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


Nicholas Capaldi

Stephen J. Perkins JP DPhil (Oxon) is an Emeritus Professor, London Metropolitan University and a Senior Research Fellow with the Global Policy Institute, London. His doctoral thesis at the University of Oxford analysed strategies for managing senior management activity under the rubric of Anglo-American corporate governance principles.

He is a Chartered Manager and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. A past Chair of the Corporate Governance Special Interest Group of the British Academy of Management, he has occupied a series of senior management posts in industry during privatization and internationalization initiatives, served as secretary to a FTSE top-30 board remuneration committee, as a board non-executive director, and as an advisor to an array of state-owned and stock market-listed companies transnationally.

Professor Perkins’ research focuses, in particular, on the interplay of corporate governance, strategy, performance and reward – connecting theory with practice. He has for several years held a commission from the CIPD to conduct the widely consulted annual survey of reward management across UK organizations, as well as co-authoring that institution’s core text Reward Management for students completing their professional education. He is editor-in-chief of the Routledge Companion to Reward Management published in 2019.

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.