Human Relations: Contesting Social Responsibilities of Business: Experiences in Context

Last updated, 18 Jan 2021
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Special Issue CfP

Contesting Social Responsibilities of Business: Experiences in Context

Submission deadline: 28th February 2022

Paper development workshop deadline: 21st June 2021


Guest Editors: Premilla D'Cruz, Nolywé Delannon, Lauren McCarthy, Arno Kourula, Jeremy Moon and Laura J. Spence, with Human Relations Associate Editor Jean-Pascal Gond


Our SI has three main objectives: First, we want to re-conceptualize the social responsibilities of business organizations by advancing research using a relational perspective. Second, we seek to explore and bring to the fore experiences of different forms of contestation of the social responsibilities of business. Third, we aim to highlight the role of context of these social responsibilities focusing especially on contestation in overlooked geographic settings and sites of marginalisation.

If you are working on critical perspectives on the social responsibilities of business, worker voice, resistance, community action, contestation of corporate power and related topics- this may be the place for your work!

We are running a paper development workshop which we encourage potential authors to take advantage of. The full call, details of the paper development workshop and submission, can be found here:


With best wishes,

Lauren McCarthy (on behalf of the editorial team)

Senior Lecturer in Strategy & Sustainability (@genderCSR; more here)

Co-Director of the Centre for Research into Sustainability (CRIS) (@RHUL_CRIS)

School of Business & Management

Royal Holloway, University of London