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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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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
alinstancu@gmail.com                                                         davideacrowther@aol.com

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

International CSR, Sustainability, Ethics, & Governance Conference, 14-16 August 2014

International CSR, Sustainability, Ethics, & Governance Conference

14-16 August 2014

London, U.K. (Surrey University, Guildford)

In a global economy, no business or form of commerce is an island unto itself. Rapid and dynamic changes  in technology, markets, political and legal institutions, and indeed cultures, have all created new challenges.  In such a global context, no scholar, no discipline, no university, no think tank, no NGO, no form of media, can  remain an island unto itself. In order to overcome the myopia of limited perspectives, outworn doctrines, tired prior agendas, and vested  interests, a new organization has been created: Global Corporate Governance/Corporate Social Responsibility. Our intention is to bring together scholars from many fields along with business/academic/cultural/religious
and political leaders to form a global alliance dedicated to rethinking and integrating value issues into management practice, education and development.

The three-day conference (14-16 August 2014) will consist of a keynote address, inter-disciplinary plenary  sessions, multiple presentation streams, panels, poster sessions, Dissertation advice, and best paper award.  We would like the first conference to be as inclusive as possible.

Call for Papers
Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 January 2014
Full Paper Submission Deadline: 1 March 2014
Notification of Acceptance: Rolling
Last Day to Send Full Paper for Proceedings: 1 April 2014

Registration

Registration Deadline: 31 March 2014
REGISTRATION FEE: $470 (USD) Registration fee includes all conference materials, breakfasts, lunches, and coffee/tea breaks. Please register via:
http://gcg-csr.org/registration.html
Conference Chair: Nicholas Capaldi, Samuel O. Idowu, René Schmidpeter
Organizing Committee
Learn more: WWW.GCG-CSR.ORG

13th International Conference on Social Responsibility, Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK,

Hello

Summer is ending for us in the Northern hemisphere. I hope you all enjoyed a break. Now it is time to think about our next conference so here are the details:

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 Environment

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 to: davideacrowther@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

Call for papers: Social Responsibility Review

Hello

It is almost time for the next issue of Social Responsibility Review. Please send your articles and news as soon as possible to davideacrowther@aol.com

Call for papers: 2nd International Conference on Social Responsibility, Ethics and Sustainable Business – ICSR 2013

2nd International Conference on Social Responsibility, Ethics and Sustainable Business

ICSR 2013

Call for Papers

Abstract Submission Deadline: 10th of April, 2013

This is a kind reminder of our invitation to attend the 2nd International Conference on Social Responsibility, Ethics and Sustainable Business to be hosted by the Media School at Bournemouth University from Thursday 5th September to Friday 6th September, 2013.

Bournemouth is a famous seaside resort on the south coast of England; two hours by train from London and served by some delightful seafront hotels. The Media School at Bournemouth University has a reputation as a centre for excellence in media practice, research and education. It is home to the Bournemouth Skillset Media Academy, hosts the UK’s only Centre for Excellence in Media Practice, and in 2012 was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its outstanding contribution to computer animation.

The purpose of the conference is to create a networking opportunity for both researchers and practitioners to discuss recent insights on socially responsible practices in the non- and for-profit sector. Please find more information about the event on our website: http://microsites.bournemouth.ac.uk/icsr2013/about-2/

Although academic in nature, representatives in the business environment will deliver case studies on sustainability practices and will reflect on the challenges and opportunities that corporate social responsibility brings to different industries. The main topics of the conference, but not limited to these, are: CSR and Sustainability, CSR and Business Ethics, CSR and Social Media, CSR and Education, Communicating CSR, CSR initiatives/strategies, Corporate Governance, NGO Marketing.

Please send an abstract of 300 words in a Word document format via email to icsr2013@bournemouth.ac.uk by April 10, 2013. No more than two papers will be accepted from any author. The deadline for the full paper is July 1, 2013. The abstracts of the papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings.

Organizing Committee

Dr Georgiana F. Grigore, The Media School, Bournemouth University

Dr Anastasios Theofilou, The Media School, Bournemouth University

Dr Dan Jackson, The Media School, Bournemouth University

Dr Alin Stancu, Faculty of Marketing, Bucharest University of Economic Studies

Cristian Ducu, Centre for Advanced Research in Management and Applied Sciences