7th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility

3-5 September 2008

 University of Durham, UK

Conference Timetable

Scientific Committee

Accepted Papers


For the 7th conference in this series we will be returning to the UK where the conference will be held in the historic city of Durham and hosted by the University of Durham Business School. It will be organised by the University of Durham in conjunction with the Social Responsibility Research Network.

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

SMEs and CSR


Selected papers from this conference will be collected for publication in special issues of journals associated with the conference. Special issues of these journals will be published from the conference:

Social Responsibility Journal

International Journal of Banking, Accounting & Finance


Doctoral Colloquium

This year we will also be running a doctoral colloquium on the final 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 2008 (preferably by email). 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 example of the 6th conference in KL, a Young Academician award will be made during this colloquium.


Venue of the Conference

The conference will be held in the Durham Business School. The conference fee has been set at £350, which will include accommodation (2 nights), meals and conference materials. An optional sightseeing tour will be organised at the end of the conference, on 6th September; full details will be available later. We look forward to welcoming you to Durham in 2008 for the 7th conference in the series.

Aly Salama, Conference Chair, University of Durham, UK

David Crowther, Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility, De Montfort University, UK

Güler Aras, Professor of Finance & Accounting, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey


Chair of the Network:  Professor Dr David Crowther, UK