Special issue on Corporate social responsibility in transitional economies

Social Responsibility Journal

ISSN: 1747-1117

Article publication date: 7 March 2008



Aluchna, M. (2008), "Special issue on Corporate social responsibility in transitional economies", Social Responsibility Journal, Vol. 4 No. 1/2. https://doi.org/10.1108/srj.2008.36804aaa.002



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Special issue on Corporate social responsibility in transitional economies

Article Type: Call for papers From: Social Responsibility Journal, Volume 4, Issue 1/2.

Special issue on Corporate social responsibility in transitional economiesGuest Editor: Maria Aluchna, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland

Corporate social responsibility is an important topic of international debate among academics and regulators as well as practitioners. The issues involved are of course challenging for all involved but become even more challenging in the case of transitional economies, with their attempts to develop a sound institutional framework and strong norms for corporate activity. However, transitional economies are characterized by weaker employee protection, lower level of citizen activity and NGOs experience. they are by definition therefore heavily exposed to the dangers of violating human and employee rights, corruption, environment damage under the pressure of foreign investors, scandals, frauds and exploitation. The aim of this special issue it to identify main problems and challenges of transitional economies, tracing their development and initiatives towards strengthening corporate social responsibility.

Papers addressing any aspect of this theme are invited. Possible aspects include (but are not limited to):

  • Employee rights and codes of conduct.

  • NGOs and citizens activism.

  • Environmental management and sustainable development.

  • CSR initiatives.

  • CSR regulation at national, regional (e.g. EU) and international level.

  • Corporate philanthropy.

  • CSR and domestic entrepreneurs.

  • Ethics, value and corporate behavior.

  • Corporate governance and code of best practice.

  • Protection of minority rights.

  • Corporate scandals and frauds.

  • Corruption and ways to fight corruption

    Submission details

    The special issue will be published in late 2008. The deadline for submission of full papers is 1 April 2008 but early submission is encouraged.

    Authors should submit their manuscripts electronically (preferably in Word format) to Maria at maria.aluchna@ sgh.waw.pl The length of submitted paper should not exceed 9,000 words including all references, tables, figures, author bios, abstract and keywords, although in some cases, involving mainly the reporting of qualitative data, longer manuscripts may be accepted.

    All papers will be subject to the normal blind refereeing process. Authors wishing to discuss their paper prior to submission may contact the Guest Editor.

    Editing details

  • The front page should contain the title of the work, list authors' names, affiliations and contact details.

  • The abstract should contain no more than 300 words.

  • Please use 12pt Times New Roman, 1.5 spaced.

  • All other details can be found at the journal web site: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/journals/srj/ notes.jsp

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