Consumer Data Research Centre

Corporate Responsibility Research Conference: Call for Abstracts Currently Open

The 13th annual Corporate Responsibility & Research Conference takes place on the 11th-12th September 2018 with the theme “Engaging Business and Consumers for Sustainable Change”. The conference is being hosted by the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) and Business and Organisations for Sustainable Societies research group (BOSS) at the University of Leeds and promises a rigorously dynamic environment in which to experiment with new ideas, test theories and challenge perceived norms in the fields of corporate responsibility and research ethics.

The call for abstracts is now open with a deadline of 30th April 2018 (see below for specific guidelines).

With this year’s focus on sustainability and change, the conference especially encourages papers that will challenge the status quo in corporate attitudes towards sustainability and poses the question: how do we get business and consumers truly engaged in addressing the grand challenges of the present ecological and sociocultural crisis? Two sub-themes may be of particular interest, chaired by researchers from our very own Leeds Institute for Data Analytics:

From the CRRC:

“The conference is looking for theoretically informed and practically relevant papers on business and consumer involvement for sustainable change. It welcomes contributions from different disciplines and fields of study, including literatures on corporate responsibility, corporate sustainability, sustainable consumption, sustainable development, business and society, business ethics, ethical consumption, sustainable entrepreneurship, and organisation and the environment.”

The requirements for initial abstracts are as follows:

  • Files should be sent in MS Word format, and the file name should be first author’s surname. Please include names, affiliations and contact details of all authors.
  • Please use a maximum of 500 words, answering the following questions:
  • Research Question: What is the research question that the submission aims to answer?
  • Theoretical Framework: What are the main concepts, models or theories used in the paper? Include 3-4 central references.
  • Method: Which method is used for the research work?
  • Findings: What are the main outcomes and results of the paper?
  • Which sub-theme is your paper aimed at or is it for the open call?
  • Abstracts should be emailed to
Abstracts will be reviewed and selected by the scientific committee of the conference and authors will be notified of acceptance by 15th May when the conference registration opens.
For details on conference costs, see here.
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