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1st Call for papers - 8th CSEAR Downunder Conference, 6-8 December 2009 Christchurch, New Zealand
Article Type: 1st Call for papers From: Pacific Accounting Review, Volume 21, Issue 1
The 8th Australasian Conference on Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR) is organized by the University of Canterbury and will be hosted in Christchurch, New Zealand, 6-8 December 2009.
As with previous CSEAR events, we are interested in a range of research and practitioner papers covering accounting, auditing and accountability of and for the social and environmental impacts of organisations, both private and public sector. We are open to a range of methodologies and methods, qualitative, quantitative, and interdisciplinary, as well as papers on pedagogy. At this year’s event, we also plan to hold plenary and parallel paper sessions on organisational climate change responses and carbon accounting.
Early confirmed plenary speakers include:
Professor Sharon Beder. Sharon Beder is a Visiting Professorial Fellow in the School of Social Sciences, Media and Communication at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Her many books include Global Spin: The Corporate Assault on Environmentalism (1997, 2002), Power Play: The Fight to Control the World’s Electricity (2003), Environmental Principles and Policies (2006), and Suiting Themselves: How Corporations Drive the Global Agenda (2006). She will discuss her own experience as an engineer, a profession that is not renowned for its environmental sensitivity, and her efforts, as an academic, to challenge that profession.
Professor Dennis Patten. Illinois State University, USA. Dennis is well-known for his work on organisational reporting and legitimacy, and will discuss a North American perspective on the world of social and environmental accounting and what he sees as the challenges, the obstacles, and the opportunities ahead.
Professor Caroline Saunders. Lincoln University, New Zealand. Caroline’s recent work covers such issues as food miles, GHG emissions, trade and agriculture. She has undertaken research for a wider range of private and public bodies both in NZ and overseas. These include the EU commission, MAF, MFAT, Treasury, MFE, MED, NZTE, Fonterra, Meat Industry and various other sector groups.
We look forward to seeing you in Christchurch
Professors Markus J. Milne and Amanda Ball
Paper submission deadline: 31 August 2009
For further information, please visit the web site: www.bsec.canterbury.ac.nz/csear2009/