Call for papers

3rd International Conference on Social Responsibility, Ethics and Sustainable Business

Social Responsibility, Social Change and Organizational Engagement

 Facultat de Comunicacio Blanquerna, Universitate Ramon Llull, Barcelona, Spain | 9-10 October 2014

You are invited to attend the 3rd International Conference on Social Responsibility, Ethics and Sustainable Business to be held at Facultat de Comunicacio Blanquerna, Universitate Ramon Llull, Barcelona, Spain on October 9-10, 2014. The purpose of the conference is to create a networking opportunity for both researchers and practitioners to discuss recent insights on socially responsible practices in the non- and for-profit sector.

Although academic in nature, representatives in the business environment will deliver case studies on sustainability practices and will reflect on the challenges and opportunities that corporate social responsibility brings to different industries. The main topics of the conference, but not limited to these, are:

  • CSR and Sustainability,
  • CSR and Business Ethics,
  • CSR, Social Media and Grass-Roots Campaigns,
  • CSR and Education,
  • CSR and Reputation,
  • CSR and Crisis Management,
  • Communicating CSR,
  • CSR initiatives/strategies,
  • Corporate Governance,
  • NGO Marketing,
  • Ethical Stakeholder Engagement,
  • CSR, SmartCities and Mobility.

 Please send an abstract of 300 words in a Word document format via email to by August 1, 2014. No more than two papers will be accepted from any author. 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 dr. Enric Ordeix, with suggestions.

Abstracts registration: August 1, 2014 (extended deadline)
Full paper deadline: October 30, 2014 (extended deadline)

Conference fees

Regular conference fee – 250 EURO: Deadline 15 September.

Early bird fee: payments made until 30 August 2014 – 200 EURO.

There are a limited number of fee weavers – 50% off the regular conference fee (125 Euro) — for PhD students. The fee weavers are offered on competitive basis. Please contact the conference chair dr. Enric Ordeix.

We will publish proceedings and full details concerning other publishing opportunities for the papers presented at the conference will be provided during the conference.

Venue of the Conference

The conference will be held at Facultat de Comunicacio Blanquerna, Universitate Ramon Llull, Barcelona, Spain.The conference fee will include meals and conference materials. There is plenty of good hotel accommodation nearby to suit all budgets and details will be given with registration details.

Full and updated details can be found at the conference website:

We look forward to welcoming you to Barcelona in 2014 for what promises to be an exciting conference. 


Georgiana F. Grigore, PhD, The Media School, Bournemouth University, UK

Alin Stancu, PhD, Marketing Department, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Enric Ordeix, PhD, Blanquerna School of Communication, Ramon Llull University

Organizing Comittee

Anastasios Theofilou, PhD, The Media School, Bournemouth University, UK

Dan Jackson, PhD,The Media School, Bournemouth University, UK

Cristian Ducu, PhD, Centre for Advanced Research in Management and Applied Sciences, Romania

Cristina Martorell, PhD, Blanquerna School of Communication, Ramon Llull University, Spain

Jordi Botey, PhD, Blanquerna School of Communication, Ramon Llull University, Spain

Josep Rom, PhD, Blanquerna School of Communication, Ramon Llull University, Spain

Review process

Acceptance of papers for the conference will be based on a review of a 300 words abstract. Following acceptance, attendees will be expected to submit a full paper, which will also be reviewed by two members of the international board in preparation for publication in the proceedings. 

Submission of abstracts

Abstracts of 300 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

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).


The "blinded" manuscript must not contain the name(s) of the author(s). The "witness" document has to contain all author names with affiliations, following the rule: <Last Name/Family Name, First Name/Given Name (Affiliation)>.


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 should follow Harvard style.

Titles and Subtitles (Headings)

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)

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