Submission Deadline: July 31, 2012
Submit to: Peter.Hofman@nottingham.edu.cn
The Society for Business Ethics invites papers to explore various perspectives on the role of corporate social responsibility ranging from more theoretical to practice-oriented, from a China angle to comparative perspectives, and from the micro-level to the sector/supply chain level and macro-level. These could include contributions from business ethics, corporate citizenship, accountability, sustainability and business-government perspectives, for example:
The Society for Business Ethics is looking for papers that explore how the development of CSR is reflecting a shift in the balance between stakeholders from government, business and civil society; a shift between normative and instrumental motives for CSR (Moon & Shen, 2010); and a shift from implicit to more explicit CSR (Matten & Moon, 2008).
The Society for Business Ethics especially invites papers that develop fresh theoretical perspectives, aim to apply recently developed conceptual frameworks or present empirical evidence in areas that are relatively underexplored in China. Examples of potential topics are:
- How does the interaction of regulations and institutions shape the nature of corporate social responsibility in Chinese firms at home and abroad?
- What is the evolving role of civil society (including consumers) in framing and driving CSR in China?
- Is there a specific relationship between philanthropy and corporate social responsibility in Chinese firms, and/or is it possibly to identify a distinct Chinese perspective on CSR and business ethics?
- CSR reporting is expanding rapidly in China - why and to what effect?
- What is the CSR contribution to the government's goal of a harmonious, innovative and climate-friendly Chinese society?
- How and why is CSR manifest Global supply chains and CSR in Chinese supplier firms?
- What is the nature of stakeholder engagement in CSR of firms in China and of Chinese firms expanding abroad?
- How do comparative perspectives on CSR and sustainability strategies improve our understanding of the Chinese experience?
- Are there particularly prominent instances of irresponsible business behaviour in China, why and how might CSR address these?
Please use Business & Society style for citations, references, and internal headings (see any recent issue of the journal). The references in this call (word or pdf documents) are in the basic BAS format for submissions: upper-lower case article, chapter, and book titles, journal volume numbers in italics, italicized book and journal titles.