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World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development
World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development


Special Issue on: “Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental Management and Business Competitiveness”

Guest Editors:
Prof. Beatriz Junquera Cimadevilla, Prof. Jesús Ángel Del Brío González and Prof. Patricia Ordóñez De Pablos, The University of Oviedo, Spain

Corporate social responsibility is any concept which deals with how managers should handle public policy and social issues. However, this research stream remains an embryonic and contestable concept, although it is becoming more established and distinctive. The most popular issues in corporate social responsibility research published in management journals have been environmental concerns and ethics. On the other hand, much corporate social responsibility knowledge reflects its interdisciplinary nature and scholars continue to revise basic assumptions and concepts in response to the work of those bringing other perspectives to the field.

In the last decade, the fluctuating state of corporate social responsibility research in management confirms that the field is driven not only by continuing scientific engagement but also by agendas in the business environment. Therefore, it is of interest to research into the role of corporate social responsibility and environmental management in businesses, contributing to the creation of a long term capability.

Subject Coverage
Coverage of this special issue of WREMSD includes, but is not limited to, the following subjects:
  • Confidence crisis in businesses. What are its roots and its victims?
  • Business loyalty. Is it legitimate to speak about it?
  • Dimensions of corporate social responsibility. What are they? What is their content? How can each of them be measured?
  • Corporate social responsibility, financial performance and organisational performance. How does corporate social responsibility influence financial performance? How does corporate social responsibility influence organisational performance? Does the relationship depend on environmental, contextual or organisational factors? If the answer is positive, which are these factors?
  • Corporate social responsibility and business internationalisation. What are the peculiarities that define social actions by international businesses? What is the link for social actions between the headquarters and subsidiary centres?
  • Agency relationships between shareholders and managers and corporate social responsibility. How do different interests between both groups influence responsible behaviour in businesses?
  • Human factor and corporate social responsibility. Which are the common issues between human resource management and corporate social responsibility? How does a business’ social philosophy influence human resource policies? What does an ethical work climate define? How does an ethical work climate affect the relationships between corporate social responsibility and organisational/financial performance?
  • Consumers and corporate social responsibility. How does a business’ social philosophy affect its relationships with consumers? What are the main implications of these relationships?
  • Environmental management. Which are a business’ duties regarding to natural environment respect? Which are the dimensions that define a business’ environmental performance? How can they be measured? What are the consequences of environmental actions for a business? What is their impact on business competitiveness? What is the role of actions for the product value recovery?
  • Scientific and technological development and corporate social responsibility. How has the scientific and technological development influenced the definition of the social actions in a business?
  • Internet and corporate social responsibility. What changes has Internet involved in corporate social responsibility?
Papers may be conceptual, theoretical, empirical, experimental, or case studies

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Submissions should be sent no later than: 1 March, 2007