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Writing Workshops on Business Groups and Corporate Responsibility for the Public Good in India

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Place : India, South Delhi

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Contact Person:Ria Sinha

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The research theme of BGs and corporate responsibility as “public good”, developed by Ararat et al. (2018), is particularly useful, as it opens up many possibilities. Historically, BG has been a predominant form of business organising and structuring mechanism in India. Further, BGs in India have traditionally engaged with social welfare issues and provision of public goods (Arora & Kaul, 2013; Arora & Puranik, 2004; Khanna, 2000; Shah, 2014; Sood & Arora, 2006; Tara & Kumar, 2016; Tata & Matten, 2016), long before the concept, practice and the scholarship on CSR became mainstream. As Cuvero-Cazurra (2018) suggested, “Some of the historical investments by business groups to address infrastructure deficiencies and externalities were not viewed as CSR because it was not until the 1950s that companies started considering CSR as a concept, and not until the 1970s that CSR became mainstream”. With the Writing Workshop in November 2018, we intend to form an international Academic Network to support collegial and scholarly engagements to pursue the agenda of advancing research on BGs and Corporate Responsibility for the Public Good in India. The writing workshop will be a first step towards this pursuit. Some potential research questions and themes that can be explored, but not limited to these, are as follows: • How do BGs/BG affiliated firms contribute to public good in India? • Does the BG affiliation influence adoption of CSR/sustainability strategies in India? If so, how? • Does BG affiliation in India have any relationship with sustainable firm value? • Is family control a driver of CSR/sustainability in BGs/BG affiliated firms in India? Or is it actually an impediment? • Do CSR/sustainability strategies of BGs/BG affiliated firms differ from non-BGs firms and advance country MNEs operating in India? • How does affiliation to a family owned BG influence corporate governance, transparency and sustainability disclosures in India? • Do CSR/sustainability approaches and strategies vary across industry types and geographies with BG affiliation in India? • How stakeholder engagement varies with BG affiliation in India? • Do BGs/BG affiliated firms create value for stakeholders through their CSR/sustainability activities in India? • How do public policies influence CSR/sustainability strategies for BGs in India? Do these differ from non-­BG firms and advance country MNEs operating in India? • Are there dark side of BGs CSR/sustainability strategies and activities in India? The purposes of the writing workshop are manifold: • To seek out interest from scholars already researching on, and those interested in, BGs and on CSR/sustainability/public good in India -­ to form an international Academic Network on Business Groups and Corporate Responsibility for the Public Good in India; • To enable scholars interested in studying BGs and CSR/sustainability/public good to develop and present their paper ideas; • To support scholars to develop and prepare manuscript for publication in international peer reviewed journals; • To provide an opportunity for scholars to participate in CRB’s 5th annual conference: ‘India and Sustainability Standards: International Dialogues and Conference’ to be held from 14-16 November 2018 in New Delhi.

Deadline for abstracts/proposals : 10th October 2018

Organized By :Centre for Responsible Business (CRB)

Keynote Speakers : Prof. Dirk Matten, Schulich School of Business Prof. Peter Lund-­Thomsen, Copenhagen Business School (CBS) Dr. Bimal Arora, Aston Business School

Conference Highlights :Centre for Responsible Business (CRB) in association with the OP Jindal Global University, Schulich School of Business and Aston Business School, UK is organising a writing workshop on ‘Business Groups and Corporate Responsibility for the Public Good in India’, on 13th November 2018 at the OP Jindal Global University, New Delhi Campus. The purpose of the writeshop is to encourage and support scholarly research from India to build on and contribute to business and management research on Busi

Venue :OP Jindal Global University, New Delhi Campus

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