Call for papers


4th International Conference on Social Responsibility, Ethics and Sustainable Business

Theme: Social Responsibility, Innovation and Quality of Life in Times of Uncertainty

American College of Greece, Athens, Greece | 8-9 October 2015|


You are invited to attend the 4th International Conference on Social Responsibility, Ethics and Sustainable Business to be held at Τhe American College of Greece, Athens, Greece on 8-9 October 2015. 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 various industries and profit or non-for profit sectors.

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 and Social Media,
  • CSR and Education,
  • CSR and Reputation,
  • CSR and Crisis Management,
  • Communicating CSR in the digital age,
  • CSR initiatives/strategies,
  • Corporate Governance,
  • NGO Marketing,
  • Ethical Stakeholder Engagement

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

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).


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)

Conference fees

Venue of the Conference

The conference will be held at the American College of Greece, Athens.
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 Athens in 2015 for what promises to be an exciting conference!


Georgiana F. Grigore, PhD, Faculty of Media and Communication, Bournemouth University, UK
Alin Stancu, PhD, Marketing Department, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Anastasios Theofilou, PhD, Faculty of Media and Communication, Bournemouth University, UK
Patrick Quinn, Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, American College of Greece.