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CSR Conference and Special Issue

  • 1.  CSR Conference and Special Issue

    Posted 02-09-2019 11:14

    Dear ONErs,

    We'd love to see you in Boston in Spring. Please consider submitting a paper to the below conference and associated special issue.

    The University of Massachusetts Boston and EM Normandie have partnered for a conference on 'Corporate Social Responsibility across the Atlantic: Reviews, Issues and Perspectives', to be held at University of Massachusetts Boston, May 22-24, 2019. 

    Submissions should be short papers (3,000 to 5,000 words) outlining the research question, conceptual background, methods and elements of results of the empirical study, if it has been conducted (partly or completely); however, full papers will also be considered.

    Papers should be submitted by email to by March 3, 2019. Decisions and feedback will be communicated by March 15, 2019.

    The best conference papers will be submitted for consideration to a special issue in the Society & Business Review that will be published in 2020. A separate call for papers for the special issue will also be distributed.

    Comparative research in CSR between Europe and the United State has identified significant differences between companies on each side of the Atlantic. We invite submissions that address, but are not restricted to, the following issues:

    • Comparison of CSR practices, strategies and policies in the US and Europe
    • The intra-and-inter organizational factors influencing CSR activities and how they differ across countries
    • The lived experience of actors in charge of CSR implementation within the organization and how they live differently in the US and Europe
    • Differential impact on financial performance of CSR activities in the US and Europe
    • Differences in mandated and/or voluntary sustainability disclosure across countries
    • The relationship of CSR and corporate governance in the US and Europe
    • The relationship of carbon trading and prices to CSR in US and European markets
    • The role of Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) practices and impact on CSR outcomes in the US and Europe
    •  And in line with the EM Normandie research axis "Logistics Land Sea Risk": Differences between CSR policies and practices in the maritime industry across the US and Europe.

    For more information, please visit

    If you have questions, please contact Lucia Silva Gao (

    We hope to see you in Boston in May!


    Nardia Haigh
    University of Massachusetts Boston