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

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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 Tomc529@msn.com

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,

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

 

3rd Organisational Governance Conference 8 & 9 August, 2013 Copenhagen, Denmark

3rd Organisational Governance Conference 

Global crises: Financial, environmental, sustainability and CSR crises in the aftermath of the subprime mortgage crisis 2007

8 & 9 August 2013

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. Thus we can see that ecological issues are of concern and so too are ethical issues. This concern is reflected in the field as a whole. The main issues which concern people however are with governance and with the supply chain. As far as the supply chain is concerned then this is reflected in a concern for the environment and for human rights and is not concentrated in the organisation but permeates the whole supply chain. This extends from the sourcing of raw material s through to customers and what concerns them.

As far as governance is concerned then there is a considerable increase in interest in governance in its broader interpretation. Probably this interest has been heightened not just by the corporate scandals that we have witnessed but also by the economic and financial crisis that we have experienced. 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. And governance itself has expanded its are of concern to more than just a concern with owners and investors. Now governance is – rightly – concerned with relationships between a firm and all of its stakeholders.

The economic problems of the world, stemming from the financial crisis of 2007 continue to exist of course and continue to affect every country in the world – a continuing reminder of the global environment in which we live. Interestingly however they are affecting different countries to a different extent – and these differences may be related to differing governances. Much has been written about these economic problems while much more remains to be written but this can be seen to be not the only focus of attention. Certainly social issues, human rights issues, environmental issues and climate change are all causes of concern and have been reflected in concerns 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. These are issues which we would like to explore further at the conference

The list below is only indicative of possible topic areas that contributors may wish to consider while they develop their papers for the conference:

· 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 and 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 Organisational Governance

· Governance as a Macroeconomic issue

· Regulatory Failures and Organisational Governance

Offers to run workshops, symposia, poster sessions, themed tracks or alternative events are especially welcome. Please contact Linne Lauesen (linne.lauesen@gmail.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 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.

Venue of the Conference

The conference will be held in Copenhagen Business School.  Full and updated details can be found at the conference website: http://3rd-org-gov.cbs.dk

We look forward to welcoming you to Copenhagen in 2013 for what promises to be an exciting conference.

Contact:

Linne Lauesen
Conference Chair
CBS
linne.lauesen@gmailcom

Professor Dr David Crowther Professor
Chair of Scientific Committee
Head of CROG
De Montfort University, UK
davideacrowther@aol.com

Still accepting few late submissions!! 12th International Conference on CSR Brazil June 20-22, 2013

As you know our conference will be taking place in Rio in June. The deadline has now passed for submission of papers but we are still accepting a few late submissions. So if you have forgotten to send yours then there is still time to be considered. Please see http://www.socialresponsibility.biz/12csrhome.htm

And of course registration is now open. See http://www.excelenciaemgestao.org/en/registration.aspx for details.

The fee for publication is BRL$ 850.00, which includes a Gala Dinner, a Conference book, a coffee break, and transportation to visit the Mangueira Social Program. Extra guests for the Gala Dinner pay BRL$ 150.00.
Fee payments for article authors must be made via bank slip or credit card (PayPal), no later than May 13th, 2013.

I am looking forward to the conference and hope to see you there.

Regards,

Professor David Crowther PhD
www.davideacrowther.com
Editor, Social Responsibility Journal
www.emeraldinsight.com/info/journals/srj/srj.jsp
Chair, Social Responsibility Research Network
www.socialresponsibility.biz
Editor, Gower Book Series on Corporate Social Responsibility
www.gowerpub.com/default.aspx?page=2733
Editor, Emerald Book Series on Developments in Corporate Governance & Responsibility
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/products/books/series.htm?id=2043-0523
Director, The Durability Institute
www.thedurabilityinstitute.org

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Mark your calendars! 12th International Conference on CSR, Rio de Janeiro June 20-22, 2013

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Call for papers: 3rd Organisational Governance Conference, Copenhagen 8 & 9 August 2013

3rd Organisational Governance Conference

Global crises: Financial, environmental, sustainability and CSR crises in the aftermath of the subprime mortgage crisis 2007

8 & 9 August 2013

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. Thus we can see that ecological issues are of concern and so too are ethical issues. This concern is reflected in the field as a whole. The main issues which concern people however are with governance and with the supply chain. As far as the supply chain is concerned then this is reflected in a concern for the environment and for human rights and is not concentrated in the organisation but permeates the whole supply chain. This extends from the sourcing of raw material s through to customers and what concerns them.

As far as governance is concerned then there is a considerable increase in interest in governance in its broader interpretation. Probably this interest has been heightened not just by the corporate scandals that we have witnessed but also by the economic and financial crisis that we have experienced. 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. And governance itself has expanded its are of concern to more than just a concern with owners and investors. Now governance is – rightly – concerned with relationships between a firm and all of its stakeholders.

The economic problems of the world, stemming from the financial crisis of 2007 continue to exist of course and continue to affect every country in the world – a continuing reminder of the global environment in which we live. Interestingly however they are affecting different countries to a different extent – and these differences may be related to differing governances. Much has been written about these economic problems while much more remains to be written but this can be seen to be not the only focus of attention. Certainly social issues, human rights issues, environmental issues and climate change are all causes of concern and have been reflected in concerns 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. These are issues which we would like to explore further at the conference

The list below is only indicative of possible topic areas that contributors may wish to consider while they develop their papers for the conference:

• 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 and 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 Organisational Governance
• Governance as a Macroeconomic issue
• Regulatory Failures and Organisational Governance

Offers to run workshops, symposia, poster sessions, themed tracks or alternative events are especially welcome. Please contact Linne Lauesen (linne.lauesen@gmailcom) 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 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.

Venue of the Conference

The conference will be held in Copenhagen Business School. The conference fee will be announced later and 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.crog-dmu.org/ogc5.html

We look forward to welcoming you to Copenhagen in 2013 for what promises to be an exciting conference.

Contact:

Linne Lauesen
Conference Chair
CBS
linne.lauesen@gmailcom

Professor Dr David Crowther Professor
Chair of Scientific Committee
Head of CROG
De Montfort University, UK
davideacrowther@aol.com

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