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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


Call for chapters in edited book: “Governance for the new era: cases and perspectives from top to bottom and left to right”

Call for chapters in edited book:

Title: “Governance for the new era: cases and perspectives from top to bottom and left to right”

Editors: Dr Tom Cockburn,AFNZIM, Dr Khosro Jahdi, Edgar Wilson, JP

This book is scheduled for publication by Business Expert Press, New York, in 2014.

The Edited Book proposed here deals with perspectives, debates and short case studies illustrating the dynamic complexity of corporate governance in global business now and in future. Authors will present conceptual, practical and/or empirically based chapters. The editors aim to provide intelligent laypersons with a broad, readable coverage of the range and diversity of viewpoints on rational governance in organizations; top down, bottom-up, as well as from the ‘left’ to the ‘right’ of the political spectrum.

It is something of a truism today that “Business as usual” is no longer a viable option. In today’s globalised world organizations must change or die. They face many unprecedented demands whilst operating in increasingly turbulent markets or social contexts, and under ever escalating ethical constraints imposed by an often suspicious or well-informed public.

The chapters will detail various new or previously unacknowledged global, social, technical and organizational elements that are contributing to the dynamic complexity that leaders in business, NGOs and government are facing. In each chapter, the authors will describe, debate and define their particular model, perspective or research data on governance whether top-down or bottom-up; left or right of the political spectrum and supply readers with cases and vignettes to illustrate and advocate paths taken or proposals for change.

These new models and debates around integrity and governance not only provide updated perspectives on these dynamic processes but ensure leaders are familiarized with currently emerging business and organizational imperatives, debates, research theories and technological tools, enabling them to lead successfully in emergent complex digitally connected environments. .

This book aims to reframe, extends and updates these and other discussions, debates, descriptions as building new governance capabilities. Using short descriptive cases, scenarios and vignettes the authors indicate specifically how leaders may recognize, learn from, the implied or explicit models and strategies presented as well as unlearning old or unhelpful ways of working whilst recognizing limitations and opportunities inherent in them and the diverse paths to ethical and sustainable governance.

We recognize that this process of contention, debate and learning for change is not a once-only event as the business landscape and available technologies are constantly changing and leaders may not know at any given time what manner of organization or context they will have to deal with in the future. In other words, organizations, leaders, and all the stakeholders are in a situation where they are co-evolving at an accelerating rate. Leadership is no longer a matter of setting a direction and ensuring it is being followed – leadership for the future is all about having a vision with an uncertain path to its achievement that may only be attempted through flexibility, agility, and adaptability in the collaborative company of fellow stakeholders.

Leaders must learn and develop new governance models and capabilities if they are to successfully steer their communities through the whitewater rapids of the newly emerging era of social digital connectivity and global dynamic complexity. These are pivotal matters with which leaders and stakeholders must become familiar if they are to be successful in the network age.

Submission of chapter proposals process and details on possible topics are given below.

Short, two/three page summaries of your chapter proposal are all that is initially required. These proposals will be reviewed by the editors and successful authors notified.

The deadline for this call for chapter proposals is 30th October 2013. The reviewers will respond with feedback to each author two weeks after the deadline.

Contact: Tom Cockburn at

Chapter topics may include (but are not limited to) the following:
1. Navigating Uncertainty and Effectiveness of the Board today
2. Corporate Governance Disclosures and Firm Performance
3. Information Asymmetry and cross border deals
4. Opportunities and constraints on Bundling corporate governance today: ‘Bundling or Bungling’ governance?
5. New dynamics of company-community interactions and governance
6. Governance Disclosure and its Determinants
7. FDI, crowd-sourcing and public-private partners’ impact
8. Non-executive directors’ roles reframed
9. Impacts of emerging changes in ownership, control and collaboration structures
10. “Old boy” networks in the West vs “new women” leadership in the East?
11. Global governance of sustainable development
12. Governance, NGOs and volunteer organizations
13. Climate Change and corporate governance
14. Governance and strategic alliances
15. Mobile technology, communication and stakeholder power: New digital divides
16. Impact of dynamic aspects of social media
17. Impacts of new digital technology on Whistleblowing
18. Conceptual and/or empirical Studies of Impact of Digital technology enablers for bundling corporate governance from individual level to global levels
19. Radical or rational changes-an overview of governance possibilities and practicalities today
20. Governance Blue, Red, Green or ‘Rainbow coalition’
21. Open governance
22. Social entrepreneurism and profits
23. Shareholder activism versus stakeholder activism; working at cross-purposes?
24. Transitions to greater collective responsibility in corporations
25. Governance, politics and culture in the emerging countries
26. Enforcement regimes and governance in business, NGOs and the public sector
27. Co-operative structures and governance-a way forward?

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


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: 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  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:

Dr Khosro S Jahdi                                                Professor Dr David Crowther

Conference Chair                                                                           Chair of SRRNet

Bradford College, Bradford, UK                      De Montfort University, UK                

Call for papers Issues in Social and Environmental Accounting

Call for papers

Issues in Social and Environmental Accounting

(Issues in SEA)

ISSN: 1978-0591

Editor in-Chief:
Associate Prof. Hasan Fauzi, Ph.D., Sebelas Maret University, Indonesia

 About the Journal

Issues In Social and Environmental Accounting (Issues in SEA or ISEA) is an international and refereed journal published quarterly (starting 2013) by Indonesian Center for Social and Environmental Accounting Research and Development (ICSEARD), Sebelas Maret University and The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE) (starting 2012) , ISEA is networking and dissemination means of practices and theory of social and environmental accounting by people concerned with that field. In the journal, prospective authors can view the company’s social and environmental performance from management or financial accounting perspective. The parties involved in this journal are scholars from so many countries, including: Indonesia, USA, Canada, UK, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Ireland, Korea, Jordan, Mexico, Hong Kong, China, Austria, Malaysia, Japan, and India.

Issues in SEA is a peer-reviewed or refereed journal. All articles submitted by potential contributors from all over the world to the editor-in-Chief center (Indonesian Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research and Development (ICSEARD)) are administered by editors. They are then evaluated using the blind review method. From the result of peer-reviewing process the articles could be categorized as accepted for publication, accepted with minor revision, accepted with major revision, or rejected for publication.

Subject Coverage

Topics include but are not limited to:

• Environmental accounting
• Social accounting
• Ethical issues in accounting and financial reporting
• Corporate governance and accountability
• Accounting for the Costs and Benefits of CSR-related Activities
• Accounting and Disclosure of Environmental Liabilities
• Corporate Environmental Strategy
• Corporate Social Performance
• Corporate social responsibility and management control
• Corporate social responsiveness
• Triple bottom line performance
• Accounting for Climate Change
• CSR and environmental activity
• CSR and business ethics
• CSR and a low carbon economy
• CSR and sustainability
• Corporate governance and sustainability
• Carbon footprint accounting

Issues in Social and Environmental Accounting is Indexed by:

  • Ebsco
  • Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities
  • Google Scholar
  • Copernicus

ISEA is currently under the review of Scopus and ISI (Thomson Reuter) index

Issues In Social and Environmental Accounting (ISEA) Journal is published quarterly March, June, September, and December. See notes for author to submit your paper. The potential contributors are required to submit their paper electronically, using Microsoft word, to this,  and

Contact: +62271827003 fax +62271827003
Web Address:

Mailing Address:
Indonesian Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research and Development (ICSEARD)

Accounting Department-Faculty of Economics
Sebelas Maret University
Jl.Ir Sutami 36 A
Solo Indonesia 57126

Members of Editorial Board

Associate Editors:
Associate Prof. Mostaq M. Hussain, Ph.D.University of New Burswick, Canada
Associate Prof. Dr. Komsiyah, University of Trisakti, Indonesia
Alexander Decker, DBA., International Institute for Science, Technology, and Education, USA

Editors Advisors:
Professor David Crowther, Ph.D., De Monfort University, UK
Professor Rob Gray, Ph.D., St. Andrews University, Scotland UK
Professor Ainun Naim, Ph.D., University of Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
Professor Achmad Syakrosa, Ph.D., University of Indonesia, Indonesia

Members of Board:

Professor Carol Adams, Ph.D., La Trobe University, Australia
Professor Amanda Ball, Ph.D., University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Professor Judy Brown, Ph.D., Victoria University of Willington, New Zealand
Professor Alistair Brown, Ph.D., University of Curtin, Australia
Professor Choi, Jong-Seo, Ph.D., Pusan National University, Korea
Professor Gabriel Donleavy, Ph.D., University of Macau, China
Professor James Guthrie, Ph.D., The University of Sydney, Australia
Professor Pamela Kent, Ph.D., Bond University, Australia
Professor Katsuhiko Kokubu, Ph.D., Kobe University, Japan
Professor Stewart Lawrence, Ph.D., University of Waikato, New Zealand
Professor Freeman, Edward, Ph.D., University of Virginia USA
Professor Carol Tilt, Ph.D., Flinders University of South Australia, Australia
Professor Keith Maunders, Ph.D., University of the South Pacific, Fiji
Professor O’Donovan, Garry, Ph.D., University of Tasmania, Australia
Professor Robin Roberts, Ph.D., University of Central Florida, USA
Professor Idris, Kamil M. Idris, Ph.D., Universiti Utara malaysia
Professor Abdul A. Rasheed, Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington
Professor Stefan Schaltegger, Ph.D., University of Lueneburg Germany
Professor Swagata Sen, Ph.D., University of Calcutta, India
Professor Tjiptohadi Sawarjuwono, Ph.D., University of Airlangga, Indonesia
Professor Pamela Stapleton, Ph.D., University of Manchester UK
Professor Goran Svensson, Ph.D., Oslo School of Management, Norway
Professor Lee Parker, Ph.D., University of South Australia
Professor GÜlar Aras, Ph.D., Yıldız Technical University, Turley
Professor Martin Freedman, Ph.D., Towson University, USA
Professor Den Paten, Ph.D., Illonois State University, USA
Professor Carlos Larrinaga-González, Burgos University, Spain
Professor Mustaffa M. Zein., Ph.D., UiTM, Malaysia
Professor Eko Ganis, Ph.D., University of Brawijaya, Indonesia
Professor Masudul Alam Choudhury, Ph.D., Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Associate Prof. Kıymet Çalıyurt, Ph.D., Trakya University, Turkey
Associate Prof. Shawn Berman, Ph.D., New Mexico University, USA
Associate Prof. Hussain A. Al-Khadash, Ph.D., Hashemite University, Jordania
Associate Prof. Husted, Bryan, Ph.D., ITESM/Instituto de Empresa, Mexico
Associate Prof. David Campbell, Ph.D., New Castle University, UK
Associate Prof. Rémi Jardat., Ph.D., Ecole Superieure de Commerce et de Marketing, France
Associate Prof. Lois Mahoney, Ph.D., Eastern Michigan University , USA
Associate Prof. Marc Orlitzky , Pennsylvania State University, USA
Associate Prof. Charles H. Cho, Ph.D., Essec Business School, France
Associate Prof. Magness , Vanessa, Ph.D., Ryerson University, Toronto Canada
Associate Prof. Nik Ahmad, Nik Nazli, Ph.D., International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
Associate Prof. Monica Tarta, Monica, Ph.D., The Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
Associate Prof. Petia Koleva, University of Nantes, France
Associate Prof. Selvam D., Ph.D., VIT University, India
Associate Prof. Djoko Suhardjanto, Ph.D., Sebelas Maret University, Indonesia
Associate Prof. Unti Ludigdo, Ph.D., University of Brawijaya, Indonesia
Associate Prof. Haslinda Yusoff, Ph.D., Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia
Associate Prof. Azlan Amran, Ph.D., University Sains Malaysia
Associate Prof. Faizah Darus, Ph.D., Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia
Christine Maria jasch, Ph.D., The Institute for Environmental Management and Economics, Austria
Evangeline Elijido-Ten, Ph.D., Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Ataur Belal, Ph.D., Ashton University, UK
Jennifer C. Chen, Ph.D., Brigham Young University, Hawai, USA
Alan Murray, Ph.D., Sheffield University, UK
Deborah Savage, Ph.D., EMA Research & Information Center (EMARIC), USA
Georgios Georgakopoulos, Ph.D. University of Amsterdam, Netherland
Mahmood A. Momin, Ph.D., Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.
Matias Laine, Ph.D. University of Tampere, Finland
Ralph Paliam, Ph.D., American University of Kuwait, Safat, Kuwait
Dewi Fitriani Kwari, Ph.D., Norotomo University, Surabaya, Indonesia
Roshima Said, Ph.D., UiTM Kedah, Malaysia
M. Azizul Islam, Ph.D., Deakin University, Australia
M. Agung Prabowo, Ph.D., Sebelas Maret University, Indonesia

Call for contributions Social Responsibility Review

It will soon be time for the next issue of Social Responsibility Review (no SRJ)  so please send your articles and reviews as soon as possible at

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

Call for chapters The Governance of Risk- Emerald Deadline: June 30

Call for Chapters
The Governance of Risk
Edited by Gűler Aras & David Crowther
To be published by Emerald 2013
In the series Developments in Corporate Governance and Responsibility – series
Editors: Güler Aras & David Crowther

The relationship between economic or social or political activity and risk is widely recognised at a societal level, a market level and a business level, and equally widely discussed. The relationship between governance and risk at all of these levels is equally widely recognised but much less widely discussed. But the consequences of poor governance in this arena have been exposed to all in the recent financial and economic crisis as financial institutions and even countries have collapsed or come close to collapsing. The relationship between governance and risk is particularly important in the global environment in which we operate and needs to be more fully discussed and theorised. This book is designed to address important aspects of this topic and set it within the context of the global business and societal environment.

Instructions to contributors
If you are interested in contributing to this volume then first submit a brief abstract outlining your contribution for approval prior to submitting a chapter. Chapters should be between 6000 and 14000 words in length and should address any aspect of this topic. Draft chapters should be submitted in Word format (any version). References should be presented in Harvard style. Diagrams should be suitable for reproduction in black / white. Any necessary permissions musty be provided with the manuscript

Abstracts are required by 30 June – decision within 4 weeks.
Final agreed versions are required by 31 October 2012.

Call for contributions Social Responsibility Review


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Conference Announcement and Call for Papers on Sustainable Innovation for Enhancing Global Competitiveness in Asian Countries

Conference Announcement and Call for Papers on Sustainable Innovation for Enhancing Global Competitiveness in Asian Countries 

International Conference on Sustainable Innovation (ICoSi 2012) and 3rd International Joint- Seminar (IJS 2012). 19-21 March 2012, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Indonesia


The era of globalization beginning from the second half of the twentieth century is largely characterized by tremendous changes in physical appearance of human achievements, and these changes evidently remain continue. This is especially demonstrated by breakthroughs in science and technology which constitute a backbone of the modern civilization. While rapid progress of technology gives impetus to vast industrialization that significantly contributes to economic growth of a country, the focus on the short-term economic growth has led to the world’s malaises such as macroeconomic imbalances; moral decadence, family breakthrough; growing inequality and environmental destruction.

To overcome the problems, mutual understanding among nations and countries, and thus among civilizations must be developed by considering inner capacity of every localities and developing the world based on ethical values. Regional consideration in terms of cultural differences, political platform of a country, economic achievements, environmental resources, social capital and the like obtain significance in the regard.

Asian countries can take productive roles as they have shifted from just a home of cheap labor and programming skills to a powerhouse of economic growth generated by innovation in technology. The venture is how Asian countries wisely gear those opportunities to the design and implementation of more sound and sustainable innovation to elevate the Asian countries’ competitive advantages.

Conference Themes

The main theme of the conference is “Sustainable innovation for Enhancing Global Competitiveness in Asian Countries”.

The conference welcomes conceptual and research-based papers related to the following sub-themes:

  1. Enhancement of innovative and effective government in cross cultural and religious perspective
  2. Policy innovation, mass media, educational and legal governance issues
  3. Roles of technology in supporting good governance
  4. Energy conservation in information technology
  5. Sustainable and conservation issues in built environment
  6. Innovation is Islamic economies, banking and financial system
  7. Roles of agriculture in food and energy security
  8. Trend in agriculture and environment sustainability
  9. Enhancing environmental quality in food production
  10. Sustainable innovation in health issues
  11. Sustainable innovations in disasters management
  12. Economic development and sustainability
  13. Innovation, growth and sustainability
  14. Learning, capability building and innovation
  15. Innovation studies and sustainability
  16. Transnational knowledge, technology and governance networks and sustainable innovation

Submission details 

There will be two tracks for abstract submissions; papers and posters. Abstracts should be maximum 500 words and must be submitted online via the conference website:   latest by 30 October 2011. Acceptance of all abstracts will be based on relevance for sustainable innovation issues stated in the conference themes, originality and overall quality. Final acceptance of abstract will be communicated by 1 November 2011 via email.

Full papers of 3000-9000 words (maximum) are to be submitted latest by 4 February 2012. Acceptance full paper notification will be informed by 14 January 2012.

Click here to see the Paper guideline and structure

 Important dates
  1. Call for papers,  15 September 2011
  2. Abstract submission deadline,   30 October 2011
  3. Acceptance of abstract notification , 1 November 2011
  4. Full paper submission deadline, 4 February 2011
  5. Acceptance of full paper notification,  14 January 2011