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Title: Gaining Evidence, the critical role of CSR audits to measure the performance of business in society.
Jane Arnott
Corresponding author
GoodCorporation (UK)






[Abstract]
This paper will argue the case for CSR audits as a means to measure and call business to account for their CSR performance and the impact of this performance in broader societal terms. It will addre...


 
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Title: Monitoring and auditing labour standards in retail industry supply chains: a comparative study of voluntary and multi-stakeholder initiatives
Laurence Beierlein
Presenter
Paris 12 University






[Abstract]
This paper is focussed on business and multi-stakeholder initiatives related to monitoring and auditing labour standards in retailers’ supply chains. It proposes to comparatively assess and to questio...


 
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Title: "Walk the talk?" Framing New Governance Mechanisms in Business Ethics
Thomas Beschorner
Corresponding author,Presenter
Université de Montréal






[Abstract]
The presentation will develop a theoretical framework to understand the opportunities and the risks associated with new governance mechanisms in the context of business ethics, such as social standard...


 
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Title: Towards a Network Structure Typology of Governance Systems
Robert Boutilier
Presenter
Simon Fraser University






[Abstract]
The quest for global governance regimes is motivated by the need both to hold global corporations accountable in the same way as purely domestic companies, and to tackle global problems in which all s...


 
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Title: Failures in organisational leadership and brand management- a case of the
Petra Bouvain
Corresponding author,Presenter
University of Canberra
Ali Quazi
Other
University of Canberra




[Abstract]
The automotive industry has been experiencing difficulties as a result of the recent global financial crisis (GFC). Both General Motors (GM) and Chrysler have filed for bankruptcy; an example of the m...


 
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Title: Sensemaking and Social Capital Creation in Global Governance Partnerships
Itziar Castelló
Corresponding author,Presenter
Researcher at the Institute of Social Innovation, Esade Business School, Ramon Llull University
Thomas Maak
Presenter
Visiting Professor at ESADE, Research Director at the Institute for Business Ethics, University of St. Gallen




[Abstract]
The tourism industry has been accused for a long time of not caring enough about its environmental and social impacts. However, recently some collective effort towards a more responsible and sustainab...


 
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Title: In Search for a New Balance: The Ethical Dimension of the Crisis
Wojciech Gasparski
Corresponding author
Kozminski University
Anna Lewicka-Strzalecka
Corresponding author
Kozminski University
Boleslaw Rok
Corresponding author,Presenter
Kozminski University


[Abstract]
This paper presents current issues of the ethical dimensions of the present crisis. First, ethical dimension of experts responsibility is analyzed. This responsibility is a moral commandment to protec...


 
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Title: Collaboration for Business and Societal Change: PDX Lounge, A New Economic Development Framework
Erin Greeson
Corresponding author
MarketShift Strategies, Inc.
Ruby Gates
Presenter
MarketShift Strategies, Inc.
Stephanie Swanson
Presenter
MarketShift Strategies, Inc.


[Abstract]
Collaboration for Business and Societal Change PDX Lounge: A New Economic Development Framework By Ruby Gates and Stephanie Swanson Principals of MarketShift Strategies, Inc. Around the wor...


 
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Title: Quantum Game Theory and Social Criticism The Case of Corporate Citizenship
Matthew Haigh
Corresponding author,Presenter
Aarhus University
Marc Jones
Other
Ashridge Business School




[Abstract]
Quantum theoretic ideas when applied to classical game theory allow knowledge of moves of other players (the so-called quantum miracle move) to determine the outcomes of interaction problems. This wor...


 
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Title: The evolution of the relationship between the CEO and the CR manager during the current crisis: Questioning the CEO role in the CR deepening. Comparison France – Spain - US
Tanguy Jacopin
Corresponding author
IESE Business School
Joan Fontrodona
Corresponding author
IESE Business School




[Abstract]
The aim of this paper is to question the evolution of the role of the CEO in the CR deepening. If CEO advocated for the creation of CR Departments at the beginning of the 21st Century, the behaviour o...


 
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Title: The credit crisis and the climate crisis: Killing two birds with one stone?
Ans Kolk
Corresponding author,Presenter
University of Amsterdam Business School






[Abstract]
This contribution will examine multiple ways in which the economic recession, credit crisis and the climate issue interact, and where policy measures (potentially) conflict or might be mutually reinfo...


 
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Title: The Current Financial Market Crisis: Corporate Governance and the Challenge of Global Markets
Sue Konzelmann
Corresponding author,Presenter
London Centre for Corporate Governance and Ethics, Birkbeck, University of London
Marc Fovargue Davies
Other
London Centre for Corporate Governance and Ethics, Birkbeck, University of London




[Abstract]
This paper traces the current financial market crisis to a breakdown in governance that has its roots in the co-evolution of political and economic developments and of theory and policy since the 1929...


 
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Title: CSR is Dead: CSR as a transition to the Sustainable Enterprise Economy
Malcolm McIntosh
Corresponding author,Presenter
Asia-Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise, Griffith University






[Abstract]
Response to EABIS call for papers for annual colloquium in Barcelona September 2009 Abstract CSR is Dead: CSR as part of a transition to the Sustainable Enterprise Economy A sustainable ente...


 
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Title: The Purpose of the Firm. A Dialogue between the Stakeholder Theory and Catholic Social Teaching
Domenec Melé
Presenter
IESE Business School






[Abstract]
Since R. Edward Freeman introduced the stakeholder concept in strategic management literature in 1984, a great many scholars and practitioners have developed this model or apply it in managing busine...


 
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Title: Montesquieu for the 21st Century: An Approach to Global Governance
Atle Midttun
Corresponding author
Norwegian School of Mgt.






[Abstract]
Montesquieu for the 21st Century: An Approach to Global Governance...


 
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Title: Governance for ecological security: Golf and voluntary environmental programmes
Dino Minoli
Corresponding author,Presenter
University of Wales in Cardiff
Mark Smith
Presenter
Birmingham City University




[Abstract]
Corporate governance for environmental security is discussed in relation to voluntary environmental programmes (VEP) in sport, leisure and tourism, and specifically golf. The golf industry is signific...


 
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Title: Return of the State? The G20, the financial crisis and power in the world economy
Donald Nordberg
Corresponding author,Presenter
London Metropolitan Business School






[Abstract]
The Group of Twenty and the new world order it is meant to signify have prompted a wave of triumphalism around the world from those who, like French President Nicolas Sarkozy, bemoan the influences of...


 
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Title: Corporate Governance Reform within the UK Banking Industry and its Effect on Firm Performance
Elewechi Okike
Corresponding author,Presenter
University of Sunderland
Andrew Turton
Corresponding author
E-on Energy




[Abstract]
Using a sample of four UK banks, this study examined whether improved levels of corporate governance lead to higher levels of firm performance within the UK banking industry over the time period 1999-...


 
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Title: Sustainability Challenges and Strategic Planning in Brazil
Roberta Paro
Corresponding author,Presenter
Fundação Dom Cabral
Boechat Cláudio
Other
Fundação Dom Cabral




[Abstract]
Although the mobilization of business around the “sustainability issue” is clear, how far does the speech reflects in the permeation of sustainability in the strategy and management of businesses? ...


 
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Title: Responsibility in Paradise? CSR Tools of Companies Domiciled in Tax Havens
Lutz Preuss
Corresponding author,Presenter
Royal Holloway, University of London






[Abstract]
In contrast to the recent rise to economic importance of offshore finance centres (OFCs), the topic of taxation has so far created little interest among scholars of corporate social responsibility (CS...


 
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Title: Corporations as Green Global Citizens: The Prospect of Corporate Involvement in Geoengineering Projects
Shane Ralston
Presenter
Pennsylvania State University






[Abstract]
Widespread interest in geoengineering, or the deliberate manipulation of the Earth’s climate to forestall or reverse the effects of global warming, has recently given way to speculation about whether ...


 
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Title: Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives as Loosely Coupled Systems
Andreas Rasche
Corresponding author,Presenter
Warwick Business School






[Abstract]
This paper discusses the loosely coupled nature of multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs). Applying a concept from organization theory (i.e. loosely coupled systems logic) to research on collaborative g...


 
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Title: Sustainability Strategies for the Bottom of the Pyramid – Fostering Entrepreneurship in a Post-Conflict Environment
Ulf Richter
Corresponding author,Presenter
International University of Grand Bassam
Victoria Ferris
Corresponding author,Presenter
Trinity College Dublin




[Abstract]
Fostering entrepreneurship has the potential to create substantial impact on the poor in developing countries. Private sector logic and dynamics may be able to become the single largest contribution t...


 
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Title: Shaping responsible supply chains: From cost benefits to stakeholder value creation
Angeloantonio Russo
Corresponding author,Presenter
Università Bocconi & Parthenope University
Clodia Vurro
Corresponding author,Presenter
Università Bocconi
Francesco Perrini
Corresponding author,Presenter
Università Bocconi & SDA Bocconi


[Abstract]
Paralleling the globalization of production activities, new supply chain management models are emerging, differing on the extent to which social and environmental issues and concerns are integrated in...


 
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Title: Evaluating the enhancement of human security through analysing two partnership approaches in the mining sector in the eastern DR Congo
Miho Taka
Presenter
Coventry University






[Abstract]
This paper aims to examine whether a partnership approach can enhance human security by looking at the case of the mining sector in the DRC. The case highlights two key challenges in achieving human ...


 
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Title: Strengthen corporate governance through strategic communications of climate change initiatives – an analysis of current business practices and roadmap.
Arthur van Buitenen
Corresponding author
Practice group leader CSR | Responsible Business Managing partner and head of public affairs Pleon Netherlands
Crystal Nielsen
Corresponding author
MBA student at the University of Amsterdam Business School




[Abstract]
Because of the recent financial crisis, business has to deal with a more assertive government. This assertiveness is a direct result of the role governments play nationally as well as internationally ...


 
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Title: Habermas and the Hay Festival: Concern Universal's experience of the role of dialogue in facilitating alternative models of business and development
Helen Wadham
Corresponding author,Presenter
Manchester Metropolitan University Business School/Concern Universal
Ian Williams
Other
Cass Business School/Concern Universal




[Abstract]
As a new era in global governance unfolds, the paper explores how Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) can engage with business and other actors to meet two related ends: Firstly, to generate altern...


 
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Title: Voluntary Reporting on Environmental and Social Issues: An institutional analysis of practices in France, the United Kingdom and the United States
Cynthia Williams
Corresponding author
Bentley University
Sue Newell
Other
Bentley University




[Abstract]
Voluntary corporate reporting has become a mechanism by which to gauge a firm’s level of governance responsiveness and efficacy. While environmental and social reporting of corporate information has ...


 
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Title: Shareholder Activism and Corporate Governance: different strategies adopted by SRI pension funds in Spain
Laura Albareda
Corresponding author
ESADE Business School-Universitat Ramon Llull
Daniel Arenas
Corresponding author
ESADE Business School-Universitat Ramon Llull
M. Rosario Balaguer
Corresponding author
Universitat Jaume I- Castelló


[Abstract]
During the last decade, the development of SRI among institutional investors has converged with the development of new codes of corporate governance and the development of new shareholder activism str...


 
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Title: ROLE OF INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS IN MALAYSIAN PUBLIC LISTED COMPANIES.
Hairul Annuar
Presenter
International Islamic University Malaysia






[Abstract]
Johnson, Daily and Ellstrand (1996) had proposed that directors’ most significant duties consists of three overlapping roles of control, resource dependence and service, and that the board composition...


 
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Title: Challenging Times for Corporate Responsibility and CSR Initiatives: The Case of UN Global Compact Business Participants in the US
Jorge Arevalo
Corresponding author
Laboratory Institute of Merchandising
Deepa Aravind
Corresponding author
City University of New York - Collegeof Staten Island




[Abstract]
ABSTRACT Purpose: The main purpose of this paper is to understand what impact the current economic and financial crisis has had on the business sector’s corporate responsibility (CSR) efforts an...


 
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Title: Does CSR lead to the emergence of a new business model for multinational companies? A study of the management systems used by the French CAC 40 companies to integrate CSR into their strategy
Diane-Laure Arjaliès-de la Lande
Corresponding author,Presenter
ESSEC Business School - Department of Management Control & Ecole Polytechnique - Department of Economics
Jean-Marie Péan
Presenter
MACIF Gestion - SRI Analysis & Research Department




[Abstract]
Because they provide the tools that permit to choose, organize, deploy and monitor the strategy, management systems are said to be one of the necessary media for implementing and changing the corporat...


 
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Title: Corporate Social Responsibility in a global context: The case of Spanish companies participating in the UN Global Compact
Silvia Ayuso
Corresponding author
Research Fellow, ESCI
Juliana Mutis
Other
Research Fellow, ESCI




[Abstract]
The aim of the study is to analyze CSR practices in globally operating companies that participate in the UN Global Compact initiative, in order to gain a deeper understanding of how these firms ensure...


 
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Title: How do corporate governance characteristics affect CEO remuneration? Learnings from empirical studies and an agenda for the future
Xavier Beaten
Corresponding author
Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School
Lutgart Van der Berghe
Other
Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School




[Abstract]
In both academic journals and the media, a lot of attention is being paid to executive remuneration. Recently, this is further reinforced by the financial and economic downturn. Executive remuneration...


 
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Title: STAKEHOLDER AMBIGUITY AND MANAGERIAL DISCRETION: WHEN DOES STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT FOSTER A SUSTAINABLE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE?
Pascual Berrone
Corresponding author
IESE Business School
Carmelo CENNAMO
Other
IE Business School
Luis Gomez-Mejia
Other
Arizona State University


[Abstract]
Instrumental stakeholder theory contends that by properly aiming at stakeholders through stakeholder management strategies (SM) a firm can accumulate valuable resources and capabilities, and gain sust...


 
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Title: The Triple Bottom Line: A Positive Sum Game?
C.B. Bhattacharya
Corresponding author,Presenter
European School of Management and Technology and Boston University
Shuili Du
Corresponding author
Assistant Professor of Marketing at Simmons College




[Abstract]
Many companies continue to believe and operate under the premise that doing good comes at the expense of doing well. In other words, financial performance has a “trade-off” relationship with social an...


 
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Title: Responsible Governance and Accountability: How Finance and Strategic Management May Achieve Them?
Marie-Helene Bihr
Corresponding author,Presenter
CERAG IAE-Grenoble
Yuri Biondi
Other
CNRS - CNAM
Laurence Gialdini
Other
ESDES-UCLy - CERAG


[Abstract]
This paper aims to foster a dialogue between Finance and Strategic Management in order to start rethinking instruments of financial analysis, control and valuation in a comprehensive framework concern...


 
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Title: OUTSOURCING GOVERNANCE: WHAT FAIRTRADE REVEALS ABOUT THE LIMITATIONS OF NEW GLOBAL GOVERNANCE APPROACHES
Michael Blowfield
Corresponding author
LBS and Oxford
Catherine Dolan
Other
Said Business School




[Abstract]
The perceived success of alternative supply chains such as Fairtrade, Forest Stewardship Council, and organic agriculture in delivering better social and environmental outcomes than conventional ones ...


 
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Title: Corporate Accountability Revisited: in search of a construct known as the ´Good Corporate Citizen´
Jeffrey Bone
Presenter
University of Calgary, University of Alberta






[Abstract]
There has been a growing trend in corporate accountability models towards corporate citizenship as a defining feature. This trend has been documented in the United States, Canada, European Union and o...


 
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Title: The Corporate Social Responsibility in the commercial SMEs. An Ethical Proposal
Marti Carmen
Presenter
Fundacion ETNOR
Garcia-Marza Domingo
Corresponding author
Fundacion ETNOR
Ballester Roberto
Corresponding author
Fundacion ETNOR Manager


[Abstract]
The reality of the European Business (92% of which is made up by Small and Medium Enterprises) has brought about a broad debate in recent years about the implementation of Business Ethics and Social C...


 
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Title: The relationship between corporate responsibility, media reputation, and risk management: Can CSR affect media tone in the coverage of major oil industry incidents?
Paul Caulfield
Corresponding author,Presenter
University of Bath
Gabriela Miranda
Corresponding author,Presenter
University of Bath




[Abstract]
The recent economic crisis has drawn considerable media attention on the behaviours of large corporations and an evaluation of those behaviours as "responsible" or not. In this paper we con...


 
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Title: RE-FRAMING CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Louche Celine
Corresponding author
Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School
Dodd Tom
Corresponding author
European Commission




[Abstract]
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is being often presented as the solution to ‘create a better world’ and solve social and environmental problems. The question is: does CSR lead to positive develo...


 
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Title: Globalization, incentives, and the political interpretation of CSR
Geert Demuijnck
Corresponding author,Presenter
EDHEC Business School






[Abstract]
This paper draws a parallel between two tensions, one in the political sphere, between economic incentives and social concern, and one in the sphere of business, between economic growth and consumeris...


 
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Title: Unveiling the Potential of CSR for Business and Society: A Company Measurement Tool for CSR
Manuela Drews
Corresponding author,Presenter
Centre for Sustainability Management, Lueneburg






[Abstract]
The current economic crisis has more than ever revealed the necessity for companies to extend their single focus on the maximization of shareholder returns to the management of their complex stakehold...


 
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Title: STAKEHOLDER INVOLVEMENT AS A SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION PROCESS. USING THE ACTOR NETWORK THEORY
Manal EL ABBOUBI
Corresponding author
Post-Doctoral Researcher
Annie CORNET
Other
Professor




[Abstract]
We address the question of how organisations can gain the involvement of their stakeholders in CSR certifications projects. Dealing with stakeholders is not always a question of responsiveness. Social...


 
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Title: CEO Pay or Leader Pay
Gerard Farias
Corresponding author,Presenter
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Gwen Jones
Corresponding author
Fairleigh Dickinson University




[Abstract]
Compensation at the chief executive officer (CEO), and other high executive levels in an organization, is driven by agency theory with all its underlying assumptions. We assert that transformational ...


 
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Title: Responsible Procurement Management: Integrating Corporate Responsibility into buyer-supplier relationships
Laura Maria Ferri
Corresponding author,Presenter
ALTIS-Postgraduate School Business & Society
Mario Molteni
Other
ALTIS-Postgraduate School Business & Society
Stephen Brammer
Other
University of Bath
Andrew Millington
Other
University of Bath
[Abstract]
Social and environmental aspects of supply chain management have attracted considerable attention in light of numerous scandals involving global brand owners. In light of these, in this paper we exami...


 
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Title: Avances en el gobierno corporativo: necesidad de cambio en los roles relacionales de los actores público-privado.
Ramon Guardia
Corresponding author
President of Valores&Marketing
Ismael Vallès
Corresponding author
Director of Valores&Marketing




[Abstract]
La actual situación de crisis ha abierto de nuevo el debate sobre las relaciones entre el sector público (gobierno) y el sector privado (empresas). Si bien es cierto que en la presente crisis la falt...


 
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Title: Stakeholder Dialogue practices - an international comparison
André Habisch
Corresponding author
Chair of Social Ethics and Public Policy, Catholic University Eichstaett-Ingolstadt
Lorenzo Patelli
Corresponding author
Assistant Professor of Accounting, Department of Business, Benedictine College, Atchison, KA
Matteo Pedrini
Corresponding author
Research Fellow, ALTIS Postgraduate School Business & Society
Christoph Schwarz
Corresponding author
Research Fellow, Center for Corporate Citizenship, Ingolstadt
[Abstract]
The current economic crisis does emphasize the importance of trust in financial and business sectors. Formalized Stakeholder dialogues may appear as an instrument to generate and nurture trust relatio...


 
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Title: CR-driven Innovations: A Study of Motivation and Resources in Nordic SMEs
Minna Halme
Corresponding author,Presenter
Helsinki School of Economics
Kai Hockerts
Presenter,Other
Copenhagen Business School
Mette Morsing
Presenter,Other
Copenhagen Business School


[Abstract]
CR-DRIVEN INNOVATION: A STUDY OF MOTIVATION AND RESOURCES IN NORDIC SMEs Minna Halme, Helsinki School of Economics (HSE), Kai Hockerts, Copenhagen Business School (CBS) Mette Morsing, CBS Arno...


 
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Title: Customer needs for the material efficiency and potential for new services
Eeva Heinonen
Corresponding author,Presenter
Helsinki School of Economics
Markku Anttonen
Other
Helsinki School of Economics
Minna Halme
Other
Helsinki School of Economics


[Abstract]
In this study we analyze and show how material efficiency is understood in different companies in industrial manufacturing, retail and wholesale, construction and within transportation and logistics s...


 
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Title: Integration of Sustainability into the Core Business - Project Example at a Global Company
Alexander Holst
Corresponding author
Accenture
Daniel Schmitz-Remberg
Corresponding author
Accenture
Markus Messerer
Corresponding author
Accenture
Nils Garrelfs
Corresponding author
Accenture
[Abstract]
Current market drivers are tightening supply, sharpening demand, and intensifying rules. Companies are keen to increasingly incorporate a sustainability perspective into their core business processes....


 
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Title: Through dialogue against conflict in foreign dorect investments?
Salla Laasonen
Corresponding author,Presenter
Turku School of Economics






[Abstract]
The eucalyptus pulp mill built by the Finnish company Botnia in Uruguay has been called the most controversial Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) of all times. Even external conflict mediators were unabl...


 
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Title: Corporate Social Responsibility and the Demand for Market Economy´s Moral Quality
Nick Lin-Hi
Corresponding author
From 1st August: University of Mannheim






[Abstract]
Corporate Social Responsibility has emerged as key term for the discussion of the relation between business and society. Up to now it is still unclear what CSR means. The paper highlights that the con...


 
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Title: Stakeholder cohesion, innovation, and competitive advantage
Mario Minoja
Corresponding author
Bocconi University
Maurizio Zollo
Presenter
Bocconi University




[Abstract]
We propose a theoretical, dynamic model that links together firm propensity to innovation and change, stakeholder cohesion, and competitive advantage. Firm propensity to innovation and change is the p...


 
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Title: Sense-Making as a Key Element of CSR-Driven Innovation
Mette Morsing
Corresponding author
Copenhagen Business School (CBS)
Kai Hockerts
Corresponding author
Copenhagen Business School (CBS)




[Abstract]
Launching a CSR-driven innovation business takes place within the frame of reference of manage¬ments’ personal and organizational values and sense-making processes. Based on studies of 15 SMEs in t...


 
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Title: Re-theorizing the firm to strengthen the societal dimension of corporate governance - A socio-political approach
Ganesh Nathan
Corresponding author,Presenter
Cardiff University






[Abstract]
This paper attempts to re-theorize the firm from a socio-political perspective to show that a firm is not only an economic, but also a social and a political actor. This paper questions our traditio...


 
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Title: NGO-business partnerships. From philantropy to strategic value
Peter Neergaard
Corresponding author
Copenhagen Bus. School
Janni Thusgaard Pedersen
Other
CBS
Elisabeth Crone Jensen
Other
CBS


[Abstract]
| For many years the relationship between private businesses and NGOs has been one characterized by antagonism. However, during recent years, a change in rhetoric and practice has been noticeable. Sev...


 
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Title: All Animals are Equal, but…: How Managers in Multinational Corporations perceive Stakeholder Relationships
Esben Rahbek Pedersen
Corresponding author
Copnehagen Business School, Porcelaenshaven 18, DK-2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark






[Abstract]
The stakeholder approach has become a popular perspective in management and corporate social responsibility (CSR) literature. However, it remains an open question how real-life managers actually view ...


 
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Title: Shaping the Corporate Responsibility: CR manager´s leadership and strategy integration in Italian Firms
Matteo Pedrini
Corresponding author,Presenter
ALTIS – Postgraduate school of Business and Society
Mario Molteni
Other
ALTIS – Postgraduate school of Business and Society




[Abstract]
In this study, we formulated and tested hypothesis about the relations among the leadership of CR manager, the integration of strategy in CR to benefit from CR embedding in firm’s activities. Data of ...


 
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Title: New lenses available:revealing an unbiased view of business in society
Luis Perera Aldama
Corresponding author,Presenter
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Alfredo Enrione
Corresponding author
ESE Business School,Universidad de los Andes
Daniela Winicki
Corresponding author
PricewaterhouseCoopers


[Abstract]
The purpose of our paper is to present and compare five reporting models already in use throughout the world that are at the forefront of new unbiased ways we look at business and its redefined role i...


 
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Title: LEARNING FROM PRIVATE SECTOR´S VENTURES AT THE "BASE OF THE PYRAMID" : SOME CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE DEBATE ON THE ROLE OF BUSINESS IN SOCIETY
Francois Perrot
Corresponding author,Presenter
Ecole Polytechnique






[Abstract]
Since Prahalad & Hart’s seminal article on the concept of “Base of the Pyramid”, a large number of multinational companies have embarked on business ventures that target the poor in emerging countries...


 
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Title: Success Factors in Post-Acquisition Management: The Impact of the Acquiring Companies' Post-Acquisition Measures on Acquisition Performance
Tobias Roediger
Corresponding author,Presenter
European Business School (ebs) Oestrich-Winkel
Ulrich Hommel
Corresponding author
European Business School (ebs) Oestrich-Winkel




[Abstract]
Drawing on the assumption that acquisition success or failure is largely determined in the post-acquisition process, this paper examines the impact of post-acquisition measures of the acquiring compan...


 
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Title: Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Dialogue: Towards a Concept of Corporate Political Responsibility
Julia Roloff
Corresponding author
Professor at ESC-Rennes International Business School
Cyrlene Claasen
Corresponding author
PhD Candidate at ESC-Rennes International Business School




[Abstract]
The concept of corporate responsibility is fundamental for business ethics theory. It has been mainly discussed as corporate social responsibility (CSR) Carroll (2004; with Buchholtz, 2000) in economi...


 
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Title: The Legal Ontology of the Corporation as a Description of its Goal, and its Role in Society
David Ronnegard
Corresponding author,Presenter
INSEAD






[Abstract]
The paper traces the historical development of the primary legal attributes of the corporate legal form in the UK and US. It shows that these legal characteristics of the corporation have functioned t...


 
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Title: Sustainable Private Equity-The Ultimate Killer App
Robert Rubinstein
Presenter
TBLI Group






[Abstract]
Environment, Social and Governance(ESG) Investing has been increasing in acceptance and awareness. Most leading investment houses have created SRI funds or are in the process of creating these funds. ...


 
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Title: Where the action is: following corporate codes of ethics in their global trails
Johan Sandström
Corresponding author,Presenter
Swedish Business School at Örebro University
Tommy Jensen
Presenter
Umeå School of Business, Umeå University




[Abstract]
This paper addresses two implications of the uncertainty and complexity following recent failures in global corporate governance. The first implication is that we, as corporate responsibility research...


 
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Title: Fixing failures in corporate governance through increased state ownership. The intermediating role of markets, institutions and behaviors
Yuliya Shymko
Corresponding author,Presenter
IE Business School
David Allen
Other
IE Business School




[Abstract]
The efficacy of state ownership as another way “to fix” corporate governance failures has been the corner stone in the current political and academic debate about numerous flaws in existing socio-econ...


 
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Title: CONSUMER PERCEPTIONS OF CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY ACTIVITIES: THE CSR HALO EFFECT
N. Craig Smith
Presenter
INSEAD
Daniel Read
Other
Durham Business School /Yale School of Management
Sofia López-Rodríguez
Presenter
Univ Lille Nord de France; LSMRC / INSEAD


[Abstract]
While a “business case” is often advanced for corporate social responsibility (CSR), little is known about the precise impact it has on consumers. It has been widely speculated that socially responsi...


 
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Title: The impact of cultural embeddedness and common global challenges on the role and purpose of business in society. Lessons from the analysis of CSR discourses and practices in France and Brazil
Andre Sobczak
Corresponding author,Presenter
Audencia Nantes School of Management
Ligia Coelho Martins
Corresponding author,Presenter
ISAE/FGV




[Abstract]
The role and purpose of business in society differ over time and according to the national contexts. Within each country, both endogeneous and exogeneous factors have an impact on the way the relation...


 
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Title: Stakeholder Governance - How do stakeholders influence board decision-making?
Heiko Spitzeck
Corresponding author,Presenter
Cranfield University
Erik Hansen
Presenter
Technische Universitaet Muenchen




[Abstract]
Stakeholder governance mechanisms have been suggested to align the realities of board rooms with the concerns of the general public. Apart from anecdotal evidence for stakeholder advisory boards no em...


 
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Title: Corporate Social Responsibility as Viewed by the Public: a preliminary survey
Patnaree Srisuphaolarn
Corresponding author,Presenter
Kasetsart University






[Abstract]
This paper investigates how Thai people understand what corporate social responsibility (CSR) is . As most of the CSR activities are firm-oriented, a new perspective of value-oriented CSR might be nec...


 
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Title: The Role of Executive Remuneration on Earning Management in Thailand
Trairong Swatdikun
Corresponding author,Presenter
Mr
Tahir Nisar
Other
Dr
Guy Vernon
Other
Dr
Xiaoque Chen
Other
Ms
[Abstract]
Incentive has been introduced to align the interests between the principal and the agent. However without careful design, this mechanism can cause side effects in driving the manager to manipulate acc...


 
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Title: Management Conversations as CSR Strategy Development and Governance
Christa Thomsen
Corresponding author,Presenter
Aarhus School of Business, University of Aarhus
Birte Asmuß
Other
Aarhus School of Business, University of Aarhus




[Abstract]
Research on communication and conversation as a means to achieve desired results within strategy development and governance is scarce. Thus, there is a lack of insight into the interconnectedness of m...


 
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Title: Opinion Research as a Corporate Tool to Communicate with All Relevant Stakeholders - An Empirical Case Study within the Pharmaceutical Industry
Georges Ulrich
Corresponding author
gfs Institut of Reserach
Sybille Sachs
Corresponding author
HWZ University of Applied Science in Business Administration Zürich
Bruce Millett
Presenter
University of Southern Queensland


[Abstract]
Until recently, most corporations concentrated on very few stakeholders contributing to a firm’s value creation process. However, corporations increasingly realize and especially since the financial c...


 
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Title: Working within the system: investing in social goals
Julie Whittaker
Corresponding author
University of Exeter School of Business






[Abstract]
This paper reflects on the extent to which (socially) responsible investment decisions can be an agent for change towards a market economy more aligned to social goals. Although currently, responsible...


 
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Title: Ethical mutual funds: An experimental analysis of investor behavior
Iván Barreda Tarrazona
Corresponding author,Presenter
Universitat Jaume I
Juan Carlos Matallín Sáez
Other
Universitat Jaume I
Rosario Balaguer Franch
Other
Universitat Jaume I


[Abstract]
Mutual funds have grown considerably within the financial system. Investors may be motivated by the financial advantages offered by funds such as those deriving from professional portfolio management....


 
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Title: Consumers attitudes towards Cause Related Marketing in Cyprus
Marlen Demetriou
Corresponding author,Presenter
University of NIcosia
Ioanna Papasolomou
Presenter
University of Nicosia




[Abstract]
The paper discusses the importance of Cause Related Marketing (CRM) as a marketing tool used in building corporate reputation by addressing the needs of key stakeholder groups whilst addressing social...


 
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Title: Moving Beyond Human and Organizational Incongruence
Mark Esposito
Corresponding author,Presenter
Grenoble School of Management






[Abstract]
This paper explores the factors that block the creation of congruence in people and organizations and explores strategies that can simultaneous and congruently move people and organizations to a path ...


 
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Title: Comparative international study on small business leaders' perception of CSR and business ethics related concepts
Yves Fassin
Corresponding author,Presenter
Ghent University & Vlerick Management School
Annick Van Rossem
Other
Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School
Silvana Signori
Presenter
Universita di Bergamo
Heidi Hoivik-von Weltzien
Presenter
Norwegian School of Management
[Abstract]
The aim of the study is to draw an intercultural and international comparison of how small business leaders perceive CSR and business ethics related concepts. Using the Repertory Grid Technique, 20 SM...


 
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Title: Implementing the Principles for Responsible Management Education in Teaching: Insights from two European Business Schools
Martin Fougère
Corresponding author
Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki
André Sobczak
Presenter
Audencia School of Management, Nantes
Nikodemus Solitander
Presenter
Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki


[Abstract]
Launched in 2008, the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) adapt the principles of the UN Global Compact to the sector of business education. Within less than two years, more than 220...


 
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Title: Leader Complexity and the Common Good - Differentiation, Integration and the Quest for Responsible Global Leadership
Thomas Maak
Corresponding author,Presenter
ESADE & University of St. Gallen
Guenter K. Stahl
Presenter
INSEAD & WU Wien
Nicola M. Pless
Presenter
ESADE


[Abstract]
We argue in this paper that responsible global leadership depends largely on how leaders think about the world in which they live and operate ─ and thus on an appropriate leadership mindset ^...


 
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Title: Evaluating Strategy of Transformation & Ethical Engagement of Managers
Christian Mahieu
Corresponding author
LEM-CNRS-University of Lille
Jean-Jacques Nilles
Other
University of Savoy




[Abstract]
The present research programme attempts to analyse actions and experiments in companies relating to the evaluation of managers’ strategic practices and relationships with the construction of an ethica...


 
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Title: THE ROLE OF SENSE OF HUMOR IN AN ADVANCED PERSPECTIVE OF ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT
Salvatore Moccia
Corresponding author,Presenter
University of Valencia
Tomas Trigo
Other
University of Navarra




[Abstract]
The purpose of this paper is to analyze the relationship between virtues, sense of humor and organizational outcomes and to propose a tentative framework of relationships. ...


 
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Title: Best Practice or Best Governance?
E. Isaac Mostovicz
Corresponding author
Janus Thinking Ltd.
Nada K. Kakabadse
Corresponding author
Northampton Business School




[Abstract]
Recently, an award-winning article (Collis and Rukstad, 2008) advocated building a strong strategy statement, which consists of an objective, a scope and a clear advantage. While the authors recognise...


 
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Title: Integrating Sustainable Development into Business Teaching and Learning: Developments in South East Asian and Asia Pacific Universities.
Malik Naeem
Other
Asian Institute of Technology
Mark Neal
Corresponding author,Presenter
Asian Institute of Technology




[Abstract]
This paper concerns a project by the Network for Promoting Sustainability in Postgraduate Education & Research (ProSPER.Net), sponsored by United Nations University, and funded by the Ministry of Envi...


 
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Title: Social Value Creation, Management Competencies, and Global Corporate Citizenship: An Ordonomic Approach to the Rule of Business and to Teaching Business Ethics in the Age of Globalization
Ingo Pies
Other
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
Markus Beckmann
Corresponding author,Presenter
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
Stefan Hielscher
Other
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg


[Abstract]
This paper develops an “ordonomic” approach to business ethics in the age of globalization. Using a three-tiered conceptual framework that distinguishes between the basic game of antagonistic social c...


 
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Title: Changes in Attitudes, Changes in Actions?
Juliet Roper
Corresponding author,Presenter
University of Waikato
Eva Collins
Other
University of Waikato
Stewart Lawrence
Other
University of Waikato


[Abstract]
A multi-year research project in New Zealand has been monitoring the uptake of sustainability practices since 2003. Survey results in 2006 reported values and beliefs of management were the overwhelm...


 
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Title: Societal, Environmental and Stakeholder Governance as drivers for Competitive Advantage
Dr. Salil K Sen
Corresponding author
Adjunct Faculty & Post Doctoral Researcher (self study)
Dr Fredric W Swierczek
Other
Director iMBA, Thammasat Business School




[Abstract]
This research focuses on a set of societal, environmental and stakeholder governance drivers relevant to international firms that drive competitive advantage assessed by Economic Value Added (EV...


 
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Title: CSR Management Capabilities: A Case Study of a Thai Company
Nadhakan Shinnaranantana
Corresponding author,Presenter
Asian Institute of Technology






[Abstract]
This study investigates the skills and competencies of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) managers of an award-winning corporation in Thailand using a qualitative research approach. The aim of this...


 
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Title: TAKING THE ´CORPORATE´ OUT OF CSR: SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN SMALL BUSINESS
Laura Spence
Corresponding author,Presenter
Royal Holloway, University of London






[Abstract]
In this paper the corporate social responsibility (CSR) debate is reframed in terms of small business. The credibility of CSR as both an aspect of practical management and as scholarly research rests ...


 
 
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