10th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility

 18 – 20 May 2011

Loyola University, New Orleans, USA

The 10th conference is always a bit special so for our 10th conference in this series we will be visiting Mississippi, USA where the conference will be held in New Orleans and hosted by Loyola University. It will be organised by Loyola University in conjunction with the Social Responsibility Research Network (SRRNet).


Conference timetable (final version)

Accepted papers (with abstracts included)


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 we will be focusing on one of the most urgent issues of the present. So at this conference there will be a focus on the theme of

CSR and Sustainability

Sustainability is a central concern of businesses, governments and individuals at the present time. It is often related to environmental sustainability and the imminent arrival of Hubbert’s Peak coupled with evidence of climate change and resource depletion has fostered this view. Brundtland of course recognised the three pillars of economic, social and environmental as all integral to any concept of sustainable development. This is all intimately connected to CSR. We therefore consider that it is timely to look in greater detail at this issue, although papers addressing all other areas of CSR are welcome. Thus papers are welcome on any topic related to this broad theme and suggested topics for papers include:

  • Sustainable business activity

  • Business responses to climate change

  • Multi-national Corporate Accountability

  • Developing sustainable strategies

  • Accounting for climate change Social entrepreneurship

  • Dealing with Hubbert’s Peak Measuring and managing virtual water content

  • Carbon footprint accounting

  • Socially responsible business activities

  • Globalisation and Corporate Activity

  • Regulation of Corporate Social and Environmental Behaviour

  • Governmental Influences on Corporate Accountability

  • CSR and Corporate Risk

  • Corporate Responsibility and the Triple Bottom Line

Offers to run workshops, symposia, poster sessions, themed tracks or alternative events are especially welcome. Please contact Nick Capaldi  with suggestions.

Although preference will be given to full papers, abstracts of 200-500 words will also be considered. All papers and abstracts should be sent by 10th January 2011 by email to David Crowther. No more than 2 papers will be accepted from any author.

We will publish proceedings and full details concerning other publishing opportunities for the papers presented at the conference will be provided during the conference.


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 December 2010 by email to Guler Aras. 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 the tradition established at 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 Loyola University. 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 New Orleans in 2011 for the 10th conference in the series. Full and updated details can be found at the conference website


Professor Dr Nicholas Capaldi, Conference Chair, Loyola University, USA

Dr David Crowther, Chair of SRRNet, De Montfort University, UK

Professor Dr Güler Aras, Chair of SRRNet , Yildiz Technical University , Turkey.


Chair of the Network:  Professor Dr David Crowther, UK