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  • Welcome to the 2018 ICSR Conference at University of Minho, Braga – Portugal | 24 and 25 of October 2019
  • The 8th ICSR Conference Theme: Corporate responsibility, sustainability & markets

Important dates

Abstracts registration: July 1st, 2019 (extended deadline)
Author notification: 2 July 2019
Early bird fee: payments made until 15 of September 2019

Conference delegate: 250 EURO.
Doctoral students: 150 EURO.

Regular conference fee payments made by 10th of October 2019.

Conference delegate: 325 EURO.
Doctoral students – 175 EURO.

Attending the Conference: October 24-25, 2019.

Dr Anthony Samuel keynote at ICSR 2019

Dr Anthony Samuel (PhD Cardiff University) is a Lecturer in Marketing and Strategy at Cardiff University with a research interest in the field of Fair Trade marketing and social enterprise.  Anthony’s multidisciplinary research embraces geographical and socio-economic notions of place into the marketing dynamic. 


His research navigates the complex interfaces between place management/ marketing, social enterprises, sustainable business practices and ethical consumption. Recently his work has concentrated on the challenges social enterprises face while operating in places that are suffering from social and economic deprivation.

Anthony’s work has been published in a number of leading journals including; The Journal of Business Ethics, The European Journal of Marketing, Tourism Management, The Journal of Consumer Behaviour, Local Economy, The Journal of Macromarketing and The Social Enterprise Journal.

Professor Jean-Pascal Gond keynote at ICSR 2019

Professor Jean-Pascal Gond is Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility at Cass Business School, City, University of London where he heads ETHOS – The Centre for Responsible Enterprise.

His research mobilizes organization theory and economic sociology to investigate corporate social responsibility and responsible investment. His current research on CSR includes the roles of standards and metrics in the institutionalization of CSR in the financial marketplace and in corporations, the influence of CSR on employees and the effectiveness of investors’ engagement of corporation on environmental, social and governance issues.

He has published more than 50 articles in the fields of corporate responsibility and organization theory in leading academic journals such as Academy of Management Review, Business and Society, Business Ethics Quarterly, Economy and Society, Human Relations, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management, and Journal of Management Studies. 

Professor Luis Filipe LAGES keynote at ICSR 2019

Luís Filipe Lages (PhD Warwick, Post-Doc MIT & Stanford) is the Creator of the VCW-Value Creation Wheel which results from two decades of cooperation with organizations (from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies), governments, societies, and individuals.

He is Full Professor (Professor Catedrático) at Nova SBE, Nova University of Lisbon, Portugal and Director of the VCW Center at Nova. He held(s) visiting positions in several schools across the globe (e.g., City University of Hong Kong, Korea University Business School, London Business School, MIT-Engineering School, MIT-Sloan School of Management, Stanford-Graduate School of Business and Vienna University).
His fields of consultancy, teaching and research are value creation, co-creation, problem-solving, marketing strategy, international marketing, innovation and technology transfer to the market. In the fields of value creation and co-creation is work is among the top 10 most cited in the world and top 3 in Europe.
In 2018 he was recipient of the American Marketing Association Global Marketing SIG Research Excellence Award. This AMA Award “recognizes an outstanding article published in a widely recognized and highly respected refereed journal that has made a significant contribution to the literature on global marketing in previous 10 years (2008-2017).”
His work has been presented to corporate, business, governmental and university audiences across the globe and appeared in the main international business media such as Time & Wall Street Journal.

More details are available here. 

Professor Maria Céu Cortez keynote at ICSR 2019

Maria Céu Cortez is Full Professor of Management at the School of Economics and Management, University of Minho. She is director of the PhD in Business Administration of the University of Minho and Associate Editor of the European Journal of Finance.

Her research focuses on socially responsible investments and portfolio performance evaluation and has been published in several journals, such as: Journal of Business Ethics, Business Ethics- An European Review, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, Journal of Banking and Finance, Quantitative Finance, European Financial Management, European Journal of Finance, Financial Markets and Portfolio Management, International Journal of Finance & Economics, International Review of Financial Analysis, Applied Economics Letters, Journal of Cleaner Production and Research in International Business and Finance.

Call for papers ICSR 2019

The 8th International Conference on Social Responsibility, Ethics and Sustainable Business

Theme: Corporate responsibility, sustainability & markets

University of Minho, Braga, Portugal

24 – 25 October 2019  

In this conference we want to address how evolving marketing purposes in organisations and/or market logics, connect with the purpose of corporate responsibility and sustainability practices, or related community and societal logics. Are individuals turning away from the irresponsible global corporation and seeking out the small, the ethical and the socially responsible to buy from? We can further inquire which markets and organisations are supported by a new sensitivity to social responsibility and sustainability ideas, principles, practices, arrangements, and agendas, and which markets might be weakened by such principles. What emerging markets can we imagine that are inherently responsible? Does the integration of corporate responsibility strategies and practices change the ways in which organisations operate? How are markets shaped by or shape social enterprises or non-profit organisations, and what do these new arrangements, or collaborations reveal? We invite contributions that address these questions. In particular, we welcome articles that include current thinking and developments by both academics and practitioners, combining theoretical foundations on markets and/or marketing and corporate responsibility with practical insights that help managers in decision-making processes. Below is an indicative (but not exclusive) list of possible submission topics:

  • Market growth or decline and sustainability;
  • Emerging ‘responsible’ markets (organic food, slow fashion, sustainable brands, etc);
  • The rise of social enterprises;
  • Corporate responsibility and market concepts;
  • Social or societal marketing;
  • The integration of corporate responsibility principles in marketing strategies;
  • Market benefits resulting from corporate responsibility;
  • Corporate responsibility and reputation;
  • Cause-related marketing;
  • Consumers’ responses to corporate responsibility and how these shape markets;
  • How marketing practitioners employ corporate responsibility or sustainability knowledge in their firms.
  • Teaching of CSR
  • Sustainability and education
  • SDG’s and corporate practice

 Submission of abstracts

Applicants should submit an abstract of 300 words in a Word document format via email to Dr Georgiana Grigore at georgiana.grigore@csrconferences.org by 1st of July 2019 (extended deadline). Please add the following information : (i) full title, (ii) all author names, (iii) affiliations of each author, (iv) abstract of the paper, (v) 3-6 keywords of the paper, and (vi) acknowledgements or disclosure notices (if any). Up to two submissions will be considered per author. Only the abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings.  

Review process

Acceptance for the conference presentation will be based on a review of the 300 words abstract. At least two reviewers will offer feedback on the abstracts.


Following the conference, attendees will be invited to submit a full paper to be selected to an edited collection with Palgrave Studies in Governance, Leadership and Responsibility’. Further information will be provided regarding the full paper submission.