Call for Participants — Symposium on Corporate Social Responsibility in Emerging Markets

The University of South Carolina’s Journal of International Law and Business has issued a call for participants for a symposium entitled “Corporate Social Responsibility in Emerging Markets.”  Interested scholars and practitioners are welcome to submit statements of interest and CVs no later than October 1, 2014:​

The staff of the South Carolina Journal of International Law and Business (SCJILB) invites you to participate in its Spring 2015 symposium entitled Corporate Social Responsibility in Emerging Markets, to be held February 5-6, 2015. SCJILB seeks to explore the role of corporations in protecting the rights of people affected by their activities in emerging markets and to propose solutions to issues that arise when corporate and local interests intersect. The Symposium aims to facilitate scholarly discussion regarding current trends and issues in corporate social responsibility (CSR) from a variety of perspectives.

To accompany the Symposium, SCJILB will publish a dedicated issue covering, but not limited to, the role of collective bargaining in CSR, a comparison of approaches to CSR from experts in various industries such as textiles, electronics, and extractive industries, and the applicability of domestic methods of bottom-up CSR to international markets. SCJILB offers a full range of editorial services and will work with authors who seek publication.

The Symposium will feature the presentation of 3-4 traditional symposium-length papers which will be critiqued in short-form essays by two other participants as part of a panel. SCJILB seeks participants willing to present and publish these short form critical essays. To be considered for publication, please submit: (1) a statement of interest of no more than 750 words describing your background and research interest in CSR topics and (2) a curriculum vitae (CV). SCJILB will compensate attendees for travel to and lodging in Columbia, SC. Please submit all materials to William Buschur, Symposium Editor, at buschurw@email.sc.edu no later than October 1, 2014.

The SCJILB staff will notify authors of their selection for publication on or before October 31, 2014.

Questions should be directed to William Buschur, Symposium Editor, at buschurw@email.sc.edu.

About SCJILB: The South Carolina Journal of International Law and Business is a student-run, faculty-regulated law journal published biannually by the students of The University of South Carolina School of Law.

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2 thoughts on “Call for Participants — Symposium on Corporate Social Responsibility in Emerging Markets

  1. Friends, I am trying to submit a statement of interest for the Symposium but e-mails to William Buschur bounce back (two e-mails are listed in the printed call for statements of interest, but neither are able to receive e-mails). Please provide an alternate e-mail for this submission.

    Thank you,

    Bama Athreya

  2. Ms. Athreya,

    My apologies for the erroneous email address. If emails to me at buschurw@email.sc.edu do not work, all interested applicants may email the South Carolina Journal of International Law and Business directly at scjilb@gmail.com.

    We apologize for this inconvenience. In light of the confusion that this problem has created, we have extended the deadline for submissions to October 8th and look forward to hearing from all interested applicants.

    Best regards,

    William Buschur
    Symposium Editor, South Carolina Journal of International Law and Business

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