundary-spanning’ debate.

Purpose
The social, environmental, economic and cultural aspects of sustainability have never been more relevant to the understanding of management and organisations. Recent years have witnessed an explosion of interest, research and debate as sustainability has been transformed from a marginal to a mainstream practitioner and academic concern. We have witnessed how companies are eager to promote their sustainability practices and demonstrate to their customers that they are acting responsibly. At the same time, the number of scandals and un-sustainable behaviour among public and private organisations are not easing. Rather, reports on unsustainable practices are increasing and research is expanding. This begs the question: In this age where sustainability is accepted as the norm and businesses make concerted efforts to showcase their social responsibility, why are the incidents of irresponsibility and un-sustainable behaviour becoming even more prevalent?

The aim of this conference, “Sustainability Rhetoric: Facts and Fictions” is to provide a forum for academics, practitioners, entrepreneurs, and policy makers to come together and debate new ideas, research and critical issues in sustainability. The purpose is to advance sustainability research and discussion by mapping where sustainability theory and practice is heading, with a thorough grounding in what has come before.

Call for Papers
Empirical and conceptual papers are invited from academics, practitioners and policy makers for the conference. We invite our participants to explore but not be limited to the following themes:

  •  Re-conceptualisations of Sustainability
  •  Sustainability, CSR, and Corporate Irresponsibility
  • Sustainability in the Business Sector
  • Communicating Sustainability / CSR
  • Sustainability, Social Innovation, and Social Enterprise
  • Sustainability and SMEs
  • Social Finance and Sustainability
  • The role of Government and NGOs in the Sustainability debate
  • Global Initiatives in Sustainability
  • Social Sustainability and Social Equity
  • Sustainability and Supply Chain Management
  • Green Economy and Carbon Emissions
  • Arts and Sustainability
  • Educating for Sustainability
  • M.ori, Indigenous Communities, and Sustainability
  • Sustainability and Community Formation

Submissions
Interested presenters should initially submit an abstract of no longer than 500 words. It should include reference to relevant theory/practice, research methodology where appropriate, findings, conclusions and any recommendations for future action/research. Abstracts can be sent as a Word attachment to: sustainability-conference2013@massey.ac.nz   by Friday, 28th June 2013. All submissions will be subject to a formal double blind peer review and notification of acceptance will be provided by 26th July 2013. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings with an ISBN number. On your proposal please indicate the title of the paper, authors and contact details. Full papers of no more than 6,000 words should be sent by 15th October 2013 to be considered for the special issue journals.

Note that the 13th November will be dedicated to PhD Colloquium; thus, we strongly encourage submissions on different areas of sustainability disciplines from PhD students for the colloquium.

Offers to run symposia, workshops and panel discussions are also welcome.

Further deliverables from the Conference
Selected papers presented at the Conference will be published in a special issue of Business Strategy and the Environment Journal (Wiley-Blackwell publisher), and Organizational Aesthetics (this journal is for the papers submitted on Arts and Sustainability).

Conference Registration
The conference registration fee of NZ$700 includes conference materials, two lunches, daily morning and afternoon refreshments, and the conference dinner.

Accommodation
Auckland (www.aucklandnz.com) is a very attractive city and benefits from plentiful accommodation. Hotel recommendations and conference deals will be advised nearer the time.

For further inquiries or information, please contact:
Associate Professor Gabriel Eweje
School of Management, College of Business
Massey University (Albany Campus)
Private Bag 102 904, North Shore
Auckland 0745, New Zealand
Email: g.eweje@massey.ac.nz
Tel: +64 9 4140800 extn 43388
Fax: +64 9 4418109