Call for papers

October 22, 2010

1st Workshop on Business Ethics (NEW !!!)
Brussels, November 10-11, 2011
This first workshop deals mainly with recent developments in business ethics in the post crisis world in research and practice. It will address Corporate Social Responsiblity and Globalization, Corporate Governance and Business Ethics, Global Governance and Ethics, Business Ethics and Human Rights …
The “European Journal of International Management” intends to publish a special edition including the best papers presented at this research workshop and at the 8th Workshop on Corporate Governance (May 30-31, 2011)

Submission deadline : May 15, 2011


Call for papers

October 22, 2010

“Building Capabilities for Sustainable Global Business: Balancing Corporate Success & Corporate Good”

Singapore, July 21-23, 2011

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Chair in CSR

October 18, 2010

Candidates invited for Solvay Business School CSR Chair

After the appointment of Prof. Nigel Roome, Academic Chair of EABIS, as the new Director for the full-time MBA at Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School; EABIS has been asked to look for a successor to hold the Daniel Janssen Chair of CSR at Solvay Business School in Brussels.

The Chair will be appointed at an academic level appropriate to the experience of the candidate.

In addition to the Daniel Janssen Chair, it is possible that the holder will be offered an Associate Academic Directorship at EABIS. The precise appointment will be determined by the qualifications and interests of candidates.

For more information, please write directly to

Call for papers

October 14, 2010

Social Responsibility Research Conference

July 14-15, 2011

Social responsibility: Perception and Reality

The Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility at the Milgard School of Business, University of Washington Tacoma is pleased to announce its second annual research conference on social responsibility.  This year’s conference will be held July 14-15, 2011 in Tacoma, Washington, USA.

The theme for the conference is “Social Responsibility: Perception and Reality.”  Customers, investors, and employees are among the key stakeholders that companies seek to influence through their activities and communications around social responsibility.  CSR information is disseminated in a variety of ways through a range of channels, sometimes resulting in widely differing interpretations of the company’s activities.  Whether or not they engage in activities labeled as socially responsible, businesses are being evaluated on their transparency, their reputations, and their impact.  These areas of scrutiny suggest numerous possible topics related to the conference theme:


  • Formats and mechanisms for reporting social responsibility
  • Institutionalization of expectations and requirements for social responsibility
  • Markets responses to information about social responsibility
  • Social responsibility in privately or closely held firms
  • Governance impacts on information quality and availability
  • Global regulatory requirements and enforcement


  • Consumer trust and skepticism around social responsibility claims
  • Cognitive and affective influences on interpreting socially responsibility activities
  • Impact on purchase and investment decisions
  • Role of reputation in acquiring human and financial capital
  • Communication strategies for social responsibility
  • Globalization and the role of social and environmental responsibility in emerging markets


  • Measuring and valuing the costs and benefits of social and environmental action
  • Social responsibility as a competitive strategy
  • Public-private partnerships and NGO relationships
  • Value chain approaches to social responsibility
  • Building a socially responsible corporate culture
  • Employee and customer involvement and engagement

The broad conference theme underscores the importance of understanding social responsibility from a wide variety of perspectives.  Researchers from a variety of scholarly backgrounds and disciplines are welcome to participate in the conference.

Call for Papers

Scholars from multiple disciplines are invited to submit research papers or proposals to the conference.  Both theoretical and empirical research is welcomed.  Submissions are invited for two types of sessions:

Research Paper Presentations: This format supports formal presentation of a fully developed manuscript based on original theoretical or empirical research.  Research papers should be approximately 30 pages in length.  Research paper presentations will be grouped into sessions of 3-4 paper presentations followed by a guided audience discussion.

Research Briefs: This format supports abbreviated presentation of research that is in development.  Research briefs should be submitted in the form of a 2000 word (approximately 8-page) abstract that frames the inquiry and outlines the theory or methods used to investigate it.  Research briefs will be presented orally in a roundtable format and accompanied by small group discussion.

Submission Guidelines

  • Follow the length guidelines above for each submission type.  Please use standard 1 inch (2.5 cm) margins and 11 or 12 point font.
  • Please number all pages of the manuscript beginning with the title page.
  • Include all authors’ names, affiliations and contact information on the title page (page 1).
  • On the second page of the manuscript include an abstract of no more than 250 words. Provide a list of up to five keywords that describe the main themes and topics of your paper.
  • Papers should be submitted in MS Word format to the Center at by February 1, 2011.

Information for Contributors

  • Papers submitted should not have been accepted for publication in a journal or at another conference.
  • All papers submitted will be double-blind reviewed by at least two reviewers.
  • For each paper submitted, the author(s) agree to provide blind peer reviews for two papers submitted to the conference.
  • By submitting a paper, the author(s) certify their intent for at least one author to attend the conference and present the paper if it is accepted.
  • Authors will be notified of their paper’s status by April 1, 2011
  • Authors of accepted research papers and briefs will be invited to submit updated manuscripts by July 1, 2011.
  • Abstracts of all papers accepted and presented at the conference will be publicly posted on the conference website.  Full text will be restricted to conference participants only.
  • Further details regarding the conference and the call for papers are provided online at

Submission Deadline: February 1, 2011

Call for papers

October 13, 2010

University of Waikato, New Zealand
5-7 January 2011

This year Sustainability Conference will take place in Hamilton, New Zealand at the University of Waikato. It is relatively young university that has forged a strong international reputation. Waikato is located in Hamilton on New Zealand’s North Island.  Hamilton is the fourth largest city in New Zealand, set in a landscape in which issues of sustainability are paramount.

This conference aims to develop a holistic view of sustainability, in which environmental, cultural and economic issues are inseparably interlinked. It will work in a multidisciplinary way, across diverse fields and taking varied perspectives in order to address the fundamentals of sustainability.

The conference will include numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by practitioners, teachers and researchers. We would particularly like to invite you to respond to the conference call-for-papers. Presenters may choose to submit written papers for publication in the fully refereed International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and social Sustainability. If you are unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are also available which allow you to submit a paper for refereeing and possible publication, as well as access to the Journal.

Whether you are a virtual or in-person presenter at this conference, we also encourage you to present on the conference YouTube Channel. Please select the Online Sessions link on the conference website for further details.  We also invite you to join us on Facebook and Twitter

The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and short abstract) is 23 October 2010. Future deadlines will be announced on the conference website after this date. Proposals are reviewed within two weeks of submission. Full details of the conference, including an online proposal submission form, may be found at the conference website –

We look forward to receiving your proposal and hope you will be able to join us in Hamilton in January 2011.

Yours Sincerely,

Michael Cameron
Department of Economics/Population Studies Centre
University of Waikato

New book on CSR

October 13, 2010

A book that I wrote, based on my doctoral dissertation, entitled “Corporate Social Responsibility in International Settings: A Critical Realist Perspective” (VDM Verlag, 2010, ISBN: 9783639255157) is now available.

Based on critical realism, the book explains CSR in foreign subsidiaries of MNCs, under a systemic approach that addresses the nature, causes, dynamics, and consequences of the corporate social dimension. It should be useful to scholars, graduate students, and executives interested in the CSR of international firms.

Best regards,

Ramon Paz-Vega

Department of Management

Universidad de Monterrey

Monterrey, NL, Mexico


Call for papers

October 11, 2010

Business and Society in the Middle East: Opportunities and Challenges in the Third Millennium

Conference webpage:
Important Dates (deadlines):
30 November 2010: the deadline for receiving abstracts
14 December 2010: notification of the approval of abstracts
14 January 2011: deadline for the submission of full paper