GIRA 2010 Corporate Governance, Innovation, Social & Environmental Responsibility (GIRA 2010 Corporate )

Venue: Lisbon, ISCTE-IUL

Location: Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

Event Date/Time: Sep 09, 2010 End Date/Time: Sep 10, 2010
Registration Date: Jul 01, 2010
Early Registration Date: Jun 30, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 17, 2010
Paper Submission Date: May 31, 2010
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The global conference GIRA 2010 aims to stimulate close collaboration and dialogue between academic researchers, policy makers, business leaders, other practitioners, advocates, activists and civilians themselves, and is open to participation by each of these groups. The central aims of the GIRA 2010 are:

(a) To provide a meeting ground for academic communities and practitioners concerned with in-depth research on protection of the environment, corporate ethics and social responsibility;

(b) To take stock of the current theory, debates, and issues of protection of the environment, corporate ethics and social responsibility;

(c) To reflect on current practice and identify opportunities for improving sustainable development in practice;

d) To involve scholars, practitioners and programme beneficiaries more strongly in debates on protection of the environment, corporate ethics and social responsibility.

Conference themes

1.Corporate Governance and Sustainable Development

2.Environmental Innovation

3.Policy Making for Environmental Protection

4.Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

5.Sustainable Entrepreneurship

6.Sustainable Consumption

7.Measuring the Triple Bottom Line

8.Sustainable Tourism

9.Energy Efficiency Policy and Technology in Buildings

10.Sustainable Technologies Market Opportunities


Those wishing to participate in the global conference GIRA 2010 are invited to submit:

/ Abstract / Paper / : Abstracts and papers should address the conference themes listed above and can describe a wide range of research including empirical or theoretical studies.

They are welcome from all of those concerned with the question of sustainable development, whether scholars or students, industry practitioners or policy makers, advocates or others.

/ Poster / : Posters will be displayed on the wall or/and appropriate panels in the session room for the duration of the conference. There
will be a timetabled slot for contributors to stand by their posters so that participants can come and discuss the research, answering any questions that interested viewers of the posters may have.

Submissions details

/ Abstracts / : All the abstracts must be written in English and should be no more than 350 words long. Please indicate the name of the conference theme to which your abstract most closely applies, including up to five keywords. Abstracts should be submitted by *April, 17th, 2010.

The abstracts will only be accepted through completion of the online submission form to conference’s website

/ Papers: / The full papers must be submitted until *May, 31^st , 2010.

/ Posters / : have to be mounted by the author in time before the poster session. Posters that are not removed by authors will automatically be discarded.

Please read the guidelines available at the conference website.


The accepted papers will be available on GIRA´s web page unless the authors express their disagreement with their paper´s insertion.
A large number of international journals have confirmed their interest in reviewing papers presented to GIRA conference. The first three
journals, marked with *, will issue a special edition:

- Corporate Ownership and Control

- Environment and Planning A

- Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal

- Corporate Governance: An International Review

- Tourism Management>

- Global Environmental Politics

- Review of Environmental Economics and Policy

- Environmental Quality Management

- Applied Energy

- Society and Business Ethics

*Important Dates *

Abstract submission deadline: April 17^th 2010

Abstract notification acceptance: April 30^th 2010

Paper submission deadline May 31st 2010

Paper notification of acceptance: End June 2010

*Keynote speakers *

Gilbert Lenssen, EABIS

Fiona Harvey, Financial Times

Gunter Pauli, Zeri Foundation

Chris Nichols, Ashridge University

Madhav Mehra, World Council for Corporate Governance

Alexandre de Carvalho, Hystra

David Grayson, Cranfield University

Andrew Kakabadse, Cranfield University

*Organising Committee Chair *

José Paulo A. Esperança (ISCTE-Lisbon University Institute)

*Steering Committee *

Luís Reto, Rector, ISCTE-Lisbon University Institute
> José Paulo Esperança, Prorector for International Relations and Chair of GIRA 2010

Gilbert Lenssen, Chairman, EABIS European Academy for Business and Society

Fiona Harvey, Environment Editor, Financial Times

Harry Kroto, Florida State University, Chemistry Nobel Prize Laureate

Daniel Samoilovich, Executive Director, Association Columbus

José J. Estabil, Executive Director, MIT School of Engineering
International Innovation Initiative

Shirley Oliveira, Environmental Adviser, E&P Segment, BP

*Scientific Committee *

Gilbert Lenssen, EABIS - European Academy for Business and Society, Belgium

Francesca Sanna-Randaccio, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy

Filipe Duarte Santos, Faculty of Science, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Viriato Soromomenho Marques, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal

António Gomes Mota, Business School, ISCTE-Lisbon University Institute, Portugal

Catarina Roseta Palma, Department of Economics, ISCTE-Lisbon University Institute, Portugal

Maria das Dores Guerreiro, Department of Sociology, ISCTE-Lisbon University Institute, Portugal

Mohamed Azzim Gulamhussen, Business School, ISCTE-Lisbon University Institute, Portugal

Virginia Trigo, Business School, ISCTE-Lisbon University Institute, Portugal

António Robalo, Business School, ISCTE-Lisbon University Institute, Portugal

Carlos Duarte, Management School, Polytechnic of Tomar, Portugal

Maria José Aguilar Madeira Valente da Silva, University of Beira Interior, Portugal

Manuel Portugal Ferreira, School of Technology and Management, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria

Tânia de Matos Gomes Marques, School of Technology and Management, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria

Karine Nyborg, Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research, Norway

Christian Seelos, IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Spain

Jaume Rosselló-Nadal, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain

Joan Fontrodona, IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Spain

Juan J. Durán, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain

Adrian Henriques, Geneva University, Switzerland

Victor Corado Simões, School of Economics and Management, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal

Harry Bremmers, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Colin Hunter, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom

David Stokes, Kingston University London, United Kingdom

Giles Atkinson, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom

Maria Carapeto, Cass Business School, City University London, United Kingdom

Arun Agrawal, University of Michigan, United States of America

Philip A. Dover, Babson College, United States of America

Bradem R. Allenby, Arizona State University, United States of America


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Additional Information

Questions should be addressed to the Organising Committee of GIRA^ 2010 through the following contacts: E-mail:> Tel: 00 351 217 903 000 – Ext. 752016 / 712031 Fax: 00 351 217 903 964