Broadening the Scope of CSR Research in Europe
- Building Bridges between Fundamental and Applied Business Disciplines on the Role of Business in Society
The role of business in society is a complex and multifaceted issue. Therefore, academic research on corporate social responsibility (CSR) requires an integrated approach in understanding these complex realities. Nevertheless, CSR research to date has largely failed to draw from and be integrated into the applied business disciplines (including strategy, organisational behaviour, marketing, finance and accounting, business ethics etc) or fundamental scholarly disciplines (including political science, economics, sociology, geography etc). Neither has there been much in the way of cross-fertilisation or linkages between them.
This workshop aimed to explore some of the barriers and opportunities for broadening the scope of CSR research in discussion with leading scholars specialising in these areas, as well as those from applied business disciplines and fundamental disciplines from Europe and around the world. The workshop was a great success drawing over 75 participants from across Europe and even into North America. Academics from various disciplines participated and the discussion also benefited from the presence of practitioners.
The event took place on 26 October and was part of the CSR Platform project of the European Academy of Business in Society, in collaboration with 12 academic partner institutions, funded by the European Commission Sixth Framework Research Programme
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