5th CR3+ Conference

Making Corporate Responsibility useful, April 28-29, 2017, Hanken School of Economics

The fifth CR3+ conference will take place at Hanken in Helsinki on April 28-29, 2017. You can follow the plenary sessions of the conference online streamed live at https://hanken.kurssi.tv/lives/cr3/

It is co-organized by 

- Hanken School of Economics (Helsinki, Finland),

- Audencia Business School (Nantes, France),

- ISAE/FGV (Curitiba, Brazil) and

- La Trobe University Business School (Melbourne, Australia)

The overall theme of the conference is 'Making Corporate Responsibility useful'.

Until now the concept of Corporate Responsibility / Corporate Social Responsibility (hereafter CR), as used in business studies, may have been mostly made useful from the perspective of the ‘business case’, as exemplified by the long debate around the alleged positive relationship between Corporate Social Performance (CSP) and Corporate Financial Performance (CFP).

Too often, while the supposed positive impacts of CR on the business bottom line have been a key claim for legitimizing CR practice in business, business schools and business journals, the impacts on society have tended to be less closely investigated, or only from a win-win perspective focusing on obvious positive impacts without problematizing potential negative externalities.

All questions in relation to the conference should be directed to ccr@hanken.fi.

WARNING : Please note that the schedule has been updated!

October 31, 2016 : Deadline for a 500-1000 words abstract to be sent (acceptance in streams will be based on those abstracts, announced by December 6). In your submission, clearly indicate which sub-theme(s), you want your submission to be considered for.

See individal Calls for Papers/Tracks here

March 31, 2017 : Deadline for your formatted abstract to be sent. You can find the formatted abstract template here :



April 10, 2017 : Deadline for your full paper to be sent.

All those documents have to be sent to ccr@hanken.fi