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​​​​​​​6th International Conference on CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance

June 12-13, 2019, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Funding APCs

The Cologne Business School has funds to sponsor the article-processing charge (APC) for a limited number of articles. If you have no funds to cover the APC and would like to apply for sponsorship, please contact René Schmidpeter for more information.

Alternatively, your institution may be a member of a SpringerOpen, in which case, you may be entitled to a discount. Please visit the membership page for more information about this.

Aims and scope

The International Journal of Corporate Social Responsibility (JCSR) offers a unique platform for the latest theoretical and empirical research and for innovative concepts for sustainable business strategies which create value for business and society (shared value). It contains best practices, literature reviews and leading foresight thinking in the field of business and society. It makes latest innovative management approaches accessible to academics from various disciplines, business leaders and interested research students alike. JCSR aims to bridge gaps from various perspectives on sustainability challenges (financial crises, climate change, demographics, business disruptions etc.) from all over the world and contributes to a broad trans-disciplinary and intercultural discussion on the role of business in society. In addition, its goal is to develop sound academic concepts as well as empirical data with the idea of creating value for business and society at the same time. It aims to become the leading platform for the latest management thinkers by providing articles not published before and approved by an international scientific community. 

Samuel O. Idowu

"[CSR is] about everyone, both corporate and individual citizens of the world, behaving responsibly in all areas of human existence"

Samuel O. Idowu, Editor-in-Chief Guildhall Faculty of Business & Law, London Metropolitan University
Rene Schmidpeter

"the JCSR hopes to make the greatest impact possible globally in the thriving field of CSR and all its related areas"

René Schmidpeter, Editor-in-Chief Cologne Business School

Forthcoming Special Issues

Business Models for the Circular Economy
Exploring a changing view on value creation

Edited by: Niels Faber (lead editor Special Issue), Romana Rauter, Florian Lüdeke-Freund, Jan Jonker, and Rupert Baumgartner 


Sustainable Enterprise: Revisiting an Enterprise Concept

Edited by: René Schmidpeter, Kanji Tanimoto

JCSR team picture

The JCSR team

From left to right: Matthew Smyllie (Journal Development Editor; Springer), Samuel O. Idowu (Editor-in-Chief; London Metropolitan University), René Schmidpeter (Editor-in-Chief; Cologne Business School), Christian Rauscher (Senior Editor, Business/Economics; Springer)


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