Sustainability and CSR

The Sustainability and CSR track focuses on work that investigates (i) novel production and sourcing practices that elevate health and safety, reduce waste and pollution or even regenerate the natural environment, (ii) challenges and intended/unintended effects of implementing more sustainable practices on the organization and its stakeholders, (iii) how organizations include social and environmental goals and criteria in their strategic, tactical and operational decision making, and (iv) what contingencies at both firm and supply chain levels affect the willingness and ability of organizations to achieve progressively higher environmental and social performance over time. Academic papers that use all types of methodologies (empirical, analytical, behavioral, simulation) as well as conceptual papers and case studies are considered relevant for this track.

Key areas of interest within this track include (but are not limited to):

  • Innovative sustainable production practices;
  • Impact of labor diversity on productivity;
  • Innovative sustainable sourcing practices;
  • Leveraging supplier relationship for sustainability/CSR;
  • Challenges and opportunities in closed loop/circular supply chain management;
  • Industrial symbiosis practices and networks;
  • Life cycle assessment of products and businesses;
  • Corporate ESG disclosure, its antecedents and its impact on operations and supply chains;
  • The role of supply chain level contingencies, such as network structure and positioning, in affecting the development, diffusion or effectiveness of sustainable practices.
  • Impact of changing customer perspective on sustainability/CSR on firms’ production and sourcing decisions;
  • Policy makers’ perspective in improving firms’ sustainable practices;

Important Dates:

  • Full Paper Deadline: June 30th, 2020
  • Abstract Deadline: July 15th, 2020
  • Panel Proposal Deadline: June 30th, 2020
  • Workshop Proposal Deadline: June 30th, 2020
  • Award Competition Deadline: July 15th, 2020

All deadlines are final as of 12 midnight Central Standard Time (Houston)

08/01/2020    Authors Notified of Paper Acceptance Decision

09/01/2020    Full Paper Revisions Resubmission Deadline

09/15/2020    Conference Registration Deadline