Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to our AIB Annual Meeting workshop entitled:

*CSR of Emerging Country MNEs: Toward a New Research Agenda*

(Session# 171032)

*Time:* Monday, July 3, 16:15-17:30

*Place: *Room Emirates 6

While practitioners and scholars increasingly recognize the importance of
CSR practices for emerging country multinational enterprises, there are
still questions about whether existing theoretical and empirical approaches
apply to this topic. This workshop will provide an interactive forum for
discussing the challenges and opportunities of conducting research on this
topic, the current state of research, potential new avenues, and ways of
strengthening scholarly networks.

Participants will be organized into small-group roundtables to examine
specific topics concerning the CSR policies of emerging country firms.
Established international business researchers will moderate the
roundtables and elicit participants’ input. The workshop will conclude by
summarizing the findings of each roundtable, and offering guidance on
current research directions, and views on integrating CSR issues into a
research agenda on emerging country firms.

Our panelists include:

*Ruth Aguilera *(Northeastern University)

*Jonathan Doh *(Villanova University)

*Bryan W. Husted* (Tecnológico de Monterrey)

*Anne Jacqueminet* (Bocconi University)

*Tatiana Kostova* (University of South Carolina)

While pre-registration for this workshop is not mandatory, we have already
received numerous expressions of interest. To improve the organization of
the event, we ask interested scholars, including PhD students, who would
like to join the workshop, to send an* email *to Valentina Marano (
[log in to unmask]) and Elisa Giuliani ([log in to unmask]). In the
message, please include your affiliation and your * two top choices of
roundtable topics* from those listed below (roundtable assignments will be
based on a first come – first serve basis).

Roundtable topics:

*1. Motivations and scope for CSR adoption:* How do the organizational
characteristics of emerging market firms affect their decision to adopt CSR
policies and the salience of certain CSR issues over others? How does their
corporate governance influence their CSR efforts?

*2. CSR outcomes:* Does the adoption of CSR practices lead to better
corporate social performance for these firms? How is CSR related to
corporate social irresponsibility (CSIR)? Under what conditions do emerging
country firms adopt CSR policies in a substantive way, and how does CSR
adoption influence economic performance?

*3. Theoretical frameworks to explain CSR adoption:* How does current
theory inform CSR adoption in emerging markets? How do the unique
characteristics of emerging countries’ institutional environments modify
theories on the substantive management of CSR?

*4. Macro trends in patterns of CSR adoption:* Are emerging country firms
converging on established CSR practices and standards used by their
developed country counterparts, or are there persistent differences? What
is different about the emerging country context that may affect local
firms’ convergence to “meta” CSR norms? Do the unique institutional
constraints faced by firms headquartered in emerging countries change the
meaning of CSR from Western style utilitarian approaches?

We hope to see you there and look forward to hearing from you!

Warm Regards,

Elisa Giuliani (Università di Pisa) and Valentina Marano (Northeastern

*Elisa Giuliani*
Full Professor of Management
Associate Editor for *Research Policy *

Track Chair, *The contribution of MNEs to building sustainable societies*,
Academy of International Business, 2017

Track Co-Chair, *MNEs and sustainable development*, European International
Business Academy, 2017

*Contacts: *
Dipartimento Economia e Management
University of Pisa
Via Ridolfi 10, 56124, Pisa, Italy
Office # 319
Tel. + 39 050 2216280
Fax: + 39 050 2216267
Homepage: *

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