Via Appia Pignatelli 62, 00178 Roma, Italy

Panel Track



Track Chair:

Mauro Sciarelli

Federico II University of Naples (Italy)


Today enterprises are considered as complex systems made of several interconnected parts. They are related with the enterprise's stakeholders, not only for economic reasons but also on the social and environmental grounds. These complex relationships link the enterprise to its own local environment highlighting how firm's social function is based upon solidarity and trust. Therefore economic motives are merely the foundation of both a broader social responsibility and a more philanthropic one, linking the enterprise to the society as a whole. Accordingly enterprises are asked to go beyond creating economic value through market transactions. They are called upon to be sustainable, without depleting local resources, and to be accountable for the consequences of their actions.


This track calls scholars, and practitioners to share their visions and analytical frameworks to understand if, and how, Corporate Social Responsibility has gone beyond the Business Case for CSR in order to become a stable and needed part of today strategic management practices.


The track includes theoretical and empirical papers related to the following topics: CSR practices, Strategic Management of CSR, Corporate Social Performance, Sustainability and Stakeholder Management, Business Ethics.



Friday 24 - Room "Nerea" - 9,00 - 13,30

  • Did Milton Friedman actually oppose Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)? - Caroline D Ditlev-Simonsen (BI Norwegian Business School, Norway);

  • CSR and Organizational Resilience. A study on the effects of the integration of sustainability principles in the risk management system of the firm - Roberta Fantasia (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy);

  • A Systems Perspective on ISO 26000 - Merlina Missimer, Karl-Henrik Robèrt, Göran Broman (Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden);

  • Firms’ propensity to employ and organizational model, in sustainable economy perspective - Mauro Gatti & Lucia Aiello (Sapienza University of Rome and Universitas Mercatorum, Italy);

  • Investigating the determinants of ethical practices in the food companies which lead to the development of a sustainable society in countries like Lebanon - Aline AL Am & Sami EL Naddaf (Universite Antonine, Lebanon);

  • Accelerate a Successful CSR Process: Leverage A Multi-Disciplinary, Systemic Model of Safety, Health and Environmental Culture - Cathy A. Hansell (Breakthrough Results, LLC, USA);

  • Implementation of the Principles of Social Responsibility in State Support for Exports - Arnošt Böhm & Lenka Štibrányiová (Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic);

  • The evolution of corporate social responsibility in Russia and the main drivers of its development - Iana Shokola (Saint Petersburg State University of Economics, Russia);

  • The influence of spiritual intelligence on ethical behavior in Macedonian organizations - Ljubomir Drakulevski (Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Macedonia) & Angelina Taneva-Veshoska (FON University, Macedonia);

  • The role of governments in promoting CSR in emerging market economies - Azhar Baisakalova (KIMEP University, Kazakhstan).