We invite proposals for papers, panels, workshops or alternative forms of engagement on a wide range of topics related to responsible leadership. Additionally, we look forward to receiving proposals that focus on topics which affect all fields of the social sciences, not just business and economics.

Key Topics

Topics may include, but are not limited, to:

  • Sustainable Business Transformation
  • Responsible Leadership
  • Social Innovation
  • Systemic Thinking
  • Trust & Responsibility
  • Positive Impact
  • Change Management
  • Governance
  • Innovation in Leadership Education & Training
  • Entrepreneurship & Intrapreneurship
  • Creativity & Design
  • Innovation Management
  • Digitalization & Technology
  • Social Engineering
  • Clean Water, Air and Land
  • Business Model Innovation
  • Responsible Research & Publishing

Submission Categories

Submissions are currently accepted in the following five categories and should be aligned to our general conference Style Guide:

  • Full Academic Papers (approx. 6000 words): Only full academic papers are subject to a double blind review process and should thus not contain any author identifying information,
  • Interactive Sessions (approx. 500-3000 words),
  • Practitioner Presentations (approx. 600 words, open format): Can be related to e.g. business solutions or current challenges,
  • Poster Presentation /Exhibition (approx. 600 words),
  • PhD Workshop

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Submission Process

In order to submit, please register or log in.

Please note that this is the registration for the homepage only. You can buy your conference tickets via Eventbrite.


Full paper submissions by June 30, 2018

All other submissions by July 31, 2018

Authors will be notified by August 1, 2018

Publication Opportunities

Your work will only be considered for publication if the respective submission has not been previously published elsewhere. Authors will be notified after the conference if their work was selected for publication in the conference book. Authors of full academic papers need to individually hand in their contributions for a special issue with the journal publisher.

Conference Book: After the conference, a conference book will be issued together with the publisher Springer. This book will include selected practitioner presentations and full academic papers.

Journal Articles: We are honoured to announce a Special Issue in the International Journal of Management Education (IJME), with the following topic: “Looking forward: Leadership Development & Responsible Management Education for advancing the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”. The deadline for submissions to this special issue is the 11th of January 2019.

Call for Reviewers

We would like to invite you to register as a reviewer for the 8thICSR Conference. To register, please write an email with the subject line “Call for Reviewers” to submissions@international-csr.org. Additionally, please indicate your field of expertise to facilitate the process of matching papers to reviewers.

CASM and the Wittenberg Center for Global Ethics will jointly offer a doctoral workshop for PhD students, for more information please see here.