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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