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Call for Papers--Social Change Related Opportunities

Academy of Management, Chicago, USA, August 10-14:  Bringing Back CSR into the Corporation

Call for Short Papers: 
PDW “Bringing CSR Back into the Corporation: The Organizational Dynamics of CSR” at AoM Chicago, USA, August 10-14, 2018
Organizers: Mette Morsing, Stockholm School of Economics/Copenhagen Business SchoolLaura J. SpenceRoyal Holloway, University of LondonChristopher Wickert, VU Amsterdam, and James P. Walsh, University of Michigan.
 
The Workshop: The proposed 90-minute workshop will bring together scholars interested in micro-processes of CSR to develop these perspectives in an interactive, supportive and interdisciplinary environment. After initial “scene setting” introductions by the organizers in a panel format, the session will focus on discussion and feedback on research projects based on pre-submitted abstracts. We particularly encourage PhD students and early-career scholars working on the topic of this PDW to submit their work in order to receive feedback!
Questions addressed in the workshop include, but are not limited to: 
1.     What are the dynamics, roles and relationships between managers and employees to develop organizational environments that support CSR?
2.     What are dynamics and processes among employees to engage in development of organizational CSR activities?
3.     What are dynamics, reactions and relationships between organizational members and outsiders in the formation of organizational responses to CSR expectations from external stakeholders?
 
Objectives of the Workshop: 
(1)  Share, discuss and develop ideas about how we stimulate more novel and impactful research to understand the importance of organizational members as a central agent influencing (or hindering) organizational change for social responsibility.
(2)  Show how different theoretical and methodological perspectives may contribute to elevate understanding of the mechanisms, dynamics and results of organizational members’ contributions to the Academy’s theme Improving Lives and societal betterment.
(3)  Build bridges between junior scholars and more established members of the academic community. The short paper format will allow junior scholars access to discuss their work with senior scholars at the short paper world café format.
 
Submission modalities:         
·      Short paper/abstract of up to 750 words.
·      Deadline for submission of short paper to christopher.wickert@vu.nl is June 15, 2018!
·      We will accept a maximum of 24 short papers based on research relevance and quality.
·      Notification of acceptance will be given at the beginning of July.