Some more CSR events…

These come from the January edition of the British Academy of Management (BAM) newsletter… it’s well worth joining the BAM CSR SIG if you’re now already a member:


The CSR SIG is holding two interlinked events in March 2009, at


1. ESRC Research Seminar – 25th March 2009.

The second seminar in the series will ask:

Is Corporate Taxation Practice a CSR Issue?

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.

Confirmed speakers include:

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

Cost £20 for the day, with some bursaries for PhDs. To register, please fill out the registration form at  and send it to


2. RESEARCH CONFERENCE – 26 March 2009

Call for Papers

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.


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! Numbers will be limited, so early expressions of interest to the organisers are welcome. The deadline for papers and registration is 21 February 2009. To register, please fill the registration form at to


Please send a copy of your paper to the organisers, and for further information on either event please contact:

Alan Murray – Sheffield University Management School,

Kathryn Haynes – The York Management School,

Please note – both events can be attended separately or together. Each event requires a separate registration form. Please state clearly if you require B&B for the night of 25th March – a limited number of rooms are available.



Other events from the BAM newsletter…

5th Annual Family Enterprise Research Conference, Canada, April 2009.

“Rethinking Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental Sustainability and Stakeholder Management: Does Family Make a Difference?”


Submission deadline: January 31st, 2009.

 Further information is available at

And the conference website: HERE

For general information please contact Reg Litz,


Conference: Sustainable Industrial Development in China – CALL FOR PAPERS

Abstract submission by 15 December 2008 and full paper by 1 March 2009

Dates of conference:16-17 April 2009, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Organised jointly by Fudan University, China; Lancaster China Management Centre and Brunel

University Business School

Contact: Professor Alasdair MacBean, Conference Co-Director,




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