CSR mindmap

March 30, 2011

Interesting article on a CSR mindmap: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2011/03/22/mapping-out-complexities-corporate-sustainabilty



March 22, 2011

The Network for Business Sustainability (http://www.nbs.net) is organizing next October 20-22, in Montreal, Canada, the international conference “SMEs: Moving toward Sustainable Development” (http://fr.nbs.net/sme-conference.htm) or download the Call for proposal: http://www.nbs.net/wp-content/uploads/NBS-CFP-SMEs_short.pdf

Call for papers

March 15, 2011

Call for Papers – Ashridge Conference on Sustainability and Organisational Change – Deadline for submissions 31 March

The Ashridge International Research Conference will take place 10-12 June 2011 at Ashridge Business School in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom (close to London).

The conference invites scholars, policymakers, executive leaders and others to share ideas and experiences from research and practice around the theme of organisational change for sustainable development. As more and more organisations begin to engage with the sustainability agenda, what are we learning from their experiences about how organisational change for sustainability really happens?

As a multi-disciplinary conference, contributions are invited from scholars with a focus on organisational behaviour, strategy, education, international business and marketing, public affairs, economics, management and leadership.

Full academic papers, research in progress, policy contributions and proposals for panels are invited by 31 March 2011. The conference is linked to special issues of the Journal of Organisational Change Management, the Journal of Public Affairs and the Journal of Management Development.

To download the full call for papers and make submissions, please go to http://www.ashridge.org.uk/airc2

Call for papers

March 14, 2011

October 10 – 11, 2011
UNIRAZAK, Capital Square, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contemporary Research Issues and Challenges in Emerging Economies

Call for Papers

This international research conference is jointly organized by the Graduate School of Business, Universiti Tun Abdul RAZAK (UNIRAZAK) and the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore, India. This is the 3rd collaboration and it is an annual event of these two universities. The theme of the 2011 Research Conference and Colloquium is “Exploring Contemporary Business Issues in the Emerging Economies”. The conference continues the tradition of bringing together academics, scholars, practitioners and PhD students to share the research outputs and to discuss current business issues relevant to emerging economies. Among the issues that can be discussed include but not limited to the following topics:
* Management
* Marketing
* Finance and Accounting
* Production Operations
* Globalization of business
* Social networking in business
* Corporate governance
* Creativity and innovations
* Human resource management
* Consumer behaviour
* E-commerce
* E-marketing
* Ethics and social responsibilities

In addition to paper presentations, the conference will feature: –
* Keynote speeches
* Workshop on Structural Equation Modelling using AMOS software will be conducted  by experienced researchers
* A stimulating environment for PhD students who present their papers will receive feedbacks from academics, researchers and senior scholars

Academics, PhD students and researchers are invited to submit abstract, full-length papers, research-in-progress, and case studies electronically to ravindran@unirazak.edu.my.

For more information, please visit: http://www.unirazak.edu.my/colloquium2011/

Global Energy: Sufficiency and Sustainability

March 14, 2011

5th Annual Global Business Forum · Baylor University

McBride Center for International Business

March 21-30, 2011

The International Energy Agency has stated it officially: we are living in an time of “unprecedented uncertainty.” Strained by the global financial crisis, climate change, environmental disasters in the Gulf of Mexico and elsewhere, political instability in energy-producing countries, political polarization in consuming countries, the rise of China and a wave of new technologies, the outlook for global energy supply and demand is, indeed, uncertain.

During the next 20 years, how will we satisfy the growing appetites of advanced, emerging, and developing economies for secure and sustainable sources of energy?

What will be the evolving mix of fossil fuels, nuclear, wind, marine, geothermal, biomass and other sources of power?

In the wake of the financial crisis, are capital markets, public entities, and micro-lending institutions prepared to support the investments that are needed to secure our energy future?

For our 5th Global Business Forum, we will assemble specialists from the academic, business, and public policy communities to explore these and other questions related to the sufficiency and sustainability of global energy resources.

Questions concerning the conference program may be directed to Steve Gardner, Director of the McBride Center for International Business (steve_gardner@baylor.edu phone: 254-710-6147). Questions concerning attendance, travel, accommodations, and other arrangements may be directed to Julie LaStrape, the Program Manager for the McBride Center (julie_lastrape@baylor.edu phone: 254-710-6048).

For more information, see: http://www.baylor.edu/globalbusiness

Tuesday, March 22

3:30-4:45pm “Sustainable Energy in the Developing World”

  • Smith Getterman, Sustainability Coordinator, Baylor University
  • Richard Hansen, Founder and CEO, Soluz Inc.
  • Brian Thomas, Senior Lecturer, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Baylor University
  • Megan Rapp, U.N. Consultant and Graduate Student, Columbia University

Wednesday, March 23

7:00-9:00pm Dinner, “Energy Security: Myths and Realities”

  • Charles Ebinger, Director, Energy Security Initiative, The Brookings Institution

Thursday, March 24

9:30-11:00am “Energy in Economic Development”

  • Bob Tippee, Editor, Oil & Gas Journal
  • Gurcan Gulen, Senior Energy Economist, Center for Energy Economics, BEG, UT Austin

11:00am-12:30pm “The Outlook for Renewable Energy”

  • Tod Perry, Senior Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Paul Clegg, Executive Director, Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.

12:30-2:00pm Lunch, “The New Geopolitics of Oil”

  • Joe Barnes, Bonner Means Baker Fellow, Baker Institute, Rice University

2:00-3:30pm “Energy Sufficiency and Sustainability: The Outlook from Industry”

  • Mark McCollum, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Halliburton
  • John E. Lowe, Assistant to the CEO, ConocoPhillips

Friday, March 25

3:00-4:15pm “Revolutions in the Middle East and the Global Energy Market”

  • Panel Discussion – Baylor Middle Eastern Studies Faculty,
    William G. Baker, Randall Brown, Mark Long, William A. Mitchell, and Lynn Tatum

Wednesday, March 30

7:00-9:00pm “On Topic: A Casual Conversation About Issues Facing Our Nation” (Waco Hall)

  • T. Boone Pickens, Chairman, BP Capital Management

For more information, see: http://www.baylor.edu/globalbusiness

New book

March 10, 2011

Case Studies in Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability: The oikos
collection Vol. 2
Edited by Jost Hamschmidt and Michael Pirson
320 pp | 234 x 156 mm | hardback | ISBN 978-1-906093-47-1 | May 2011


Call for papers

March 8, 2011

Management and Organization Review

Special Issue on ‘Behavioral Ethics, Organizational Justice,

and Social Responsibility across Contexts’

Guest Editors:

Deborah E. Rupp, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US

Patrick M. Wright, Cornell University, US

Samuel Aryee, Aston University, UK

Yadong Luo, University of Miami, US

Open for Submissions: September 1, 2011

Submission Deadline: October 1, 2011

The management literature is witnessing an intersection of research on organizational justice, behavioral ethics, and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Organizational justice deals with how fairly employees feel they are treated by the various stakeholders with whom they interact. This includes perception formation, the cognitive and emotional processing of events, attitudinal and behavioral reactions to perceived mistreatment, and the formation of justice climates within workgroups and organizations. Behavioral ethics considers those interactions between individual behavior and social contexts that involve morality-based social prescriptions and moral norms. CSR refers to firm activities that serve the social good and are beyond both the interest of the firm and what the law requires. Whereas these topics differ in terms of perspective and level of analysis (i.e., justice often deals with the self, behavioral ethics often deals with the context for justice and the behavior of potential transgressors, and CSR involves the actions of firms), what brings these topics together is a focus on fairness, individual rights, and morality-based (as opposed to profit-based) decisions. Research that integrates these themes has involved collaborations between micro and macro OB, psychology, sociology, political science, law, behavioral economics, business ethics, and philosophy. As such, we see topics such as morality, social norms, decision-making, social influence, motivation, whistle-blowing, deviance, governance, and business ethics being studied in new ways and through new lenses.

In parallel to these research advances are changes in business practices worldwide. The movement of ethics and corporate social responsibility to the forefront of global business practice signals fundamental changes in the way businesses interact with their stakeholders (e.g., employees, customers, local communities, and the larger society). Despite the global nature of this trend, many of these business practices have been driven by theories and research stemming from a Western context. Because responses to justice, behavioral ethics, and social responsibility cannot be meaningfully understood without reference to the social, cultural, and institutional contexts, this special issue seeks to showcase current and integrative research that highlights varying cultural perspectives within the justice, ethics, and CSR domains as well as the role of context on these issues.

Potential Research Topics

Both conceptual and empirical papers are welcome. Particularly welcome are papers that provide contextually informed extensions to Western theories. We also invite papers that take a Chinese perspective. Papers do not necessarily have to bridge the various topics mentioned in this call, however, the special issue will seek to present a balance of perspectives, levels of analysis, and methods across the papers featured. Particular topics might include (but are in no way limited to):

a) Justice and emotion

b) How organizational justice is managed across cultures

c) Moral motivation, moral awareness, and/or moral disengagement

d) Ethical decision frameworks

e) Neurobiological approaches to behavioral ethics

f) Individual differences in ethical behavior

g) Consequences of ethical and unethical behavior across diverse contexts

h) Justice climate

i) Global business ethics

j) How relationship-oriented societies address issues of fairness and behavioral ethics compared to other societies.

k) China’s adoption of the 2006 Harmonious Society Policy and the resultant changes in the balance between economic and social performance of firms in that region

l) The roles of indigenous CSR practices on societal values and vice versa

Questions about the special issue should be directed to any of the guest editors:  Deborah E. Rupp (derupp@uiuc.edu), Patrick M. Wright (patrick.wright@cornell.edu), Samuel Aryee (s.aryee@aston.ac.uk), or Yadong Luo (yluo@bus.miami.edu). You are encouraged to submit your tentative topics to the guest editors for feedback in the early stage when conducting your studies or preparing your manuscripts. Papers for the special issue should be submitted electronically through MOR’s ScholarOne Manuscripts site at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/mor and identified as submissions to the ‘Behavioral Ethics, Organizational Justice, and Social Responsibility’ special issue. All submissions should follow the ‘MOR Submission Guidelines’, which are available on the MOR webpage (http://www.iacmr.org). Papers will be double-blind peer reviewed and acceptance decisions will be based on the peer reviews and the standards described in the MOR mission statement.

Guest Editors

Deborah E. Rupp is an associate professor of Labor/Employment Relations, Psychology, and Law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She conducts research on organizational justice, behavioral ethics, corporate social responsibility, and the emotion regulation of individuals at work. She is also known for her work on the assessment center method, its use for training and development, and the role of technology in facilitating remote and cross-cultural behavioral assessment. She is currently an associate editor at the Journal of Management and serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and Journal of Organizational Behavior.

Patrick M. Wright is the William J. Conaty GE Professor of Strategic Human Resources in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. His research interests include Strategic Human Resource Management, how firms create competitive advantage through people, the impact of HR practices on firm performance, the HR function’s role in creating competitive advantage. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Personnel Psychology, Human Resource Management Review, Human Resource Management Journal, Journal of Managerial Issues, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, and International Journal of Strategic Change Management,

Samuel Aryee is professor and director of Research Degrees Programme at Aston Business School, Aston University. His research interests include organizational justice, employee-organization relationship, power and politics, and counterproductive workplace behavior. He serves as Associate Editor for Human Relations and also serves on the editorial boards of Academy of Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Management Studies, and Management and Organization Review.

Yadong Luo is the Emery M. Findley Distinguished Chair and Professor of Management at the University of Miami, where he served as Chairman of Management Department. He has authored over a dozen books, over a hundred refereed journal articles. His recent research focuses on international management, global strategy, and business in emerging economies. He is currently an editor of Journal of World Business, consulting editor of Journal of International Business Studies, and senior editor of Management and Organization Review.