7th International Conference on
Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility
‐ CSR in an Age of Digitization -
September 14-16, 2016
Humboldt‐Universität zu Berlin, Germany
www.csr‐hu‐ <>
We are cordially inviting you to take part in the forthcoming 7th International CSR-Conference at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin from Sept 14-16, 2016.

The conference will be themed around the issue of  “CSR in an Age of Digitization” by exploring the impact of digitization on business and society. However, additional pressing themes of CSR will be discussed at the conference like Circular Economy, Innovative Philanthropy & Impact Investing, Innovations in Sustainable Development, Aligning the Financial System for Sustainable Development, ICT Solutions for the 21st Century Challenges, and many more.
If you like to present your work at the conference, please follow the Call for Conference Papers below. 
 If you are a doctoral student you may present your doctoral thesis or parts of it at the Doctoral Workshop preceding the Conference on Sept 13, you are invited to submit your proposal by following the Call for Doctoral Papers below.
If you plan to attend the SMS-Strategic Management Society Meeting in Berlin following the CSR-Conference from Sept 17-20 you are invited to take part in the SMS Extension Workshop on “Strategic Social Responsibility. A Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives” on Sept 16 at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Please find more details here: <>
 More information about the CSR-Conference can be found at the conference homepage: <>
and soon at the Conference App.
If you have any question about the CSR-Conference, please contact us at:
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Looking forward to seeing you in Berlin at the conference.
Best regards,
Joachim Schwalbach
Conference Chair

We cordially invite submissions of individual papers and panels of papers for the 7th International CSR-Conference.
Submission deadline: May 31, 2016
Although the theme of the conference is “CSR in an Age of Digitization” we invite submissions that contribute to advanced knowledge creation in the diverse area of CSR from a scientific, practical and/or political point of view. We encourage submissions from sociologists, psychologists, philosophers, political scientists, legal scholars, economists, management scholars and others who want to bring the logic and empirical techniques of their science to bear on issues of CSR. 
 As with past conferences we will also be providing authors with an opportunity to submit their work to a special issue related to the theme of the conference.  This year the outlet will be Annals in Social Responsibility, co-edited by Timothy Devinney & Marc Orlitzsky.  More information about the special issue submission details will be given closer to the conference date. Papers not aligned with the conference theme can also be submitted to the journal via the normal submission process.
Submission Process 
Please submit a one-page proposal for each paper and add three keywords reflecting the topic of the paper (having a full paper is not a condition of either acceptance of a proposal or for presentation at the conference). Accepted proposals will be assigned to parallel sessions by the Program Committee. We also encourage panel proposals comprising multiple papers or a panel of discussants with distinctive expertise who will debate a common theme.
Submissions have to be send to:
submission@csr‐hu‐ <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2016.
For questions regarding submissions contact us at
info@csr‐hu‐ <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
 Call for Papers relating to the special session on
“Blockchain for Good: Distributed Ledger Technologies and the CSR Agenda” <>
 Looking forward to receiving your submission.
The Program Committee:
Joachim Schwalbach (Humboldt‐Universität zu Berlin), Chairman
Timothy Devinney (Leeds University Business School)
Robert Eccles (Harvard Business School)
Wanjun Jiang (Peking University Business School)
Sarah Jastram (HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration)
Anja Schwerk (Humboldt‐Universität zu Berlin)
Kanji Tanimoto (Waseda University, Tokyo)
For those working on their dissertation, please also note the Call for Papers for the pre‐conference Doctoral Workshop.
Call for Doctoral Papers

for the Doctoral Workshop on September 13th, 2016 

Preceding the 7th International CSR Conference at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
In collaboration with the HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration
The doctoral workshop took place for the first time in 2010 and it attracted more than 50 participants from various national backgrounds. 

The doctoral workshop will particularly address interdisciplinary research in the fields of sustainability and CSR in a globalized context. We are inviting PhD candidates from social sciences, law, business sciences and economics as well as from natural sciences and engineering to engage in a dialogue on solutions for global challenges of sustainability and CSR. 

Proposals should investigate subjects representing cutting edge fields of research. Particularly appreciated will be projects which incorporate cooperation with non-academic actors or institutions from the business or the civil society sector as well as the political sphere.

The workshop offers PhD candidates a unique possibility to present and discuss their research projects in an inspiring academic community of both fellow PhD students and experienced researchers. A friendly and supportive atmosphere will allow students to improve their academic skills and abilities as well as to connect with international PhD colleagues and faculty members.

An additional highlight of the workshop will be a session on publishing strategies, held by Timothy Devinney, former chair of the International Management Division of the Academy of Management, past co-editor of Academy of Management Perspectives, and co-editor of Advances in International Management and Annals in Social Responsibility. 


Participants of the doctoral workshop will be selected by a scientific committee based on submitted abstracts of not more than two pages. Proposals should contain the research question, central propositions, and the methodological design. 

Applications should further include a current short CV and the name(s) of their supervisor(s).

Presentations will be limited to 15 minutes with additional 15 minutes for discussion. 

Abstract submissions should be sent in PDF format to [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> until May 31st, 2016. 
Notifications of admission will be sent by e-mail in June. 
We offer a limited number of non-presenting students to attend the workshop as guests and discussants. Interested students should send the request to [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>  We will select candidates based on criteria of diversity.

Cost and Fees: 

Participants of the doctoral workshop will have to register at the normal conference fee for students. It allows participants to attend the workshop as well as all conference sessions. Accommodation and travel will be at the participants’ own expenses. 


For any questions regarding the doctoral workshop contact: [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Scientific Committee:

Joachim Schwalbach (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Chairman 
Carol Adams (Durham University Business School)
Timothy Devinney (University of Leeds Business School) 
R. Edward Freeman (University of Virginia)
Sarah Jastram (HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration)
Wanjun Jiang (Peking University)
Kanji Tanimoto (Waseda University, Tokyo)
Sandra Waddock (Boston College, Carroll School of Management)

Timothy M. Devinney
University Leadership Chair and Professor of International Business, Pro Dean of Research & Innovation
Leeds University Business School
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University of Leeds | Leeds | LS2 9JT | UK

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