Globalization and Corporate Responsibility


2nd International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility, Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany 12-13 Oct 2006. Deadline: 30 Apr 2006.


Globalization and Corporate Responsibility

2nd International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility
October 12 & 13, 2006
 Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany

Organized and hosted by the Institute of Management and the Forum of Business & Society at the School of Business and Economics at Humboldt-University Berlin.

Program Partners: ESMT (Berlin), IMD – Forum for Corporate Sustainability Management (Lausanne), Nijmegen School of Management, and The Reputation Institute (New York).

The Humboldt-University Berlin with its program partners invites submissions to the 2nd International Conference on Corporate Responsibility. Topics to be discussed will range widely within the general theme about ‘Globalization and Corporate Responsibility’ and includes the following topics:

  • Globalization, poverty, and corporate responsibility
  • Corporate philanthropy and shareholder wealth
  • Corporate reputation, CEO reputation, and corporate responsibility
  • CEO leadership in managing the company’s impact on society
  • The role of the stakeholders in monitoring the company’s wider social, economic and environmental performance
  • The role of NGOs and the civil society
  • Nations’ institutional and cultural effects on corporate responsibility efforts
  • Corporate strategy, effective communication, and engagement in the local community
  • Metrics, reporting, standard settings, and accountability initiatives of corporate responsibility
  • Corporate Social Investment
  • Corporate governance and corporate responsibility

Please submit a one-page abstract using the online form at by April 30th, 2006. Your abstract must clearly identify your research question(s) and the actual/proposed methodology used. You will receive notice by June 30th, 2006 as to whether your topic has been selected for inclusion in the conference. Authors of successful submissions will be invited to submit a full paper. Submissions can be theoretical and/or empirical, including case studies.  Completed papers presented at the Conference will be considered for a special issue of the Corporate Reputation Review.

Conference program committee:

  • Joachim Schwalbach, Humboldt-University Berlin (Chairman)
  • Michael Bürsch, MdB, Centrum für Corporate Citizenship Deutschland – CCCD
  • Timothy Devinney, Centre for Corporate Change, Australian Graduate School of Mgt.
  • Charles Fombrun, The Reputation Institute, New York City
  • Jan Jonker, Nijmegen School of Management
  • Dirk Matten, Royal Holloway University of London
  • Wulff Plinke, European School of Management and Technology (ESMT), Berlin
  • Anja Schwerk, Institute of Management, Humboldt-University Berlin
  • Ulrich Steger, Forum for Corporate Sustainability Management, IMD, Lausanne

For more detailed information about the conference see the homepage:

Prof. Timothy Devinney
Director, Centre for Corporate Change
Australian Graduate School of Management
UNSW Sydney NSW 2052 Australia

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