First International Conference

In a global economy, no business or form of commerce is an island unto itself. Rapid and dynamic changes in technology, markets, political and legal institutions, and indeed cultures, have all created new challenges. In such a global context, no scholar, no discipline, no university, no think tank, no NGO, no form of media, can remain an island unto itself.

Conference Program



University of Surrey, Guildford, London, U.K.


August 14 - 15, 2014

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  • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m SESSION FIVE

    RM 1 (39 MS 02) Accounting, Auditing, and Reporting
    Chair: Marian Eabrasu
    Frederiksen “CSR Reporting - an Ethical Perspective”
    Mead “Harmonisation of Auditing Requirements that Address the Importance of their Being Reliance in the Audit Report Content”
    RM 2 (32 MS 03) Banking
    Chair: Richard Ennals
    Wendt “Investment Banking Between Crisis, Legitimicy Loss and Positive Impact Investment and Finance”
    Adedoyin “An Exploratory Study of Corporate Governance Practices and Accountability Standards in the Nigerian Banking Sector”
    RM 3 (72 MS 03) Europe
    Chair: Rute Abreu
    Lund Durlacher “Chain-wide CSR Policies and their Implementation in Individual Properties: The Case of International Hotels in Vienna, Austria”
    Del Baldo “CSR, Shared Territorial Governance and Social Innovation. Some Exemplary Italian Paths”
    Aluchna “Pyramidal Structures and Corporate Governance. The Initial Research Results from Polish Listed Companies”
    Abreu/David “Corporate Social Responsibility: A Case Study of Portuguese Beverages Industry”

  • 10:45 a.m. - 12 noon SESSION SIX

    RM 1 (39 MS 02) CSR West Africa
    Chair: R. Pillay
    Aliyu “Multinational Companies Corporate Social Responsibility Performance in Lagos State, Nigeria: A Quantitative Analysis”
    Nwankwo “Re-visiting the Corporate Social Responsibility Conflict in Niger Delta”
    Inyang “Corporate Governance Regulatory Framework in Nigeria: The Offerings and Challenges”
    RM 2 (32 MS 03) Management
    Chair: Claus Frederiksen
    Eabrasu “The Soft Consensus on Social Responsibility: An Illustration from the Making-Off of ISO 26000”
    Godwyn “The Banality of Good and Evil: Ethics Courses in Business Management Education”
    Ennals “Responsible Management: Lipstick or Empowerment”
    RM 3 (72 MS 03) Directors & CEOs
    Chair: Igor Todorovic
    Ndzi “Executive Remuneration Benchmarking Method”
    Branco “High CEO Pay Ratios Through the Eyes of Corporations”
    Barker “Twenty-First Century Governance: Directors? Personal Liability for Corporate Inaction on Climate Change”

  • 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. SESSION SEVEN

    RM 1 (39 MS 02) Future
    Chair: Samuel Idowu
    Vertigans “Positioning International CSR Between Development and Post-colonial Studies: Ways Forward Based on the Mistakes of the Past”
    Walker “Beyond CSR? What Will be the 5th Generation (Along the CSR Maturity Model)?
    Glauner “Ethics, Values and Corporate Cultures. A Wittgensteinian Approach in Understanding Corporate Action”
    RM 2 (32 MS 03) CSR & the BRICS
    Chair: Maria Aluchna
    Abreu/Segura “Corporate Governance in Brazilian Public Companies: The Influence of the Founder in the Financial Decisions”
    Chamisa “An Analysis of Corporate Governance and Company Performance: A South African Perspective”
    Lu “Study on the CSR Cognition, Practice and Performance of SMEs in China”


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