The Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility at the Milgard School of Business, University of Washington Tacoma is pleased to announce its fourth annual research conference, July 11-12, 2013 in Tacoma, Washington, USA.
The growing body of research on corporate social responsibility (CSR) raises new questions for scholars that span across disciplines. Much has been learned, yet our knowledge is fragmented by an array of definitions, theories, approaches and conclusions that remain unconnected. This conference aims to broaden and advance the discourse on CSR connecting scholars with diverse backgrounds and approaches.
CSR describes an organization’s capacity for long term survival in a web of economic, social, and environmental systems. Many businesses have embraced CSR initiatives or incorporated them into their organizations. As global events remind us of the fragility of both natural and man-made systems, new insights are needed into the processes and efficacy of CSR efforts by business.
I especially liked the intimacy of the conference. It was a reminder that CSR is still an emerging sub-field within the business discipline, with growing roots and implications in various other disciplines. I see tremendous potential for growth in this field of study and for this conference.-2012 participant
Established scholars and doctoral students from disciplines including accounting, finance, economics, management, marketing and related fields are invited to share their research perspectives and results.
The aim of the one-and-a-half-day conference is to showcase the most current research within the disciplines and allow participants to identify points of intersection across disciplines. To encourage discussion and cross-fertilization of ideas, the size of the conference is deliberately kept small.
Thursday, July 11: The conference opens at noon with a keynote address from a leading academic thinker. Following are a discussion with a panel of top tier journal editors, paper sessions, and a hosted off-site dinner for all conference participants.
Friday, July 12: Start the morning with continental breakfast with academic colleagues. The day continues with more paper sessions on current research, a lunchtime keynote speaker from a major corporation, and a roundtable discussion and development of new research ideas. The conference adjourns by 5:00 p.m.
Journal Editors Session
Ellison Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
University of North Carolina
University of North Carolina
Editor, Strategic Management Journal
Professor of Business Administration and J.R. Allen Faculty Fellow
University of Pittsburgh
Editor,The Accounting Review
Doctoral Student Scholarships
The Center will provide scholarships covering registration fees and accommodations (double occupancy) for up to ten Ph.D. students who are focusing their research/dissertation on topics that align with this Academic Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility.
The 2013 registration fee is $99. It includes all conference materials, Thursday evening's gala dinner at Pacific Grill, Friday breakfast and lunch, as well as password-protected web access to the full text of all papers presented and the conference proceedings. Conference fees do not include lodging, transportation, or travel documents.
Negotiated room rates have been arranged at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown, located just a 2-block walk from the campus conference venue. Call +1 253-591-9100 or 800-321-2211 and ask for the "CSR Conference rate". The deadline to receive the block rate is June 20, 2013.
Please see the Travel Tacoma website for other lodging options.
The nearest airport is the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). International travelers may mistake the American capitol of Washington DC with Washington State; the University of Washington Tacoma is in Washington State, roughly 2,800mi/4,500km away from the American capitol city.
A list of private providers of ground transportation to the Courtyard by Marriott-Tacoma can be found here. Roundtrip fares vary from $60-80 and do not include a driver gratuity. The Sound Transit (public transportation) bus schedule and fares are listed here.
Local Area Information
UW Tacoma is located on Puget Sound just 35 miles south of Seattle. July is a terrific time to visit the great Northwest. For more information on the area, visit traveltacoma.com.
The 2010, 2011, and 2012 conference programs are available for download at the bottom of this page.
The 2012 Conference Proceedings are available only to last year's attendees. If you were are the conference and are unable to access the page, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to have your password reset.
Visa/Invitation and Acceptance Letters
We do provide invitation or visa letters to anyone with a paid registration. Please send your request to email@example.com. Any specific questions regarding visas should be directed to your local government, embassy or immigration office. Regulations vary from country to country, and are subject to change without notice. As a result, UW Tacoma is not in a position to be an authority and advise in this area.
We will provide letters to certify your attendance upon request after the conference. Individuals who register but do not attend will not be provided with a letter, nor will they be granted access to the conference attendees-only section of the website.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 253-692-5685 with questions about the conference.
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|2012 Conference Program.pdf||294.62 KB|
|2011 Conference Program.pdf||366.28 KB|
|2010 Conference Program.pdf||366.46 KB|