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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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Deadline extended: Call for chapters Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance in Ibero-America: Concepts, perspectives, and future trends

CALL FOR CHAPTERS

Chapter proposals due: November 30, 2015

Full chapters due: June 15, 2016

Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance in Ibero-America: Concepts, perspectives, and future trends

Edited by:

Lina M. Gómez, Universidad del Este, Puerto Rico

Lucely Vargas-Preciado, Johannes Kepler Universitat, Austria

David Crowther, De Montfort University, UK

Publisher:

Emerald Publishing Group

Book series in Developments in Corporate Governance and Responsibility

 RATIONALE

The practice of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been growing in attention, importance, significance, and acceptance in the last decades, not only in the corporate world but academia as well.  CSR has been included in multiple debates, comments, theories, studies and research around the world. In spite of this CSR awareness among different sectors, still there is not a shared definition of what CSR should be and include (Ihlen et al., 2011; Crowther & Aras, 2008; Dahlsrud, 2008; Garriga & Melé, 2004). In fact, CSR could mean different things to different people in different scenarios, eras, and regions (Pedersen, 2006). However, CSR is strongly view as a responsible management of economic, social, and environmental resources, that could affect (positively and negatively) the quality of life of different groups of stakeholders, and could also increase or decrease the creation of value for shareholders.  Moreover, thanks to social media and new communication technologies, society, consumers, employees, ONGs, and higher educational institutions are claiming more transparency and responsibility towards corporations.  Today there is more awareness regarding the importance of CSR practices that can benefit society and environment (Du et al., 2010; Schneider, Stieglitz & Lattemann, 2007).

In the last decade, Ibero-America (including Brazil, Portugal, and Spain), has growth in economic terms, and corporate responsible practices have play a key role. A CSR approach in community-based experience has emerged in the last years in this region. This is due to the support of multilateral agencies (Gutiérrez & Jones, 2004) that have served as a link between government, private sector and society (Calderón, 2011).  However, there are still many inequalities in this region. Therefore, this edited book will focus on how CSR and Corporate Governance in Ibero-America have been employed, analyzed, and examined in different sectors and scenarios (companies, NGOs, higher educational institutions, government) from theoretical (theory development), conceptual, methodological, and empirical approaches. Submissions that are from an empirical approach must be cross-country studies or studies that analyze multiple projects from different sectors within a country. This is because most research in CSR in Latin America has been focused on studying specific initiatives or experiences in a particular country.

Some questions that can guide contributions and could serve as reflection for contributors on possible topics could include:

-How CSR in Ibero-America can be moved forward?

-What present and future trends in CSR and Corporate Governance are presented in Ibero-America?

-How the complex relationship between business and society in Ibero-America can help to advance the practice of CSR?

-How CSR in Ibero-America can be structured to promote compliance and therefore CSR efforts could be translate in actual results?

-Which are the views and input of different groups of stakeholders regarding CSR efforts in Ibero-America?

-What and how CSR is communicated in Ibero-America?

-What are the practical challenges of CSR practices and efforts in Ibero-America? How these can serve as opportunities for promoting creative and engaging responsible practices?

We accept contributions from academics, researchers, and practitioners from a variety of academic disciplines, such as (but not limited to): business management, finance, communication, economics, political science, psychology, cultural studies, health, law, and sociology.

The editors welcome chapters from theoretical, conceptual, and empirical approaches. Empirical studies should be based on quantitative and/or qualitative methods, including case of studies and best practices, particularly of cross-country studies.  Literature review papers are also welcome. Contributions must be in English.  We seek papers that address different aspects of CSR, Sustainability, Governance and Performance, among others; which could cover the following topics focused on Ibero-America (but not limited to):

  1. Corporate Social Responsibility (internal and external practices)
  2. Corporate Governance, policy private, and public sector
  3. Environmental issues
  4. Societal issues
  5. Corporate reporting
  6. Corporate engagement and education
  7. Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance:  Non-Financial and Financial Performance
  8. Sustainability
  9. Employee development and labor practices
  10. CSR strategy,  society, customers and suppliers
  11. Business ethics, social accounting  and governance
  12. CSR-Sustainability management
  13. CSR communication

Submission process

Authors are invited to submit, on or before November 30, 2015, a proposal (an abstract of 300-600 words) that clearly explains the purpose of the work proposed, methodology, expected results, and implications.  Proposals should be submitted via e-mail in a PDF attachment to lmgomez@suagm.edu. The first page of the proposal should include the title of the proposed chapter, authors’ names, affiliation, and full contact details.

By December 30, 2015, potential authors will be notified about the status of their proposed chapter and receive further information regarding the submission process, including the formatting guidelines. Full chapters must be submitted via e-mail in a attached Word file to lmgomez@suagm.edu  on or before June 15, 2016. Final submissions should be approximately 6,000–8,000 words in length, excluding references, figures, tables, and appendices. Chapters submitted must not have been published, accepted for publication, or under consideration for publication anywhere else.

Questions

Please address questions to Prof. Lina M. Gómez (lmgomez@suagm.edu) or Prof. Lucely Vargas-Preciado (vargas_lucely@hotmail.com)

REFERENCES

Calderón, M. (2011). CSR in Latin America and South East Asia Analysis of the Corporate Communication of Top Local Companies. International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, 73, 56-74.

Crowther, D. & Aras, G. (2008). Corporate Social Responsibility. Ventus Publishing ApS: Denmark

Dahlsrud, A. (2008). How corporate social responsibility is defined: an analysis of 37 definitions. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 15 (1), 1-13. doi: 10.1002/csr.132

Du, S., Bhattacharya , C.B., & Sen, S. (2010). Maximizing Business Returns to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): The Role of CSR Communication. International Journal of Management Reviews, 12 (1), 8-19. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2370.2009.00276.x

Garriga, E., & Melé, D. (2004). Corporate Social Responsibility Theories: Mapping the Territory. Journal of Business Ethics, 53 (1/2), 51–71. doi: 10.1023/B:BUSI.0000039399.90587.34

Gutiérrez, R., & Jones, A. (2004).Corporate Social Responsibility in Latin America: An Overview of Its Characteristics and Effects on Local Communities. In M. Contreras (ed.), Corporate Social Responsibility in the Promotion of Social Development EXPERIENCES FROM ASIA AND LATIN AMERICA (pp. 151-188). Washington, DC: Inter-American Development Bank.

Ihlen, O. Barlett, J.L, & May, S. (2011). Corporate Social Responsibility and Communication. In O. Ihlen, J.L. Barlett, & S. May (Eds.), The Handbook of Communication and Corporate Social Responsibility (pp.3-22). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Pedersen, E.R. (2006). Making Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Operable: How Companies translate stakeholder dialogue into practice. Business and Society Review, 111 (2), 137-163. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8594.2006.00265.x

Schneider, A.M., Stieglitz, S., & Lattemann, C. (2007). Social Software as an Instrument of CSR. Proceedings of ICT, Transparency and Social Responsibility, Lisbon, Portugal.

Call for chapters – Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance in Ibero-America: Concepts, perspectives, and future trends

CALL FOR CHAPTERS
Chapter proposals due: November 15, 2015
Full chapters due: May 31, 2016

Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance in Ibero-America: Concepts, perspectives, and future trends

Edited by:
Lina M. Gómez, Universidad del Este, Puerto Rico
Lucely Vargas-Preciado, Johannes Kepler Universitat, Austria
David Crowther, De Montfort University, UK

Publisher:
Emerald Publishing Group
Book series in Developments in Corporate Governance and Responsibility

RATIONALE

The practice of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been growing in attention, importance, significance, and acceptance in the last decades, not only in the corporate world but academia as well. CSR has been included in multiple debates, comments, theories, studies and research around the world. In spite of this CSR awareness among different sectors, still there is not a shared definition of what CSR should be and include (Ihlen et al., 2011; Crowther & Aras, 2008; Dahlsrud, 2008; Garriga & Melé, 2004). In fact, CSR could mean different things to different people in different scenarios, eras, and regions (Pedersen, 2006). However, CSR is strongly view as a responsible management of economic, social, and environmental resources, that could affect (positively and negatively) the quality of life of different groups of stakeholders, and could also increase or decrease the creation of value for shareholders. Moreover, thanks to social media and new communication technologies, society, consumers, employees, ONGs, and higher educational institutions are claiming more transparency and responsibility towards corporations. Today there is more awareness regarding the importance of CSR practices that can benefit society and environment (Du et al., 2010; Schneider, Stieglitz & Lattemann, 2007).

In the last decade, Ibero-America (including Brazil, Portugal, and Spain), has growth in economic terms, and corporate responsible practices have play a key role. A CSR approach in community-based experience has emerged in the last years in this region. This is due to the support of multilateral agencies (Gutiérrez & Jones, 2004) that have served as a link between government, private sector and society (Calderón, 2011). However, there are still many inequalities in this region. Therefore, this edited book will focus on how CSR and Corporate Governance in Ibero-America have been employed, analyzed, and examined in different sectors and scenarios (companies, NGOs, higher educational institutions, government) from theoretical (theory development), conceptual, methodological, and empirical approaches. Submissions that are from an empirical approach must be cross-country studies or studies that analyze multiple projects from different sectors within a country. This is because most research in CSR in Latin America has been focused on studying specific initiatives or experiences in a particular country.

Some questions that can guide contributions and could serve as reflection for contributors on possible topics could include:

-How CSR in Ibero-America can be moved forward?

-What present and future trends in CSR and Corporate Governance are presented in Ibero-America?

-How the complex relationship between business and society in Ibero-America can help to advance the practice of CSR?

-How CSR in Ibero-America can be structured to promote compliance and therefore CSR efforts could be translate in actual results?

-Which are the views and input of different groups of stakeholders regarding CSR efforts in Ibero-America?

-What and how CSR is communicated in Ibero-America?

-What are the practical challenges of CSR practices and efforts in Ibero-America? How these can serve as opportunities for promoting creative and engaging responsible practices?

We accept contributions from academics, researchers, and practitioners from a variety of academic disciplines, such as (but not limited to): business management, finance, communication, economics, political science, psychology, cultural studies, health, law, and sociology.

The editors welcome chapters from theoretical, conceptual, and empirical approaches. Empirical studies should be based on quantitative and/or qualitative methods, including case of studies and best practices, particularly of cross-country studies. Literature review papers are also welcome. Contributions must be in English. We seek papers that address different aspects of CSR, Sustainability, Governance and Performance, among others; which could cover the following topics focused on Ibero-America (but not limited to):

Corporate Social Responsibility (internal and external practices)
Corporate Governance, policy private, and public sector
Environmental issues
Societal issues
Corporate reporting
Corporate engagement and education
Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance: Non-Financial and Financial Performance
Sustainability
Employee development and labor practices
CSR strategy, society, customers and suppliers
Business ethics, social accounting and governance
CSR-Sustainability management
CSR communication
Submission process

Authors are invited to submit, on or before November 15, 2015, a proposal (an abstract of 300-600 words) that clearly explains the purpose of the work proposed, methodology, expected results, and implications. Proposals should be submitted via e-mail in a PDF attachment to lmgomez@suagm.edu  The first page of the proposal should include the title of the proposed chapter, authors’ names, affiliation, and full contact details.

By December 15, 2015, potential authors will be notified about the status of their proposed chapter and receive further information regarding the submission process, including the formatting guidelines. Full chapters must be submitted via e-mail in a attached Word file to lmgomez@suagm.eduon or before May 31, 2016. Final submissions should be approximately 6,000–8,000 words in length, excluding references, figures, tables, and appendices. Chapters submitted must not have been published, accepted for publication, or under consideration for publication anywhere else.

Questions

Please address questions to Prof. Lina M. Gómez (lmgomez@suagm.edu) or Prof. Lucely Vargas-Preciado (vargas_lucely@hotmail.com)

REFERENCES

Calderón, M. (2011). CSR in Latin America and South East Asia Analysis of the Corporate Communication of Top Local Companies. International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, 73, 56-74.

Crowther, D. & Aras, G. (2008). Corporate Social Responsibility. Ventus Publishing ApS: Denmark

Dahlsrud, A. (2008). How corporate social responsibility is defined: an analysis of 37 definitions. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 15 (1), 1-13. doi: 10.1002/csr.132

Du, S., Bhattacharya , C.B., & Sen, S. (2010). Maximizing Business Returns to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): The Role of CSR Communication. International Journal of Management Reviews, 12 (1), 8-19. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2370.2009.00276.x

Garriga, E., & Melé, D. (2004). Corporate Social Responsibility Theories: Mapping the Territory. Journal of Business Ethics, 53 (1/2), 51–71. doi: 10.1023/B:BUSI.0000039399.90587.34

Gutiérrez, R., & Jones, A. (2004).Corporate Social Responsibility in Latin America: An Overview of Its Characteristics and Effects on Local Communities. In M. Contreras (ed.), Corporate Social Responsibility in the Promotion of Social Development EXPERIENCES FROM ASIA AND LATIN AMERICA (pp. 151-188). Washington, DC: Inter-American Development Bank.

Ihlen, O. Barlett, J.L, & May, S. (2011). Corporate Social Responsibility and Communication. In O. Ihlen, J.L. Barlett, & S. May (Eds.), The Handbook of Communication and Corporate Social Responsibility (pp.3-22). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Pedersen, E.R. (2006). Making Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Operable: How Companies translate stakeholder dialogue into practice. Business and Society Review, 111 (2), 137-163. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8594.2006.00265.x

Schneider, A.M., Stieglitz, S., & Lattemann, C. (2007). Social Software as an Instrument of CSR. Proceedings of ICT, Transparency and Social Responsibility, Lisbon, Portugal.

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.

Publications by our members

Some publications by our members:

1. Regulating Multinationals in Developing Countries.
A Conceptual and Legal Framework for Corporate Social Responsibility

Imprint: Gower
Illustrations: Includes 3 b&w illustrations
Published: August 2012
Format: 244 x 172 mm
Extent: 306 pages
Binding: Hardback
ISBN: 978-1-4094-4463-3
ISBN Short: 9781409444633
Price : £65.00 » Website price: £58.50
BL Reference: 346.1’24066-dc23
LoC Control No: 2011052183
Edwin Mujih, London Metropolitan University, UK
http://www.gowerpublishing.com/isbn/9781409444633

2.Territories of Social Responsibility
Opening the Research and Policy Agenda

Imprint: Gower
Published: November 2012
Format: 244 x 172 mm
Extent: 220 pages
Binding: Hardback
ISBN: 978-1-4094-4852-5
ISBN Short: 9781409448525
Price : £60.00 » Website price: £54.00
BL Reference: 306.3-dc23
LoC Control No: 2012019176
Edited by Patricia Ashley and David Crowther
http://www.gowerpublishing.com/isbn/9781409448525

3. A Social Critique of Corporate Reporting
Semiotics and Web-based Integrated Reporting

Imprint: Gower
Illustrations: Includes 18 b&w illustrations
Published: October 2012
Format: 244 x 172 mm
Extent: 254 pages
Binding: Hardback
ISBN: 978-1-4094-4188-5
ISBN Short: 9781409441885
Price : £60.00 » Website price: £54.00
BL Reference: 658.1’512-dc23
LoC Control No: 2012006176
Edition: Second Edition
David Crowther, De Montfort University, UK
http://www.gowerpublishing.com/isbn/9781409441885

Congratulations to all involved!