SRRNet International Conference 2019



The 2019 annual international conference in Social Responsibility Research Network (SRRNet) will take place in the city of Barcelos, Portugal, in partnership with the Research Center on Accounting and Taxation (CICF) of the Management School of the Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave (IPCA).



Under the theme Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): public and private sector perspectives”, SRRNet International Conference 2019 intends to extent the debate on the role of the government in social responsibility matters.

CSR was defined first as a concept whereby companies would decide voluntarily to contribute to a better society and cleaner environment (European Commission, 2001). Nowadays, CSR has become a priority issue on governments’ agendas.  The phenomenon of investigation in CSR no longer has an exclusive focus on private owned companies. Global trends have forced both private and public actors to reshape their frameworks, rules, and business models

Some benefits of a public sector CSR include their ability to help inspire new strategies to address gaps in public sector capacity and to promote synergies between the complementary skills of public, private and civil society actors to achieve public policy goals related to sustainable development.


Prof. David Crowther’s invitation 



Sónia Monteiro Veronica Ribeiro David Crowther  Shahla Seifi
Conference Co-chair, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal Conference Co-chair, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal Conference Chair & Chair of Scientific Committee President, SRRNet & De Montfort University, UK SRRNet Conferences Chair & University of Derby, UK