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2011 International Conference on CSR in Sub-Saharan Africa hosted by PRME Participant, University of Lagos

Hosted by PRME Participant, University of Lagos, the 2011 International Conference on CSR in Sub-Saharan Africa will highlight pertinent issues on CSR in the sub-Saharan Africa, drawing from lessons learned from studies conducted in the developed economies, among many others. The conference will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton, Lekki Peninsula, Lagos on December 12-14, 2011. The main theme of the conference is “CSR for Sustainable Economic Development”. The conference will host both academic and practitioner sessions, which will create opportunities for knowledge sharing between academics and practitioners. The sessions will also provide an avenue for networking, promotion of CSR good practices and cutting-edge ideas.

Upon meeting the established rigorous review process, a select number of quality papers will be published in the special issues of the Journal of African Development and Thunderbird International Business Review (TIBR) Journal. Papers (book chapters) may be selected to be included in a proposal for a book titled “Business and African Development” to be published by the Cambridge University Press.

We invite you to contribute papers on any of the topics related to the following tracks:

Track 1: Research on CSR

We encourage you to submit papers reflecting your research in corporate social responsibility and related topics. Papers with practical applications are encouraged. Papers addressing any relevant topic within the broad theme of the conference, but not limited to the following are welcome:

  • CSR in the Entertainment Industry
  • CSR in Education
  • CSR in Information & Technology
  • CSR and Culture
  • Anti-corruption through CSR
  • Legal Issues on CSR
  • Poverty alleviation through CSR
  • MNCs and CSR
  • CSR in International Business
  • CSR and climate change
  • Ethics and Corporate Governance
  • Social Enterprise
  • CSR and Environmental Stewardship
  • Humanitarian Supply Chain
  • Sustainable Business Strategies
  • Social Entrepreneurship through CSR

Track 2: Teaching and Instruction on CSR

  • CSR in Strategy & International Business
  • CSR in Accounting & Finance
  • CSR in Marketing and Management
  • CSR in Human Resources Management
  • CSR in Operations Management
  • Social Entrepreneurship through CSR

Track 3: Industry Best Practices
We also welcome papers that offer best practice applications of CSR and explore the link between CSR practices and sustainable business performance in the following areas:

  • Alleviation of poverty through CSR
  • Alleviation of corruption through CSR
  • Effects of CSR on company performance

Please note that the above is not an exhaustive list. We want all types of papers – conceptual, reviews as well as different kinds of empirical studies. In particular we encourage authors to submit papers contributing to theory development based on in-depth case studies.

Accepted papers will be included in the 2011 International Conference on CSR in Sub-Saharan Africa Conference Proceedings, and the authors will have an opportunity to present their papers at the conference. Please, submit completed papers on MS Word with single line spacing electronically through the conference website at www.csrinsubsahara.org along with the name and address of the author and contact information.