The ICCSR 7th annual symposium will be held on Tuesday 27 April, 2010. University of Nottingham, Jubilee Campus, Nottingham, UK.
The theme of the symposium is ‘Corporate Social Innovation and Sustainable Community Development’. The symposium addresses the issue of Poverty, one of the biggest development challenges today.
The rise of global poverty has reinvigorated the question as to whether and how should businesses embrace wider roles and responsibilities, and respond to poverty and development challenges afflicting communities. Relatedly, what are the governance implications of businesses taking such responsibilities? As community development and poverty reduction move from the periphery to the heart of strategic business thinking, there is a need to reconceptualise the role of business in poverty reduction in the local communities that goes beyond philanthropy and towards sustainable community development.
The symposium will examine why and how businesses facilitate, support and promote i) interventions and ii) institutional mechanisms and structures that advance sustainable livelihoods in the communities particularly those in developing countries.
Authors interested in submitting a paper for presentation at the symposium should submit an abstract of 1,000 words to Dr. Judy Muthuri by Friday December 11, 2009.
For more information about the symposium and the call for papers please download the pdf.