CR-SD SYMPOSIUM 2019
University of New England
April 15th - 17th
Call for Papers
We invite proposals (Abstracts) addressing the theme, to present In-Person, or as a Virtual Participant. We welcome a variety of types of papers and types of presentations. Proposals will be reviewed continuously until the symposium programme is full. If your proposed Abstract is accepted you may submit a full paper. If you wish your paper to be double-blind reviewed for publication in a peer reviewed journal (Publication Opportunities below), then please indicate this, otherwise your paper will not be considered for publication. All papers will be published in the Symposium Proceedings.
Proposals should be in English.
Submit your proposal after reading the below guidance.
The scope of the symposium is interdisciplinary. We encourage contributions that focus both on single issues whether social, environmental, economic or technological, as well as contributions that focus on the challenges and opportunities where these streams seem to merge. We seek to develop nuanced knowledge and locally relevant practice. We encourage critical perspectives, situated in the context of an evolving global dynamic. We seek proposals from diverse areas, including:
Environmental | Social | Economic | Legal | Technological | Cultural | Ethical | Political |
Policy & Regulation | Strategy & Governance | Consumption & Production | Education & Engagement |
Transparency & Accountability | Monitoring & Reporting
These are indicative not limiting and submissions are invited that fall outside of, or combine, these areas.
We invite proposals for Tracks addressing the symposium theme.
Types of paper
Empirical Research This type of paper reports on any type of research undertaken by the author(s). The research involves the construction or testing of a model or framework, and the collection of empirical data through any combination of interviews, surveys, action research, observation, simulation, and the analysis of data.
Conceptual This type of paper will not be based on empirical research but will contribute to theoretical development through raising research questions and propositions, and hypotheses. The paper is likely to be reflective and discursive, drawing on theoretical ideas and involving comparative studies of others.
Case study A case study describes practices, experiences or interventions within organizations, events or issues, and highlight challenges and innovations. It involves the collection of data such as from reports and interviews, but will not generally report on research. A description of a legal case or a hypothetical case study used to highlight one or more point would also fit into this category.
Technical paper Describes and evaluates technical products, processes or services.
Literature review All the above types of paper should cite relevant literature. However in some cases the main purpose of the paper is to critique the literature in a particular subject area. It may be a selective bibliography providing advice on information sources, or it may be comprehensive describing and evaluating the main contributors to the development of a topic.
General review This paper provides an overview or historical examination of some concept, technique or phenomenon. Such a paper is likely to be more descriptive than discursive.
Types of Presentation
Paper presentation Papers must be deliverable as 30 minute presentations, comprising 20 minutes presentation and 10 minutes questions and brief discussion. Presenters should use presentation aids rather than simply read aloud from their paper.
Workshop Workshops are 60 minute long instructional and interactive events. Presenters must therefore consider and prepare in advance methods that will engage their audience. Workshops are intended for topics that seek to stimulate significant audience participation and debate (much more than can be achieved in a 30 minute presentation). This format is particularly suited to practice.
Poster Posters are well suited to work-in-progress and practice focused work. Follow the Structured Abstract framework as a guide to highlighting important aspects of the work.
All presentations and papers will be published as symposium proceedings. In addition, registration in the Symposium provides participants the chance to publish in an indexed academic journal related to corporate responsibility and sustainable development. Papers submitted for publication will be blind refereed, and acceptance for publication will be based on referee reports. Accepted papers will be considered for publication in the International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development.
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