Conference on CSR in SMEs
While CSR is becoming a mainstream issue for many organisations, most of the research to date addresses CSR in large businesses and considerably less attention has been directed at the CSR activities within small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). SMEs have long been considered to engage actively in CSR activities without a clear strategy surrounding these activities. The aim of this conference is to provide a forum for academics, practitioners and policy-makers to come together in order to:
Identify business case opportunities of CSR activities in SMEs
Identify best practices of strategic engagement in CSR activities among SMEs
Draw from the experiences of an ongoing CSR training programme among Danish SMEs
Discuss research on strategic CSR in SMEs
Particular issues that will be addressed within this broad agenda include CSR as a driver for innovation, the integration of CSR within business functions, and the competitiveness of the SME sector if it were to fully adopt CSR practices.