BAM2009 conference – CSR track

January 29, 2009

*** REMINDER ***


15-17 September 2009

The Brighton Centre, Brighton


You can now make a submission to the BAM Conference at (there is a track specifically on CSR)


Please note for 2009 there are four submission categories: Full paper, Developmental paper, Symposia and Workshop. Information on the submission process for each category can be found at


The closing date for all submissions is Friday 27 February 2009.


Contact the track chair: Ian Harwood (


Active Community Grants – Southampton

January 26, 2009

The Active Community Grants is a scheme whereby University staff, University students, and local voluntary organisations can apply for funding to set up projects, which link the University, students and staff with the local community. The money comes from the Higher Education Active Community Fund. Since the grants began in 2003, over £54,500 of funding has been awarded to 41 projects.

The Active Community Grants are open to: The community and voluntary sector, University of Southampton Staff, University of Southampton Students, The Active Community Grants for 2009 are now open for applications! The deadline for applications is 20th February 2009. Please visit for more information and to download an application form. If you have any questions, or would like the information in an alternative format, please contact the Volunteer Activity Coordinator on: Email: Tel: 023 8059 7289 Internal: 27289

CSR job

January 22, 2009

Research Fellow (ESRC Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy)… more info HERE

Future CSR events

January 19, 2009

Details of some future BAM CSR SIG events for your diary… more details to follow:


June 17 – Chartered Accountant’s Hall, London  !! NOTE THE DATE CHANGE !!

ESRC Seminar 3

The Business – Society relationship. Who should pay for externalities?

Keynote – Professor Jan Bebbington, University of St Andrews


June 19 – Aston Business School

Teaching Good Practice Exchange

Following on from the success at Cass last year


September 1 – Centre of Social and Environmental Research, St Andrews University

ESRC Seminar 4

Human Rights as an issue of CR

This seminar precedes the Annual Congress on Social and Environmental Accounting. See:

CSR research conference: York

January 19, 2009


26 March 2009




Following the success of the last conference held in York in 2007, this day of research presentations and conversations is designed to complement the second ESRC Seminar held the day before. Full and developmental papers are sought in the broad areas of Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Citizenship, Business in Society, Sustainable Development and Business Ethics.


This SIG conference is designed to give members an opportunity to network with colleagues in the field, and presenters to benefit from review and feedback on papers submitted. This may be of particular relevance to those submitting to the CSR track at the main BAM conference (


Papers will be reviewed by members of the SIG.


Once again, with an eye on value, we have secured very keen prices from York, and the fee for the conference including bed and breakfast overnight on the 25th, plus lunch will only be £80 or £35 for day delegates. Travel and subsistence bursaries up to £75 are available for the first 8 PhD students to register.


If PhD students also take advantage of the offer for the ESRC Seminar, they could have the two days at no virtually no cost!


This conference offers an excellent opportunity for researchers to present their work in a supportive forum in the company of many established researchers in the field.


Numbers will be limited, so early expressions of interest are welcome. The deadline for papers and registration is 21 February 2009.


Please e-mail the registration form to:


E-mail a copy of your paper to each of the Conference co-organisers:


Alan Murray –  Sheffield University Management School,

Kathryn Haynes – The York Management School,

ESRC Research Seminar Series: BAM CSR SIG

January 19, 2009



‘When worlds collide’: contested paradigms of corporate social responsibility


25 March 2009 

The Auditorium, Alcuin Research Resource Centre

 University of York


Seminar Two

Is Corporate Taxation Practice a CSR Issue?


The second seminar in the series will consider the role of taxation in responsible business practice. 


Significant issues regarding corporate engagement with sustainable development and social responsibility are related to tax regimes across continents. At the same time, evidence of tax avoidance by multinationals seems to challenge their CSR credentials and cast doubt on the ability of governments to collect taxes due, thus undermining national social policies. There is growing coverage in the media critical of the tax avoidance schemes many multi-nationals are adopting. The seminar will ask: Is corporate taxation practice a CSR issue? 


Among the additional questions covered will be: Can taxation be used to alter corporate and individual spending decisions? How are business and social resistance issues overcome? How far can national governments go without damaging their own international competitiveness? Is taxation an opportunity to orchestrate international co-operation? To what extend, in a free market economy, is intervention advisable?


The seminar will also consider issues relating to green taxation and possibilities for improved social justice through taxation policies.


Presentations by

  • Professor Prem Sikka, University of Essex
  • Richard Murphy, Tax Research LLP and the Tax Justice Network
  • Gregory Morris, ex-Tax Partner, DLA Piper, now Nottingham University Business School


Responses by

  • Professor Jane Frecknall-Hughes, The Open University
  • Professor Matthias Beck, The York Management School


A panel discussion will follow with lots of time for questions from the floor.


Further information from: Alan Murray or Kathryn Haynes:


Registration and more information available : HERE

Call for papers…

January 14, 2009

Call for papers in the special session on

Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Management 

 European Operations Management Association, EurOMA-2009

16th Annual Conference, Göteborg, Sweden, June 14-17, 2009

The Track Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Management and is soliciting papers for presentation at EurOMA-2009 that contribute to improving sustainability in Supply Chain Management system design and operations. Supply Chain intervention has been used successfully by companies for decades to improve their financial bottom line. Could a Supply Chain and Operational Management approach be used as successfully in the drive to reduce energy use and cut harmful emissions across the economy?  Research on Sustainability in Operations Management may draw from varied disciplines, such as operations and supply chain management, industrial engineering, information systems, transport technology, logistics, and production management. Diverse but rigorous research methods are welcome, including empirical, analytical, numerical, and conceptual approaches. Sample topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Measurement of environmental performance in SCM
  • Development of Tools, Methods and Models
  • Managing organizational and technological change for sustainability
  • Identifying Cost Efficient Measures to Reduce Environmental Impact
  • Prerequisites for Successful Implementation of Sustainable Concepts in Operations and SCM
  • The Role of Customer Requirements in Designing a Sustainable Operation and Supply Chain Management System
  • Impact of Packaging Design and Strategy on Sustainable Operations and SCM
  • Sustainability’s Impact on Quality management, and error reduction in Operation and SCM.

Contributors are invited to submit extended abstracts (500-800 words) to the conference site,, by January 16th, 2009, following the conference instructions. Each abstract will be reviewed along the same review criteria as a traditional EurOMA abstract.

Decisions regarding acceptance will be made by February 13th, 2009. Papers are accepted on the assumption that the manuscript is an original work and has not been copyrighted, published or accepted for presentation at other conferences. At least one author must register, attend the conference, and present the paper. Full papers must be received by April 17th, 2009. Accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings. 

Track organizers:

Magnus Blinge, Chalmers University of Technology,


Alan McKinnon, Heriot-Watt University,


Maria Huge-Brodin. Linköping University,