SIXTH International Conference

This is the sixth international gathering of its kind after successful events held in London, Nanjing, Cologne, Perth and Santander in previous years and will take place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 12-13 June 2019. The conference is organized by college of Business at Abu Dhabi University in collaboration with the Global Corporate Governance Institute.

Conference Program

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Ethics, Governance, and Sustainability


Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


July 12-13, 2019


Prof. Maurizio Zollo

Professor of strategy and sustainability and scientific director of the Leonardo Center at Imperial College Business School.

Elisabeth Fröhlich

Prof. Dr. habil. Elisabeth Fröhlich studied business administration at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich as well as at University of Cologne. After her dissertation concerning the topic “Supplier Assessment”, she continued to pursue her career at the seminar of Prof. Dr. U. Koppelmann at the University of Cologne and finished off her state doctorate concerning the topic “Modelling of Job Profiles in Procurement”.

Since end of 2007, Elisabeth Fröhlich is a professor at Cologne Business School responsible for the department of Strategic Supply Management. Since 1st May 2013, she leads the Cologne Business School in her role as president. She is a board member of several scientific organisations, e.g. BME e.V. Region Cologne or the Institute for Sustainable Management. She is speaker of the “Kölner Wissenschaftsrunde” (Cologne Scientific Circle) and Business Ambassador of the City of Cologne.

Since 2019 she is also the Speaker of the PRME DACH Chapter. Her current key research lies on the topics of Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Green Procurement, SDGs in the Supply Chain, Qualification in Purchasing as well as in Strategic Supplier Management. Procurement 4.0 as well as organizational and personal challenges of an “Agile Purchase” build further main research areas.

Advisory Board

conference chair

Prof. Dr. Sherine Farouk

United Arab Emirates

Professor of Accounting

Abu Dhabi University, United Arab Emirates

conference chair

Prof. Salam Abdullah

United Arab Emirates

Professor of Information System

College of Business at Abu Dhabi University

advisory board

Prof. Dr. Belén Díaz Díaz


Academic Director of Santander Financial Institute (SANFI).

Associate Professor of Financial Economics.

University of Cantabria, Spain.

advisory board

Prof. Dr. Nicholas Capaldi


Legendre-Soulé Distinguished Chair in Business Ethics at Loyola University New Orleans, USA

advisory board

Prof. Samuel O. Idowu

Great Britain

Senior Lecturer in Accounting at the London Metropolitan University, UK

advisory board

Prof. Dr. René Schmidpeter


Dr. Jürgen Meyer Endowed Chair for International Business Ethics and CSR, Cologne Business School, Germany.

advisory board

Prof. Nadia Nedzel


Professor of Law

Southern University Law Center

international scientific Board

Nicholas Capaldi

Loyola University New Orleans United States of America

Samuel O. Idowu

London Metropolitan University United Kingdom

René Schmidpeter

Cologne Business School GERMANY

Prof. Dr. Belén Díaz Díaz

University of Cantabria Santander, Spain

Liangrong Zu

International Training Centre of the ILO Turin, Italy

Nadia Nedzel

Southern University Law Centre Baton Rouge, United States of America

Mara Del Baldo

University of Urbino Carlo Bo, Italy

Martin Brueckner

Murdock University Perth, Australia

Haifeng Huang

Peking University HSBC Business School China

Maria Aluchna

Warsaw School of Economics Poland

Rute Maria Abrue

Instituto Politécnico da Guarda Portugal

Min Yan

Queen Mary University of London United Kingdom

Duygu Turker

Yasar University Izmir Turkey

Sam Sarpong

Xiamen University Malaysia

Irene Araiano

Lisbon Polytechnic Institute Portugal

Marian Eabrasu

Groupe ESC-Troyes-en-Champagne France

Biswanath Swain

Indian Institute of Management Indore, India

Scott C Davis

Rikyyo University Tokyo, Japan

Mirja Mikkilä

Lappeenranta University of Technology Finland

Adriana Tiron-Tudor

Babes-Bolyai University Cluj Napoca, Romania