Seminars and events
CSaRO Seminar: Contemporary Developments in Corporate Law and Governance
CSaRO was delighted to host a seminar on contemporary developments in the area of corporate law and corporate governance on Monday 4 November.
Professor Jean du Plessis, Deakin Law School and Professor Michael Adams, Head of School, School of Law, University of New England, addressed issues around the impact of technology on corporate governance and the effect of recent changes to corporate governance laws in the US on Australia corporations.
CSaRO Seminar: Ethics and Corporate Governance
The Centre was delighted to host a well-attended seminar on Ethics and Corporate Governance at Deakin Downtown on Tuesday, 30 April.
The opening address was given by Mr John Stanhope AM, Chancellor, Deakin University. Professor Michael Polonsky, Alfred Deakin Professor and Chair in the Department of Marketing, Professor Jean du Plessis, Deakin Law School, Associate Professor Luckmika Perera, Director, Pathways and Partnerships, Dr Zivit Inbar, Adjunct Professor and Mr Michael Bray, KPMG Fellow in Integrated Reporting, Faculty of Business and Law, gave practical insights into the board’s role in corporate ethics and how boards may gain strategic advantage from ethical leadership by using the Ethical Kaleidoscope, a framework to support better ethical decision making in the board room.
CSaRO Seminar: Implicit/explicit CSR’ revisited with Dirk Matten
On 27 February, CSaRO was delighted to host a research seminar on the dynamics of CSR in a comparative perspective: Convergence towards divergent hybrids, with Dirk Matten, the Gourlay Visiting Professor of Ethics in Business for 2018-19 at Trinity College, University of Melbourne. Matten and Moon (2008) won the Academy of Management Review Best Paper of the Decade Award (2008-18) and in this seminar Prof Dirk Matten presented an update of this ground-breaking paper on its tenth anniversary.
CSaRO Seminar: Corporate Political Sustainability Leadership
On 31 July, CSaRO was delighted to host a research seminar on Corporate Political Sustainability Leadership (CPSL) with Associate Professor Ben Neville from the University of Melbourne.
Professor Ben Neville is working to define CPSL and establish it as distinct from similar concepts, to provide a strategic framework for understanding the conditions for managing CPSL, and seeking to identify mechanisms for governing the ‘democratic gap’ of CPSL, for while government is accountable for its political leadership through the democratic electoral process, corporations are not.
YIPAA Annual Address: Sustainable Development Goals and the Victorian Public Sector
CSaRO co-sponsored the highly successful YIPAA Annual Address on Sustainable Development Goals and the Victorian Public Sector on Tuesday 3 July at Deakin Downtown. Over ninety attendees were addressed by a distinguished panel consisting of public sector leaders who worked across environment, social, and economic policy areas discussed how Sustainable Development Goals will influence young professionals working in the public sector. The speakers and panellists included:
- Gavyn Tellis, MC
- Dr Fara Azmat, co-Director, CSaRO
- Nina Cullen, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
- Dr Scott Rawlings, Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability
- Gul Khan, PwC
- Leeora Black, Deloitte
- Daizy Maan, Advisory Board Member, CSaRO, Deakin University
Panellists from the YIPAA Annual Address including (from left to right): Daizy Mann, Dr Fara Azmat, Leeora Black and Gavyn Tellis.
CSaRO Seminar: A Framework For Intersectional Ethics
On Tuesday 19 June, CSaRO hosted a research seminar on Intersectional Ethics with Robbin Derry, Associate Professor in Strategy at the Dhillon School of Business at the University of Lethbridge in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Intersectional Ethics draws on intersectional theory and analysis to propose key questions for ethical reasoning. Associate Professor Derry proposes the development of a new framework for intersectional ethics to create a bridge between black feminist theory and social constructions of gender, and critical business ethics, resulting in tools for ethical analysis of cultural power and for understanding the systemic reproduction of privilege and injustice.
Opportunities and Challenges in Integrating Sustainable Development Goals across Research and Curriculum
CSaRO hosted the successful Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Colloquium on Monday 4 December 2017 at the Deakin Downtown centre in Melbourne, with selected presentations published in Social Business Journal. Academics, early-career researchers and doctoral students discussed and shared their research ideas, approaches and experiences of integrating SDGs across research, curriculum and within the broad field of business.
Sustainable Development Goals addressed: all
Journal of Business Ethics Workshop
CSaRO co-hosted a successful research seminar with the Journal of Business Ethics on 2 October 2017, which was attended by academics and practitioners across Australia. The workshop focused on:
- designing research projects underpinned by ERS principles
- trends in published research underpinned by ERS principles
- publishing ERS-focused research in JBE.
Sustainable Development Goal addressed: SDG 17
Speaker Prof. Alex Newman
Associate Dean (International) Faculty of Business and Law
Section Editor, Journal of Business Ethics
How employee friendly is your workplace?
CSaRO hosted a successful lunchtime volunteering event with Volunteering Victoria on 25 September 2017. Attendees included Alfred Deakin Professor Michael Polonsky, Dr Fara Azmat and Dr Heather Round from Deakin University, and Roz Wollmering and Sue Noble from Volunteering Victoria. The purpose of this workshop was to explore issues of corporate volunteering and the role of leadership in driving corporate volunteering efforts.
Sustainable Development Goals addressed: SDGs 3, 8, 10, 13
CSaRO researchers have written and contributed to a range of publications as a result of their research.
Azmat, F, Ferdous, A, Rentschler, R and Winston, 2018, ‘Arts-based initiatives in museums: creating value for sustainable development’, Journal of business research, vol. 85, pp. 386-395, doi: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2017.10.016.
Collins, A, Azmat, F and Rentschler, R 2018, 'Bringing everyone on the same journey’: revisiting inclusion in higher education, Studies in higher education, pp. 1-13, doi: 10.1080/03075079.2018.1450852.
Jadhav, A, Orr, S and Malik, M 2018, ‘The role of supply chain orientation in achieving supply chain sustainability’, International journal of production economics, pp. 1-14, doi: 10.1016/j.ijpe.2018.07.031.
Kamalnath, A 2018, ‘Defining ‘diversity’ in corporate governance: a global survey’, Journal of legislation, vol. 45, no. 1, pp. 1-8.
Kamalnath, A 2018, ‘Corporate diversity 2.0 - lessons from Silicon Valley's missteps’, Oregon review of international law,’ vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 113-172.
Kamalnath, A 2018, ‘The corporate governance case for board gender diversity: evidence from Delaware cases’, Albany law review, vol. 82, no. 1, pp. 101-197, doi: 10.2139/ssrn.3128272.
Kamalnath, A 2018, ‘Submission for the Corporate Governance principles and recommendations’, 4th edition, ASX Corporate Governance Council, Sydney, N.S.W.
McQuilken, L, Robertson, N, Abbas, G and Polonsky, M 2018, ‘Frontline health professionals’ perceptions of their adaptive competences in service recovery’, Journal of strategic marketing, pp. 1-25, doi: 10.1080/0965254X.2018.1511630.
Orr, S, Menzies, J, Zheng, SM and Maddumage, S 2018, ‘Innovation and internationalisation successful SMEs Ventures into China’, Routledge, Abingdon, Eng.
Polonsky, MJ, Ferdous, A Shahriar, R, Andre MN, Waters, N and McQuilten, Z 2018, ‘Factors leading to health care exclusion among African refugees in Australia: the case of blood donation’, Journal of public policy and marketing, vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 306-326, doi: 10.1177/0743915618813115.
Puncheva-Michelotti, P, Vocino, A, Michelotti, M and Gahan, P 2018, ‘Employees or consumers? The role of competing identities in individuals' evaluations of corporate reputation’, Personnel Review, vol. 47, no. 6, pp. 1265-1288, doi: 10.1108/PR-04-2017-0116.
Renzaho, AMN, Green, J, Smith, BJ and Polonsky, MJ 2018, ‘Exploring factors influencing childhood obesity prevention among migrant communities in Victoria, Australia: a qualitative study, Journal of immigrant and minority health’, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 865-883, doi: 10.1007/s10903-017-0620-6.
Vora, D, Martin, L, Fitzsimmons, SR, Pekerti, AA, Lakshman, C and Raheem, S 2018, ‘Multiculturalism within individuals: a review, critique, and agenda for future research’, Journal of international business studies, pp. 1-26, doi: 10.1057/s41267-018-0191-3.
Wang, Z, Lee, A and Polonsky, MJ 2018, ‘Egregiousness and boycott intensity: evidence from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill’, Management Science, vol. 64, no. 1, pp. 149-163, doi: 10.1287/mnsc.2016.2577.
Zutshi, A, Creed, A and Connelly, B 2018, ‘Education for sustainable development: emerging themes from adopters of a declaration’, Sustainability, vol. 11, no. 1, doi: 10.3390/su11010156.
Zutshi, A and Creed, A 2018, ‘Declaring talloires: profile of sustainability communications in Australian signatory universities’, Journal of cleaner production, vol. 187, pp. 687-698, doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.03.225.
Ayşen, C, Vocino, A, & Polonsky, MJ 2017, 'Mediating effect of environmental orientation on pro-environmental purchase intentions in a low-involvement product situation', Australasian Marketing Journal, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 115–125, doi: 10.1016/j.ausmj.2017.04.008
Azmat, F, & Rentschler, R 2017, 'Gender and ethnic diversity on boards and corporate responsibility: the case of the arts sector', Journal of Business Ethics, vol. 141, pp. 317–336.
Azmat, F, Ferdous A, Rentschler R, & Winston E 2017, 'Arts-based initiatives in museums: creating value for sustainable development', Journal of Business Research, pp. 1–10, 10.1016/j.jbusres.2017.10.016.
Bridson, K, Evans, J, Varman, R, Volkov, M, & McDonald, M 2017, 'Questioning worth: selling out in the music industry', European Journal of Marketing, vol. 51, pp. 1650–1668.
Cokun, A, Vocino, A, & Polonsky, M 2017, 'Mediating effect of environmental orientation on pro-environmental purchase intentions in a low-involvement product situation', Australasian Marketing Journal, vol. 25, pp. 115–125.
Cyril, S, Nicholson, JM, Agho, K, Polonsky, M & Renzaho, AM 2017, 'Barriers and facilitators to childhood obesity prevention among culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in Victoria, Australia, Australian and New Zealand', Journal of Public Health, vol. 41, no. 3, pp. 287–293, doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12648
Cyril, S, Polonsky, M, Green, J, Agho, K, & Renzhao, A 2017, 'Readiness of communities to engage with childhood obesity prevention initiatives in disadvantaged areas of Victoria, Australia', Australian Health Review, vol. 41, pp. 297–307.
du Plessis, JJ 2017, 'Corporate social responsibility and "contemporary community expectations"', Company and Securities Law Journal, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 30–46.
Sullivan-Mort, G, Polonsky, M, Kilbourne, W, D'Souza, C, & Hartmann, P 2017, 'Introduction to the special issue on sustainability', Australasian Marketing Journal, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 83–174.
Huong, L, Koo, FK, Arambewela, R, & Zutshi, A 2017, 'Voices of dissent: unpacking Vietnamese international student experience', International Journal of Educational Management, vol. 31, no. 3, pp.280–292, https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEM-07-2015-0099
Jain, A 2017 Department Of Finance in India, a legislative reform Is needed to push corporate social responsibility, The Conversation, <https://theconversation.com/in-india-a-legislative-reform-is-needed-to-push-corporate-social-responsibility-80169>.
Keneley, M, Wines, G, & Jain, A 2017, 'The collapse of unlisted mortgage companies: a regulatory dilemma', Accounting Research Journal, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 1–27, doi: 10.1108/ARJ-12-2014-0108
Kamalnath, A, 2017, A memo to Google – firing employees with conservative views is anti-diversity, The Conversation, <https://theconversation.com/a-memo-to-google-firing-employees-with-conservative-views-is-anti-diversity-82318>.
Kumar, P & Polonsky, M 2017, 'An analysis of the green consumer domain within sustainability research: 1975 to 2014', Australasian Marketing Journal, vol. 25, 10.1016/j.ausmj.2017.04.009.
Mathiopoulos, J, Hogan, K, & du Plessis, JJ 2017, 'Whistleblowing reforms: a critical analysis of the current law and the new "bells and whistles" proposed', Company and Securities Law Journal, vol. 35, pp. 261–276,
McClaren, N, and Vocino A 2017, 'The direct and indirect effect of NFC on marketers’ work norms, vocational socialization, individual ethical position, and ethical perceptions', Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 109–123.
Michelotti, M, Vocino, A, Gahan P, & Roloff, J 2017, 'Non-wage benefits, corporate ownership and firm performance in post-communist economies: evidence from Ukraine', The International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol. 28, no. 20, pp. 2861–2892.
Newman, A, Round, H, Bhattacharya, S, & Roy, A 2017, 'Ethical climates in organizations: a review and research agenda', Business Ethics Quarterly, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 475–512, doi:10.1017/beq.2017.23
North, GL 2017, Supporting vulnerable households to achieve their housing goals: the role of impact investment, Australian Housing And Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, doi:10.18408/ahuri-821031
North GL 2017, 'Corporate sustainability practices and regulation: existing frameworks and best practice proposals' in du Plessis J., Low C. (eds), Corporate governance codes for the 21st century, Springer, Cham.
Kay, P., Polonsky MJ, & Ingliss, J 2017, 'Understanding managerial perspectives of volunteering at nonprofit leisure events: a comparison of typologies within Open Gardens Australia, Journal of Nonprofit & Public Sector Marketing, vol. 29, no. 1, pp 64–97, doi.org/10.1080/10495142.2017.1293586
Polonsky MJ 2017, 'The role of corporate social marketing', Journal of Social Marketing, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 268–279, https://doi.org/10.1108/JSOCM-11-2016-0066
Polonsky MJ, Ferdous, AS, Renzaho, AMN, Waters, N, & McQuilten, Z 2017, 'Factors leading to health care exclusion among African refugees in Australia: the case of blood donation, Journal of Public Policy & Marketing (In-Press).
Renzaho, A, Green, J, Smith, B & Polonsky, M 2017, 'Exploring factors influencing childhood obesity prevention among migrant communities in Victoria, Australia: a qualitative study', Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, pp. 1–19.
Courvisanos, J, Jain, A, & Mardaneh, KK 2016, 'Economic resilience of regions under crises: a study of the Australian economy', Regional Studies, vol. 50, no. 4, pp. 629–643, doi: 10.1080/00343404.2015.1034669
Cyril, S, Polonsky, MJ, Green, JB, Agho, KE, & Renzaho, AMN 2016, 'Readiness of communities to engage with childhood obesity prevention initiatives in disadvantaged areas of Victoria, Australia', Australian Health Review, vol. 41, no. 3, 297–307. doi:10.1071/AH16069
Fujimoto, Y & Azmat, F, & Subramaniam, N 2016, 'Creating community-inclusive organizations: managerial accountability framework, Business and Society, 10.1177/0007650316680060.
Huang, W, Boateng, A & Newman, A 2016, 'Capital structure of Chinese listed SMEs: an agency theory perspective', Small Business Economics, vol. 47, no. 2, pp. 535–550.
King, Danielle D, Newman, A & Luthans, F 2016, 'Not if, but when we need resilience in the workplace', Journal of Organizational Behavior, vol. 37, no. 5, pp. 782–786.
McQuilken, L, Robertson N, & Polonsky, M 2016, 'Recovering from other-customer-caused failure: the effect on focal customer complaining', Journal of Hospitality Marketing & Management, vol. 26, no. 1, pp.83–104.
Newman, A, Prajogo, D, & Atherton, A 2016, 'The influence of market orientation on innovation strategies', Journal of Service Theory and Practice, vol. 26, no. 1, pp.72–90, https://doi.org/10.1108/JSTP-02-2015-0044
Newman, A, Rose, P, & Teo, S 2016, 'The role of participative leadership and trust-based mechanisms in eliciting intern performance: evidence from China', Human Resource Management, vol. 55, no. 1, pp.53–67.
Polonsky, MJ, Landreth Grau, S, & McDonald, S 2016, 'Perspectives on social impact measurement and non-profit organisations', Marketing Intelligence and Planning, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 80–98, doi: 10.1108/MIP-11-2014-0221
Rafiq, S, Salim, R, & Nielsen, I 2016, 'Urbanization, openness, emissions, and energy intensity: a study of increasingly urbanized emerging economies', Energy Economics, vol. 56, pp. 20–28, doi: 10.1016/j.eneco.2016.02.007
Renzaho, AN, Polonsky, M, Mellor, Da & Cyril, S 2016, 'Addressing migration-related social and health inequalities in Australia: call for research funding priorities to recognise the needs of migrant populations', Australian Health Review, vol. 40, pp. 3–10, doi: 10.1071/AH14132
Shahriar, AZM, Schwarz, S, & Newman, A 2016, 'Profit orientation of microfinance institutions and provision of financial capital to business start-ups', International Small Business Journal, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 532–552.
Taufique, MRH, Vocino A, & Polonsky, MJ 2016, 'The influence of eco-label knowledge and trust on pro-environmental consumer behaviour in an emerging market', Journal of Strategic Marketing, vol. 25, no. 7, pp. 511–529.
Azmat, F & Haque, MZ 2016, Corporate social responsibility in the ready made garments industry in Bangladesh. In Örtenblad, Anders (ed.), Research handbook on corporate social responsibility in context, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, England, pp.207–227.
Arambewela, R, Le, TKH & Polonsky, M 2015, 'Social inclusion through cultural engagement among ethnic communities', Journal of Hospitality Marketing and Management, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 375–400.
Azmat, F, Ferdous, A & Couchman, P 2015, 'Understanding the dynamics between social entrepreneurship and inclusive growth in subsistence marketplaces', Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 252–271.
Creed, A & Zutshi, A 2015, 'An international review of environmental initiatives in the construction sector', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 98, pp. 92–106.
Higgins, C, Milne, M & Van Gramberg, B 2015, 'The uptake of sustainability reporting in Australia', Journal of Business Ethics, vol. 129, no. 2, pp. 445–468.
Higgins, C, Milne, M & Stubbs, W 2015, 'Is sustainability reporting becoming institutionalised? The role of an issues-based field', Journal of Business Ethics, pp. 1–18.
Newman, A, Schwarz, G, Cooper, B & Sendjaya, S, 2015 'How servant leadership influences organizational citizenship behavior: the roles of LMX, empowerment and proactive personality', Journal of Business Ethics, pp. 1–14.
Newman, A, Allen, B & Miao, Q 2015, 'I can see clearly now the moderating effects of role clarity on subordinate responses to ethical leadership', Personnel Review, vol. 44, no. 4, pp. 611–628.
Nielsen, I, Miao, Q & Newman, A 2015, 'The impact of employee perceptions of organizational corporate social responsibility practices on job performance and organizational citizenship behavior: evidence from the Chinese private sector', International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol. 26, no. 9, pp. 1226–1242.
Stubbs, W & Higgins, C 2015, 'Stakeholders’ perspectives on the role of regulatory reform in integrated reporting', Journal of Business Ethics, pp. 1–20.
Haque, MZ and Azmat, F 2015, 'Corporate social responsibility, economic globalization and developing countries: a case study of the ready made garments industry in Bangladesh', Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 166–189, doi: 10.1108/SAMPJ-04-2014-0028
Azmat, F 2014, 'Migrant women entrepreneurs: exploring the barriers' in Kelly, L (ed.), Entrepreneurial women: new management and leadership models [2 volumes], ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, California, pp.199–217.
Azmat, F 2014, 'Exploring the potential of social entrepreneurship in developing countries' in Fukukawa, K (ed.), Corporate social responsibility and local community in Asia, Routledge, Abingdon, England, pp. 98–110.
Azmat, F Rentschler, R & Fujimoto, Y 2014, 'Walk through the doors. Be our guest: how important are partnerships to enable multicultural groups to attend arts events?' in O'Reilly, D, Rentschler, R and Kirchner, T (eds.), The Routledge companion to arts marketing, Routledge, Abingdon, England, pp.132–141.
Alevras & Du Plessis JJ 2014, 'The payment of dividends: legal confusion, complexities and the need for comprehensive reform in Australia', Company and Securities Law Journal, vol. 32, pp. 312–333.
Azmat, F & Roxas, H 2014, 'Community social capital and entrepreneurship: analyzing the links', Community Development, vol. 45, no. 2, pp. 134–149.
du Plessis JJ, O’Sullivan & Rentschler 2014, 'The multiple layers of gender diversity on corporate boards: to force or not to force diversity, Deakin Law Review, vol. 18, pp. 1–50.
Newman, A, Borgia, D & Schwarz, S 2014, 'How does microfinance enhance entrepreneurial outcomes in emerging economies? The mediating mechanisms of psychological and social capital', International Small Business Journal, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 158–179.
Newman, A & Hofman, P 2014, 'The impact of perceived corporate social responsibility on organizational commitment and the moderating role of collectivism and masculinity: evidence from China', International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 631–652.
Newman, A, Kiazad, K, Miao, Q & Cooper, B 2014, 'Examining the cognitive and affective trust-based mechanisms underlying the relationship between ethical leadership and organisational citizenship: A case of the head leading the heart?', Journal of Business Ethics, vol. 123, no. 1, pp. 113–123.
Vocino, A, Polonsky, M & Kilbourne, WE 2014, 'Relationship between the dominant social paradigm, materialism and environmental behaviours in four Asian economies', European Journal of Marketing, vol. 48, no. 3/4, pp. 522–551.
Vocino, A, Polonsky, M, Grimmer, M & Miles, M 2014, 'The interrelationship between temporal and environmental orientation and pro-environmental consumer behaviour',. International Journal of Consumer Studies, vol. 38, no. 6, pp. 612–619.
Fujimoto,Y & Azmat, F 2014, 'Organizational justice of work-life balance for professional/managerial group and non-professional group in Australia: creation of inclusive and fair organizations', Journal of Management and Organization, vol. 20, no. 5, pp. 587–607.
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