Special Issue "Corporate Social Responsibility, Stakeholder Engagement, and Universities"

A special issue of Administrative Sciences (ISSN 2076-3387). This special issue belongs to the section "Organizational Behavior".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Natalia Aversano
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Guest Editor
Department of Management and Innovation Systems, University of Salerno, 84084 Fisciano, Italy
Interests: corporate social responsibility; international public sector accounting standards; heritage assets; intellectual capital; accounting education; performance management
Prof. Giuseppe Sannino
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Dipartimento di Economia, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli', 81100 Caserta CE, Italy
Interests: financial reporting; disclosure; earning management; corporate governance; public sector accounting and performance management
Prof. Paolo Tartaglia Polcini
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Department of Management and Innovation Systems, University of Salerno, 84084 Fisciano, Italy
Interests: performance measurement in the university; fair value; business combination; intellectual capital and international accounting standards in both the private and public sectors
Dr. Giuseppe Nicolò
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Department of Management and Innovation Systems, University of Salerno, 84084 Fisciano, Italy
Interests: intellectual capital; corporate risk disclosure; integrated reporting; local banks accounting and local food sector
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is an increasingly relevant topic in the current university context because they play a key role in modern society and contribute (socially and economically) to the local community’s development.

A considerable number of recent studies suggest that CSR should be one of the core functions of universities, and the adoption of CSR is suggested as a suitable approach for universities to become responsible corporate citizens for stakeholders, communities, and societies.

Therefore, CSR is not a philanthropic activity but rather an orientation that is integrated into the mandate and programming of the university; consequently, universities are encouraged to adopt CSR in all disciplines of teaching methodologies, curricula, research, and university strategies.

Given these premises, the main aim of this Special Issue is to stimulate the debate about the interplay among CSR, stakeholder engagement, university missions, and social impacts to discuss the role of public universities in promoting the public good and in helping to address development challenges facing our society.

The Special Issue will consider contributions related but not limited to the following topics:

•          The institutionalization of CSR in public universities;
•          The connection between CSR and the universities’ third mission;
•          CSR reporting and stakeholder engagement: theoretical and practical implications;
•          Policies and incentives to CSR research in university;
•          Corporate governance and CSR;
•          CSR teaching and stakeholder engagement: teaching with praxis stakeholders;
•          CSR and universities teaching activity: challenges of integrating CSR into curricula.

References:

Aversano N., Di Carlo F., Sannino G., Tartaglia Polcini P., Lombardi R., (2020), Corporate Social Responsibility, Stakeholder Engagement and Universities: New Evidence from the Italian Scenario. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, Vol. 27, No. 4, pp. 1892-1899.

Mehta, S. R. (2011). Corporate social responsibility (CSR) and universities: Towards an integrative approach. International Journal of Social Science and Humanity, Vol. 1, No., pp. 300–304.

MuijenHeidi, H. S. (2004). Corporate social responsibility starts at university. Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 53, No. 1-2, pp. 235-246.

Rahman, A. A., Castka, P., & Love, T. (2019). Corporate social responsibility in higher education: A study of the institutionalisation of CSR in Malaysian public universities. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, Vol. 26, No. 4, pp. 916–928.

Vasilescu, R., Barna, C., Epure, M., & Baicu, C. (2010). Developing university social responsibility: A model for the challenges of the new civil society. Procedia—Social and Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 2, No. 2., pp. 4177–4182.

Prof. Natalia Aversano
Prof. Giuseppe Sannino
Prof. Paolo Tartaglia Polcini
Dr. Giuseppe Nicolò
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • corporate social responsibility
  • universities
  • stakeholder engagement

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