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Call for Papers

01 Mar 2015

Call for Papers

International Management Institute, Kolkata

On Invitation from

Asia-Pacific Economic Association (APEA)

Is organizing a session on

Development Economics and Public Policies in Emerging Economies

As part of

APEA Eleventh Annual Conference

On July 8 – 10 at Taipei, Taiwan

Papers should address the conference theme covering relevant issues. Submissions should present original research, substantial review papers or case studies.

Selected papers shall be published in Global Business Review published by Sage Publications.

Papers are invited under the following broad tracks (but not limited to them):

  • Development in Emerging Economies
  • Trade & Development
  • Issues in Financial Markets
  • Rise of Asian Economies
  • Public Policy Issues
  • Governance & Development

You can also refer to the website of APEA at www.apeaweb.org .

Conference Session Organizers:


Title: Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting in India: Exploring Linkages with Firm Performance and Development

Authors: Tirthankar Nag and Ashish K. Bhattacharyya
Associate Professor, International Management Institute Kolkata
Professor, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs

Abstract The study examines the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategies and activities of firms as disclosed in annual reports and explores its linkages to accounting and market performance of firms. The study examines the annual reports of a sample of 30 firms (out of 50) belonging to the benchmark index of the National Stock Exchange of India and tracks these reports for evidences of CSR activities over a five year period from 2007 to 2011. The study employs content analysis to study CSR disclosure and classifies and rates these activities using items from an established scale followed by construction of category wise CSR indexes. The association of these indexes with firm performance are explored through a pooled regression model after provisioning for control variables and lag effects. The study finds that CSR reporting may not be having any significant impact on accounting and market performance of the firm in the short term but environment oriented CSR disclosure may be negatively related to the market performance of the firm. The study also finds that firms focus heavily on employee and customer oriented CSR and the modes of CSR investments are more contributory rather than participative in nature.

Keywords : Corporate Social Responsibility; Firm Performance; Accountability; Sustainability; Reporting

JEL : M14, G38, D21 and L21

Acknowledgement : The authors would like to thank The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants' General Charitable Trust Fund, UK (CIMA GCT) for providing a research grant to carry out this study.


News

The Eleventh Annual Conference of the Association will be held in Taiwan on July 8-10, 2015. The local host is the School of Social Sciences and Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, National Taiwan University. The deadline for submission of the draft or an extended abstract of a paper for presentation is January 15, 2015. Economists are also invited to submit organized sessions for consideration. For more details, please click here.

Rouen conference on the Chinese economy. The Association is working with the University of Rouen, France, and the Research Center for International Economics (RCIE) at the University of Washington to hold a conference on the Chinese economy on October 16-17, 2014 in Rouen, France. For more information and submission.

Seoul Conference on the Chinese economy and the global economy. The Association is working withKorea Institute of Industrial Economics and Trade (KIET) and the Research Center for International Economics (RCIE) at the University of Washington to organize the third twin conferences on September 18-19, 2014 in Seoul, Korea. For more information, please click here.

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The sixth annual conference of the Association was successfully held at Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, July 8-9, 2010. Click here to get more information about the conference.

The fifth international conference was held in Santa Cruz, California, U. S. A. on June 27-28, 2009. It was hosted by the Department of Economics and Santa Cruz Center for International Economics, University of California at Santa Cruz. Click here for the program and the list of participants.

The fourth international conference will be held in Beijing, China on December 13-14, 2008. It will be hosted by the Central University of Finance and Economics. The official accommodation place is Royal King Hotel. Please click here for more information.

The third international conference was successfully held in Hong Kong on July 25-26, 2007. It was hosted by the Department of Economics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Pleaseclick here for its program, the list of participants, and other information. The second international conference of the association was successfully held in Seattle on July 29-30, 2006. Click here for the program, abstracts of the papers, the list of participants, and other information. The first international conference of the association was successfully held on the campus of Hitotsubashi University on July 30-31, 2005. Please click here for more information about the conference, including its program and some pictures taken during the conference.

 

 

Please send your submission to: imikapea15@imi-k.edu.in