7th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility Journal

ISSN: 1747-1117

Article publication date: 7 March 2008



(2008), "7th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility", Social Responsibility Journal, Vol. 4 No. 1/2. https://doi.org/10.1108/srj.2008.36804aaa.004



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7th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility

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

7th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility3-5 September 2008, University of Durham, UK

For the 7th conference in this series we will be returning to the UK where the conference will be held in the historic city of Durham and hosted by the University of Durham Business School. It will be organized by the University of Durham in conjunction with the Social Responsibility Research Network.

As usual the conference is intended to be interdisciplinary and welcomes contributions from anyone who has a perspective on this important issue. This time there will be a focus on the following theme:

SMEs and CSR

Although much work has focused on large corporations there is a growing interest in the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and how it relates to CSR. We therefore consider that it is timely to look in greater detail at this sector, although papers addressing other areas of CSR are welcome. Thus papers are welcome on any topic related to this broad issue and suggested themes for papers include:

  • Social and environmental accounting.

  • Corporate sccountability.

  • Social and environmental auditing.

  • Social and environmental marketing.

  • Globalization and corporate activity.

  • Protests concerning corporate activity.

  • Regulation of corporate social and environmental behaviour.

  • Governmental influences on corporate accountability.

  • CSR and corporate governance.

  • CSR and stakeholders.

  • CSR and corporate risk.

  • Corporate responsibility and triple bottom line.

  • Socially responsible investment.

  • Social entrepreneurship.

  • NGOs and CSR.

  • Case studies and practical experiences.

  • Microfinance.

Offers to run workshops, symposia, poster sessions, themed tracks or alternative events are especially welcome. Please contact Dr Aly Salama (aly.salama@durham.ac.uk) with suggestions.

Abstracts of 200-500 words should be sent by 31 May 2008 (preferably by e-mail to davideacrowther@aol.com) or by post to Professor David Crowther, Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility, De Montfort University, Leicester Business School, The Gateway, Leicester LE1 9BH, UK.

Selected papers from this conference will be collected for publication in special issues of journals associated with the conference. It is also anticipated that an edited book will also be produced. Full details will be provided later.

Doctoral colloquium

This year we will also be running a doctoral colloquium on the final day 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 organized by Professor Dr Güler Aras and abstracts of 200-500 words should be sent by 31 May 2008 (preferably by e-mail to guleraras@yahoo.com). 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 on from the example of the 6th Conference in KL, a Young Academician Award will be made during this colloquium.

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