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THE 11TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, ETHICS AND SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS (ICSR)

PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA 5-7 SEPTEMBER 2024

ICSR 2024

Local Solutions to Global Challenges: Communicating Sustainability Initiatives to Diverse Communities

The School of Communication takes pride in being the first university outside Europe to host and organize the 11th International Conference on Social Responsibility, Ethics, and Sustainable Business (ICSR).

We warmly welcome all participants, offering a unique opportunity to connect and expand academic and industry networks. This conference provides a platform for sharing knowledge with a global audience united under the overarching umbrella of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically focusing on social responsibility, ethics, and sustainable business. Serving as a crucible for scholarly dialogue and practical insights, the conference aims to bridge the gap between sustainability and the diverse local and global communities. In an era marked by global challenges, the pursuit of sustainable practices has become imperative. The theme underscores the urgent need for communication strategies that effectively engage local communities while simultaneously addressing the global sustainability challenges we face. Effective communication of sustainability initiatives requires resonance with diverse communities' cultural, social, and economic nuances, fostering engagement and collaboration in global sustainability endeavours.

We invite participants to explore, discuss, and disseminate new theoretical perspectives, innovative approaches, best practices, and case studies. Our focus is on highlighting the pivotal role of communication in sustainability within the context of diverse global communication and communities.

ICSR 2024 POSTER

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Prof. Bartolomé Marco-Lajara

Professor of Business Organization
University of Alicante, Spain

KEYNOTE SPEAKER 1

CSR and Sustainability:  Challenges for The Tourism Business Environment

Professor of Business Organization at the University of Alicante, specializes in Strategic Management, Tourism Management, and Corporate Social Responsibility. He is the author of numerous books, chapters, and articles in these areas; a member of the Tourism Research Institute at the University of Alicante and has led several publicly and privately funded projects. He previously served as assistant dean of the Economics Faculty at the University of Alicante and currently holds the position of Head of the Department of Business Organization.

Prof. Dr. Azlan Amran

Deputy Vice Chancellor for Industrial and
Community Network
Universiti Sains Malaysia

KEYNOTE SPEAKER 2

Successful Factors for Impactful Community Development Projects: USM's Experience

Professor Dr. Azlan Amran is a Professor at the Graduate School of Business, USM and currently is the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Industrial and Community Network USM. He is also a seasoned researcher and author in the field of corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and sustainability reporting. Professor Dr. Azlan Amran actively engages in both national and international research collaborations and has worked on various research endeavors and consultancy projects with MNCs, SMEs, government agencies and various academic institutions. As the Deputy Vice Chancellor at USM he spearheads efforts to preserve and enhance USM’s academia-industry linkages, community outreach initiatives as well as efforts to improve institutional sustainability.

Dr. Esther Poveda-Pareja

Assistant Prof of Business Organisation
University of Alicante, Spain

KEYNOTE SPEAKER 3

CSR in Agglomeration Environments: A Tourism District Approach

Assistant Professor of Business Organization at the University of Alicante, holds a PhD in Economics, Business, and Society. Specializes in Corporate Social Responsibility and Strategic Management, particularly in Agglomeration Economies and Tourism Management. Author of numerous articles and book chapters in these fields. Engaged in public and private-funded projects and has edited several books on CSR and sustainability. Presented papers at various national and international conferences. Collaborated in teaching and research with institutions such as Copenhagen Business School (Denmark) and University of Leicester (United Kingdom).



SUBMISSION TOPICS

Below is an indicative (but not exclusive) list of possible submission topics – in alphabetical order:

  • AI in CSR Communication
  • Business Responsibility and Digital Platforms
  • Cause-Related Marketing
  • Collaborative Journalism 
  • Communicating Social or Societal Marketing
  • Corporate Responsibility and Reputation
  • Crisis Management and Communication
  • Cross-Cultural Communication 
  • CSR and Digital Communications
  • CSR and Integrated Marketing Communication
  • CSR Communication
  • CSR Communication and Consumer Psychology
  • Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
  • NGO Marketing
  • Public Relations for Sustainability
  • SDGs and Corporate Practice
  • Social Responsibility, Ethics, and Accountability in the Digital Society
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Communication
  • Strategic CSR Communication
  • Sustainable Advertising 
  • Values and Morality in Corporate Responsibility
SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS

Submit your abstract of 300 words in a Word document format HERE. Up to two submissions will be considered per author. Only the abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings.

SUBMISSION OF FULL PAPER

If you intend to proceed with publication, it is advisable to submit the full paper after the acceptance of the abstract using the full paper template that can be obtained by registering HERE. Full papers should not exceed 8000 words in length. Please note that accepted full papers will be reviewed by journal editors, who will select works deemed suitable and of sufficient quality for their journal. Some publications may require authors to enhance their work by 40-50%, which may involve adjustments to the title and abstract. Adherence to the specific procedures of each publication is mandatory, and publication decisions are contingent upon the manuscript's overall quality. Additional fees for journal publication might be charged separately by the journal publishers.

PUBLICATION

The full paper would stand a chance to be published in Palgrave edited collections and indexed journals as listed below:

  • Palgrave Studies in Governance, Leadership, and Responsibility
  • Business and Professional Communication Quarterly (ESCI) – Special Issue
  • Kajian Malaysia (Scopus) – Special Issue
  • Pertanika (Scopus) – Special Issue
  • European Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (Scopus)
  • Investigaciones Turísticas (Scopus)
  • Global Business Management Review (MyCite)
  • Journal of Entrepreneurship and Business (MyCite)

 

REVIEW PROCESS

Acceptance for the conference presentation will be based on a review of the 300-word abstract. Two reviewers will offer feedback on the abstracts. Subsequently, the same reviewers will also assess the full paper submissions.

IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract Submission Deadline     :  31st July 2024

Early Bird Registration Deadline   : 22 July 2024

Full Paper Submission Deadline  : 1 August 2024

 

FEES

Early Bird Registration 

By 31st July 2024

 

Presenter

 :USD 380

 

Non-Presenter*

 :USD 210

 

Doctoral student*

 :USD 210

 

Local Presenter

 :MYR 1100

 

Local Non-Presenter*

 :MYR 500

 

Local Doctoral Student*

 :MYR 500

Regular Registration

By 15 August 2024

 

 

Presenter

 :USD 480

 

Non-Presenter*

 :USD 310

 

Doctoral student*

 :USD 310

 

Local Presenter

 :MYR 1500

 

Local Non-Presenter*

 :MYR 750

 

Local Doctoral Student*

 :MYR 750

 

Boat Cruise Dinner

 :MYR200

                                             * Fee excluding Boat Cruise Dinner

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

Chair

Professor Dr Jamilah Hj Ahmad

Convener

Associate Prof. Dr Izzal Asnira Zolkepli

Deputy Convener

Dr Suriati Saad

Secretary

Madam Samsuriati Syamsuddin

Proceedings & Publication

Dr Mahadevan Krishnan

Dr Ng See Kee

Dr Rehan Tariq

Registration & Local Arrangements

Madam Azizah Ahmad

Madam Irene Audrey John Joseph

Finance & Sponsorship

Kayathre Rama chandran

Technical & Website

Dr Nurdayana Mohd Noor 

Mr. Dzulfikar Azmi Muhamad Aripin @ Isa

Mr. Zulhanif Sayutiam

Protocol & Publicity

Madam Noor Azlina Yusoff

Madam Nor Diyana Malik

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Prof. Emeritus Anders Lundström, Mid Sweden University, Sweden

Prof. Elio Borgonovi, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy

Prof. Guler Aras, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey

Prof. Alin Stancu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Prof. Ana Adi, Quadriga University of Applied Sciences, Berlin

Prof. Andrey Andoko, Universitas Multimedia Nusantara, Indonesia

Prof. Caroline D Ditlev-Simonsen, BI Norwegian School, Norway

Prof. Cătălina Sitnikov, University of Craiova, Romania

Prof. Jamilah Ahmad, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Prof. Ken Peattie, Cardiff University, UK

Prof. Kiranjit Kaur, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

Prof. Parichart Sthapitanonda, Chulalongkorn University. Thailand

Prof. Patrick Quinn, American College of Greece, Greece

Prof. Rodica Milena Zaharia, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Prof. Stefanie Molthagen-Schnöring, HTW Berlin

Prof. Umit Alniacik, Kocaeli University, Turkey

Assoc. Prof. Anna Sörensson, Mid Sweden University, Sweden

Assoc. Prof. Besrat Tesfaye, Södertörn University, Sweden

Assoc. Prof. Dr Georgiana Grigore, University of Leicester, UK

Assoc. Prof. Dr Izzal Asnira Zolkepli, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Assoc. Prof. Dr Nurul Ain Binti Mohd Hasan, Universiti Putra Malaysia

Assoc. Prof. Dr Zeti Azreen Ahmad, International Islamic University Malaysia

Assoc. Prof. Maria Bogren, Mid Sweden University and Nord University, Norway

Assoc. Prof. Mike Molesworth, University of Birmingham, UK

Dr Anthony Samuel, University of South Wales, UK

Dr Athanasios Chymis, Centre of Planning and Economic Research (KEPE), Greece.

Dr Cristian Ducu, Centre for Advanced Research in Management and Applied Ethics, Romania

Dr Cristina Galalae, University of Leicester, UK

Dr David McQueen, Bournemouth University, UK

Dr Enric Ordeix, Ramon Llull University, Spain

Dr Jordi Botey, Ramon Llull University, Spain

Dr José Aurelio Medina-Garrido, University of Cadiz, Spain

Dr Josep Rom, Ramon Llull University, Spain

Dr Maria Anne Schmidt, HTW Berlin

Dr Paolo D'Anselmi University Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy

Dr Suriati Saad, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Dr Wybe Popma, Brighton Business School, UK

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Saturday

ICSR 2024 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

September 5, 2024

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For more information, please click here  for the ICSR host website: : www.csrconferences.org

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