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  • Welcome to the 9th ICSR Conference at Mid Sweden University, Östersund, Sweden
  • The 9th ICSR Conference
  • Welcome to the 9th ICSR Conference at Mid Sweden University, Östersund, Sweden

Important dates

Abstracts registration: May 1st, 2021

Author notification: 15 of May 2021

Early bird registration 17th of July 2021

Attending the Conference: September 22-23, 2021.

The 9th ICSR conference has been postponed to 2021

As we are uncertain about how long the Covid 19 situation will last, and whether travel bans will be lifted, and because the health and wellbeing of our network is a priority, we have decided to postpone this years’ conference by one year. 


The 9th ICSR conference will therefore now be in 2021. It will take place at Mid Sweden University, Östersund, Sweden on the 22nd and 23rd September 2021. If you have submitted abstracts you may want to revise these or progress them, and we’ll give you details about next years’ submission dates on the website. 


We would like to thank our colleagues Anna Sorensson, Besraf Tesfaye, Anders Lundström, Maria Bogren for all the efforts they have already made to organise the conference in Sweden, and for their flexibility to host our conference in 2021.


We will release communications about the next conference on our website, but in the meantime if you have any questions do contact us.


Stay safe.


The organising committee


Dr Maria Bogren, Mid Sweden University, Sweden

Associate Professor Georgiana Grigore, Marketing & Reputation, Henley Business School, UK

Professor emeritus Anders Lundström, Institute for Innovative Entrepreneurship – IPREG, Sweden

Dr Anna Sörensson, Mid Sweden University, Sweden

Professor Alin Stancu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Associate Professor Besrat Tesfaye, Södertörn University, Sweden

ICSR 2020 – Conference theme: Creating New Roles for a Sustainable Economy

Mid Sweden University, Östersund, Sweden| 23 – 24 September 2020

Theme: Creating New Roles for a Sustainable Economy

Sensitivity to social responsibility, and ideas, agendas, principles, practices and arrangements of sustainability are areas that require creating new roles and entrepreneurial approaches.

In this conference, we want to address emerging roles of existing businesses, markets, approaches, and practices for a sustainable economy. What new roles are existing businesses adopting in their practices in social responsibility and sustainability? How does the integration of sustainability and corporate social responsibility strategies and practices change the ways in which organizations operate? What types of markets are emerging for sustainable businesses? What is the role of social enterprises and non-profit organizations in shaping new roles and markets for a sustainable economy?

We invite contributions that addresses these questions.

We welcome abstracts that include current research combining theoretical foundations on businesses and corporate responsibility and practical insights that will create new role for a sustainable economy. Below is an indicative (but not exclusive) list of possible submission topics:

  • Entrepreneurship and sustainability
  • The role of social businesses in sustainability
  • Innovation and sustainability
  • Finance and sustainability
  • Local food and sustainability
  • Quality and sustainable development
  • CSR practices in SMEs
  • Tourism and sustainability
  • Sustainable city development
  • Policy development for sustainable economy
  • Businesses responsibility and reputation
  • SDGs for a sustainable economy
  • Nature based business and sustainability
  • Gender and sustainability
  • Consumer proximity and CSR performance.
    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 May 2020.

    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.