School of Management
Royal Holloway University of London

The Centre for Research into Sustainability

ESRC Seminar Series for 2014 & 2015

Corporate Social Responsibility in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises: A Global Perspective

Economic and Social Research CouncilThree 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

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.


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Professor George Frynas, Middlesex University
Professor Laura Spence, CRIS, RHUL
Dr Judy Muthuri, ICCSR, University of Nottingham
Dr Jyoti Navare, Middlesex University


Middlesex Univeristy

Royal Holloway, Univeristy of London

Nottingham University Business School