ESRC Seminar Series for 2014 & 2015
Corporate Social Responsibility in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises: A Global Perspective
Three universities – Middlesex University, Nottingham University and Royal Holloway – have launched a new seminar series on corporate social responsibility (CSR) among small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from emerging and developing economies. This seminar series breaks new ground, given that most research on responsible SME business practices to-date was focused on SMEs from developed, Western countries. This seminar series will be bringing UK-based experts together with experts from developing nations from Africa and Asia.
Three half-day seminars are planned for 2014
- Wednesday 8th January - Gaborone/Botswana as part of the African Academy of Management Conference
- Thursday 8th May - Middlesex University in London on 'Developed-developing country comparative perspective on CSR among SMEs'
- Wednesday 19th November - ACCA offices in London on 'Governance frameworks for socially and environmentally responsible SMEs'
The programme will continue with three further events in 2015 on CSR & SMEs in supply chains, social entrepreneurship and responsible finance.
The seminar series is funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), and is supported by ACCA, the Chartered Insurance Institute and the CSR consultancy firm Article 13. We anticipate an Edward Elgar Research Handbook to result from the seminar series.