Centre for Sustainable and Responsible Organisations News

Elsa UnderhillSafeWork Australia Expert Work Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation Research Panel

Dr. Elsa Underhill, a member of the Employee Health and Well-Being cluster at CSaRO, has led a successful tender for Deakin University to join the SafeWork Australia Expert Work Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation Research Panel. Other staff recognised in the institutional membership of the panel are CSaRO member Prof. Andrew Noblet (DGSB) and Prof. Sue Brumby, Director of the Deakin University National Centre for Farmer Health. Membership of the panel enhances the likelihood of Deakin University staff successfully tendering for future research projects with Safe Work Australia.

CSaRO member appointed Alfred Deakin Professor

Michael PolonskyCongratulations to Professor Michael Polonsky on this significant achievement.

 

CSaRO Research Colloquium - Corporate Social Responsibility: Connecting the Dots within CSaRO

The mid-year CSaRO Research Colloquium was held at Deakin University on June 12, 2013. The half-day event provided an opportunity for CSaRO members to present research findings from projects funded by CSaRO during 2012, or to present data relating to research projects currently being undertaken in 2013. Nine very interesting and informative presentations were given during the Research Colloquium, including a presentation from guest speaker Dr. Amanda Allisey from the Deakin Graduate School of Business.

New CSaRO Members, Dr Ambika Zutshi, Dr Colin Higgins and Prof. Wayne Binney also gave short introductions about their backgrounds and research interests during the colloquium, and Associate Professor Mark Lawrence, Head of the Food Policy Unit within the Population Health Strategic Research Centre at Deakin, provided the group with an introduction into some of the research projects that he is currently involved with.

Papers presented during the CSaRO Research Colloquium include:

  • Corporate Social Responsibility: Making Connections
    Presenter: Prof. Nava Subramaniam
  • Developing High-Involvement Organisational Health Interventions
    Presenter: Dr. Amanda Allisey (Guest Speaker)
  • Identifying the sources of stress among probationary constables: A mixed-methods investigation
    Presenter: Prof. Andrew Noblet
  • When Passion isn't Enough: What motivates men and women on arts boards to perform
    Presenter: Prof. Ruth Rentschler
  • Asia Pulp and Paper Research Project
    Presenters: Dr. Yuka Fujimoto and Dr. Fara Azma
  • Environmental Sustainability Orientation: A Study of Small and Micro Enterprises in the Philippines
    Presenter: Prof. Doren Chadee
  • Creating Sustainable Organisations: The Human and Social Dimensions
    Presenter: Dr. Elsa Underhill
  • Information Content of Large Trades in Indian Exchanges
    Presenter: Dr. Saikat Soven Deb
  • The Impact of Temporal Orientation on Environmental Attitudes and Green Consumer Behaviour
    Presenter: Prof. Michael Polonsky

Professor Jerome Williams visits Deakin

"The most interesting and stimulating part of the visit for me was the opportunity to engage with scholars on the other side of the globe who have similar research interests and to be able to exchange ideas. In fact, I even was exposed to some literature in the area of discrimination in Australia that was right in line with my work in the U.S., and even though it had been done over twenty years ago, I had not seen it before. I definitely will be encouraging my colleagues in the U.S., especially those in the area of public health, to consider visiting Australia, or at least to consider a more active interchange of scholarship. I'm already looking forward to coming back". JDW

Professor Jerome WilliamsDuring March 2013, The Centre for Sustainable and Responsible Organisations hosted a visit from Professor Jerome D. Williams, Prudential Chair in Business from Rutgers Business School in Newark and New Brunswick, USA. Professor Williams is also the Interim Director and Research Director for The Centre for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CUEED) and PhD Program Director at Rutgers Business School. During his visit Professor Williams presented a research seminar to the Faculty of Business and Law titled 'Researching the Tough Stuff: Challenges of Pursuing an Academic Career Focusing on Marketplace Discrimination and Public Health Communication'. His presentation focused on the challenges of pursuing a research career, including the up's and down's, the successes and the mistakes and also highlighted the many challenges researchers face who pursue a path in studying marketplace discrimination and public health communication issues.

As an Associate Editor of the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing (JPPM), Professor Williams also presented 'Reflections on Publishing in the JPPM' addressing some of the challenges and opportunities of publishing in this journal which for more than 30 years has adopted the mission of publishing articles on how marketing practice shapes and is shaped by societally important factors such as innovation, economic development, globalization, ecology, safety and security, nutrition and health, consumer vulnerability and protection, ethics and social responsibility, regulation and deregulation, antitrust, privacy, intellectual property, and the legal and regulatory environment.

Outside of his presentations at Deakin, and in recognition of Professor Williams' reputation as a researcher in the area of communication theory, he and the CSaRO's Dr Paul Harrison were invited to Canberra to present their research at the NHMRC Headquarters for the Australian National Preventive Health Agency, and were also panel members at a public forum at Cancer Council Victoria discussing changes in media and communication. Professor Williams also addressed the Deakin Commerce Alumni on issues related to his work around entrepreneurship.

Seminar - Digitisation and Fragmentation

The Obesity Policy Coalition and Deakin University's Centre for Sustainable and Responsible Organisations are pleased to invite you to "Digitisation and Fragmentation: The next frontier for junk food marketers, public health organisations, parents and regulators". More information [85KB PDF].

Thursday, 21st March 2013
Cancer Council Victoria
100 Drummond Street, Carlton
1.30pm - 2.30pm

Registration

Seminar - Researching the Tough Stuff: Challenges of Pursuing an Academic Career Focusing on Marketplace Discrimination and Public Health Communication, and Reflections on Publishing in the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing

20 March 2013 1 - 2:30pm Room lb3.323, Deakin University, Melbourne Burwood Campus.

Presented by Professor Jerome D. Williams, Prudential Chair in Business, Rutgers Business School, Newark and New Brunswick, USA. Professor Williams is also the Interim Director and Research Director for The Centre for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CUEED) and PhD Program Director at Rutgers Business School. He is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing.

In 1982 the American Marketing Association (AMA) invited each doctoral granting institution in the United States to send its top doctoral student to the AMA Doctoral Consortium. Professor Williams was fortunate enough to be selected as the representative of the University of Colorado. Twenty-five years later, four members of the 1982 class were invited to the 2007 AMA Doctoral Consortium, which now includes the top doctoral students from all over the world, to present a special 25 year anniversary session on perspectives on what leads to a successful research career. Professor Williams was fortunate enough again to be selected as one of those four scholars and was able to share his perspectives on what he refers to as 'researching the tough stuff.' In this presentation, Professor Williams will highlight the challenges of pursuing this path, including the up's and down's, the successes and the mistakes. He will share insights from all members of the 1982 class, as they were surveyed about the different career paths they took over the 25 years, and share the words of wisdom they could provide to the budding researchers of the 2007 class.

Professor Williams will also focus on the many challenges researchers face who pursue a path of 'researching the tough stuff,' whether one is a young, just starting out scholar, or a more seasoned scholar who may now want to venture into this research domain, as researchers who study marketplace discrimination and public health communication issues often face a daunting and challenging task on several fronts. Sometimes the results of their work is viewed with skepticism due to charges that they are looking at marketplace phenomena through a biased lens, i.e., the researchers are often accused of letting their passion for eradicating social injustices in the marketplace cloud their scholarly judgment.

As an Associate Editor of the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing (JPPM), Professor Williams will also address some of the challenges and opportunities of publishing in this journal. For more than 30 years, JPPM has adopted the mission of publishing articles on how marketing practice shapes and is shaped by societally important factors such as innovation, economic development, globalization, ecology, safety and security, nutrition and health, consumer vulnerability and protection, ethics and social responsibility, regulation and deregulation, antitrust, privacy, intellectual property, and the legal and regulatory environment.

 

Call for CSaRO Research Project Grant Applications

The Centre for Sustainable and Responsible Organisations (CSaRO) is calling for grant applications for potential Research Projects. CSaRO has set aside $20,000 to fund two research projects ($10,000 max. each). Primary areas for funding include CSR, SME's, responsible/ethical management and environmental/social economics.
Grant funds are required to be spent by December 15, 2013.

Please peruse the guidelines [95KB PDF] and application form [156 KB PDF]for further information.

Applications close on Monday 27th May 2013
Send completed applications to csaro@deakin.edu.au

Call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for 2013 CSaRO activities

CSaRO is now inviting EOI submissions for potential activities in relation to four of CSaRO's strategic areas (International Alliances, Research Fellow, Mentor and Visitor Meetings, and Seminars and Conferences) that you may like to champion or lead, possibly with other researchers within CSaRO.

EOI applications should be a maximum of one page and include:

  • the project's basic objectives
  • anticipated outcomes
  • a brief budget outline (travel and accommodation, Research Assistant wages)
  • details of other CSaRO members who may benefit or be actively involved in the project
  • details of how the proposed project fits with the mission of CSaRO.

You may adopt the EOI form [17KB DOCX] if it suits.

Send completed EOI submissions to csaro@deakin.edu.au

Applications close on Monday 27 May 2013.
Submitted EOI's will be reviewed by the CSaRO Executive Board and successful applicants will then be invited to provide further detailed information or submit a full grant application in regard to the proposed project.

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