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8th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility


8-10 September 2009
University of South Africa, Cape Town

For the 8th conference in this series we will be visiting South Africa where the conference will be held in Cape Town and hosted by the University of South Africa. It will be organised by the University of South Africa in conjunction with the Social Responsibility Research Network (SSRNet).

Call for Papers

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 theme of

NGOs and CSR

Although much work has focused upon corporations there is a growing interest in the relationship between business and NGOs and how this relates to CSR. We therefore consider that it is timely to look in greater detail at this relationship, 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 Accountability 
  • Social and Environmental Auditing
  • Social and Environmental marketing
  • Globalisation 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
  • Business, 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 Professor Stella Vettori ([email protected]) with suggestions.

Abstracts of 200-500 words should be sent by 31st May 2009 (preferably by email to [email protected]) 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 anticipated that an edited book will also be produced. Full details will be provided later. 

Doctoral Colloquium

This year we will again be running a doctoral colloquium on one 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 organised by Professor Dr Güler Aras and abstracts of 200-500 words should be sent by 31st May 2009 (preferably by email to [email protected]). 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 precedent set in the 6th conference in Kuala Lumpur, a Young Academician award will be made during this colloquium.

Venue of the Conference 

The conference will be held in the University of South Africa. The conference fee will be announced later and will include accommodation, meals and conference materials. An optional sightseeing tour will be organised at the end of the conference; full details will be available later. We look forward to welcoming you to Cape Town in 2009 for the 8th conference in the series.

Full and updated details can be found at the conference website: www.davideacrowther.com/8csrhome.html

Professor Dr Stella Vettori                           Professor Dr David Crowther               Professor Dr Güler Aras

Conference Chair                                        Chair of SRRNet                                Vice Chair of SRRNet 

University of South Africa                             De Montfort University                        Yildiz Technical University

South Africa                                               UK                                                    Turkey

[email protected]                               [email protected]                  [email protected]