Theme: People and Corporate Social Responsibility in a Globalized World

School of Computing, Communication and Business
HTW Berlin, Germany
28-29 September 2017

You are invited to attend the 6th International Conference on Social Responsibility, Ethics and Sustainable Business to be held at the School of Computing, Communication and Business, HTW Berlin, Germany on 28-29 September 2017. This is a series of academic conferences that creates networking opportunities for both researchers and practitioners to discuss recent insights on corporate responsible practices in the non-for-profit and for-profit sectors. The conference welcomes scholarly papers and practice contributions on the following topics: CSR and Sustainability, CSR and Business Ethics, Social Media and Grass-Roots Campaigns, CSR and Education, Communicating CSR, CSR Initiatives and Strategies, Corporate Governance, NGO Marketing, CSR in the Digital Age, Reputation and Crisis Management, Ethical Stakeholder Engagement. This conference is an effective platform for growth for early career researchers and practitioners and it fosters a strong professional and academic network worldwide.

Conference theme

Contemporary research suggests that CSR has become disconnected from people who make it happen​. Previous studies highlight the link between CSR and competitive advantage, reputation, communications, stakeholder groups of financial performance, and there is less emphasis on the role of individuals in charge of CSR practice in contributing to the societal good. This conference invites papers that bring people back into CSR research. In particular, we invite contributions that expand current mainstream understanding of the role individuals have in shaping CSR theory, practice, policies, and discourses.

The main topics of the conference, but not limited to these, are:

  • People and morality
  • Global citizenship
  • Citizen’s voice in CSR
  • Diversity and responsibility
  • Migration and responsibility
  • Religion and responsibility
  • Emotions and CSR

Applicants should submit an abstract of 300 words in a Word document format via email to by 15 May 2017. No more than two papers will be accepted from any author. Authors will receive communication of acceptance or decline on 6th June 2017. Only the abstracts of the papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

Offers to run workshops, symposia, poster sessions, themed tracks or alternative events are especially welcome. Please contact ‪Maria Anne Schmidt, HTW Berlin ( with suggestions.

Review process

Acceptance of papers for the conference will be based on a review of a 350 words abstract. Following acceptance, attendees will be expected to submit a full paper, which will also be reviewed by two members of the scientific committee in preparation for publication in the proceedings.

Submission of abstracts

Abstracts of 350 words should be send in a Word document via email to

Submissions of full papers

Only electronic submissions are accepted. Manuscripts should be sent via email as text documents (.DOC/.DOCX). In order to facilitate the review process, authors are expected to submit:

The manuscript without any author names and affiliations, or any other information that could disclose the authors.

A separate electronic document containing only a title page with the following information: (i) the full title, (ii) all author names with affiliations, and (iii) the contact information (i.e., email and regular mail) of the corresponding author. If authors want to include acknowledgements or disclosure notices, they should use this document (a second page) to include the necessary information.

Manuscript Format

Length: The full paper will usually be 4000-6000 words (main text excluding references, abstract, appendix, figure and table legends). The entire manuscript must be double-spaced (including footnotes and references) and written on A4 page format, with 2 cm margins all around. Indents should be created using the tab function (1.27cm left), not the space bar (spaces).

Keywords: All texts must be accompanied by a list of keywords: 5 to 6 words or short phrases best describing the content of the papers. The keywords have to be arranged in alphabetical order.

Acknowledgements and Disclosure Notices: The manuscript must not contain any kind of acknowledgements or disclosure notices (as footnote or within the text). They may provide information that can lead to a positive identification of the author(s).

References: References should follow Harvard style. Authors should use a maximum of three-levels of headings:

  • Heading 1 – corresponding to the paper title (size 14, bold)
  • Heading 2 – for subtitles (size 11, bold)
  • Heading 3 – for sections (size 10.5, bold and italics)