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
k.jahdi@bradfordcollege.ac.uk                                       davideacrowther@aol.com

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