Call for papers and submission information

Open call for papers and further research themes

Beyond the main theme of this year’s seminar and considering the interdisciplinary orientation of the event, we encourage submissions by scholars sharing a common interest for and working on topics related to business and society relationships, sustainable business, corporate social responsibility, the UN Sustainable Development Goals and social innovation and originating from various organization-related research fields including business ethics and philosophy, management and organization studies, strategy, marketing, accounting, finance, and sociology. We also encourage submissions drawing on a diverse array of methodologies, including qualitative, quantitative and conceptual work.

Applications and deadlines

To present your work at the event, please submit a long abstract (up to 10 pages, double-spaced, Times New Roman 12) or a full paper (maximum 40 pages, double-spaced, Times New Roman 12) on your research project related to business and society relationships or a another topic as described above.

Submission Deadline: February, 10th, 2019. Submissions will undergo a double blind-review process. Notification of acceptance will be sent in early April 2019.

Please submit your paper using the following link:

(It might be necessary to create an account in order to upload your submission through the Easychair website)

Please note that the Business & Society research seminar is designed to host around 30 paper presentations (around 85 participants including scientific and organizing committees) to ensure high quality interaction. There are limited possibilities to attend without presenting a paper. If you wish to participate without an accepted paper, please email us a separate motivation letter. Please acknowledge that due to space and budget constraints preference is given to those presenting a paper.

Participation, including the conference dinner on June 20th, is free of charge, but participants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses.