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SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE – THEME: “THE SUSTAINABILITY DEBATE: THE WAY FORWARD”

Massey University, Albany Campus, Auckland, New Zealand
12 -13 November, 2009

Purpose
The social, environmental, economic and cultural aspects of sustainability have never been more relevant to the understanding of management and organizations. Recent years have witnessed an explosion of interest, research and debate as sustainability has been transformed from a marginal to a mainstream practitioner and academic concern. The aim of this conference, “The Sustainability Debate – The Way Forward”, is to provide a forum for academics, together with practitioners, entrepreneurs, and policy makers to come together and debate new ideas, research, and critical issues in sustainability. The goal of the conference is to advance the sustainability debate. It will map where sustainability theory and practice is heading, with a thorough grounding in what has come before.

Call for Papers
Papers are invited from academics, practitioners and policy makers for the conference. We invite our participants to explore but not be limited by the following themes:
Re – conceptualisation of Sustainability
Sustainability in the Business Sector
Sustainability and IT
Teaching Sustainability in Business Schools
The role of Government and NGOs in the Sustainability debate
Global Initiatives in Sustainability
Maori, Indigenous communities, and Sustainability

Submissions
Interested speakers should initially submit an abstract of no longer than 500 words. It should include reference to relevant theory/practice, research methodology where appropriate, findings, conclusions and any recommendations for future action/research. These can be sent as a Word attachment to Dr Gabriel Eweje: g.eweje@massey.ac.nz by Friday, 31 July 2009. All submissions will be subject to a formal double blind peer review and notification of acceptance will be provided by 14 August 2009. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings with an ISBN number. On your proposal please indicate the title of the paper, authors and contact details. Full paper of no more 15 pages should be sent by 24 October 2009.

Offers to run symposia and panel discussions are also welcome.

Further deliverables from the Conference
Selected papers presented at the Conference will be published in a special issue of the CSR and Environmental Management Journal (Wiley-Blackwell publisher).

Conference Registration
The conference registration fee of NZ$450 includes conference materials, two lunches, daily morning and afternoon refreshments and the conference dinner.

Accommodation
Auckland is a very attractive city and benefits from plentiful accommodation. Hotel recommendations and conference deals will be advised nearer the time.

Post Conference Tour
There will be a half day tour of sustainability projects in the North Shore City and Auckland. However, the fee for the tour would be in addition to the regular registration fee for the conference. Information and details will be announced later.

For further inquiries or information, please contact:
Dr Gabriel Eweje Department of Management & International Business College of Business Massey University Albany Campus Private Bag 102 904 NSMSC Auckland New Zealand Email: g.eweje@massey.ac.nz Tel: +64 9 4140800 extn 9291 Fax: +64 9 4418109