Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Call for Papers: Seventh Annual ICCSR Symposium

A call for papers is being made for the Seventh Annual International Centre for Corporate Social responsibility (ICCRS) Symposium at Nottingham University Business School in the UK.
The ICCSR is interested in conceptual, theoretical or empirical papers that present new research, ideas on business models, strategies and stakeholder engagement processes that a) respond to factors contributing to poverty; and b) advance sustainable community development in developing countries.
We are inviting multidisciplinary papers which contribute knowledge on how companies are transforming value chain activities to benefit local communities.
The papers can cover, but are not limited to, the following areas:
  • · Corporations and community (and, or social) enterprise development
  • · Corporations and community asset-building
  • · Business approaches towards community empowerment and capacity building
  • · Social partnerships and Stakeholder engagement.

Authors interested in submitting a paper for presentation at the symposium should submit an abstract of 1000 words to judy.muthuri@nottingham.ac.uk by Friday, 11th December 2009.
The ICCSR will also be preparing a special issue of Business & Society on this topic, to be edited by Prof. Jeremy Moon, Dr. Judy Muthuri and Dr Uwafiokun Idemudia. Papers presented at the symposium will be considered along with those responding to the journal's own call for papers.
A more extensive outline of the symposium to be held on Tuesday 27th April 2010 is now available to download from http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/business/iccsr

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