Corporate Responsibility

A Small Symposium on “Corporate Responsibility, Equality
and Diversity Practices in Organizations”

18th Annual International Conference on Management
29-30 June & 1-2 July 2020, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Business & Economics

The Management  Unit of ATINER will hold a Small Symposium on “Corporate Responsibility, Equality and Diversity Practices in Organizations: The Challenges of Implementing Theory in Practice” as part of the 18th Annual International Conference on Management, 29-30 June & 1-2 July 2020, Athens, Greece, sponsored by the Athens Journal of Business & Economics.

The internal dimension of the Corporate Social Responsibility involves the issues of the quality of life in the workplace. To be considered Socially Responsible, organizations must develop appropriate conditions for workers to feel accomplished in that environment through participative management, where innovation, creativity and individual talents may flourish. Therefore, the necessity of respecting local cultures and keeping an ethical and responsible relationship with minorities and with institutions that voice their interests is a growing expectation.
By making the workplace responsive, warming and inspiring, labor activities may be conducted in an ideal perspective by skilled, clear and communicative leaders who must be able to provide feedback, recognize values and individual differences, as well as foster self-development of their teams.
Current literature shows that the agenda of diversity and inclusion in the workplace has gained international status among Human Resource managers and organizational leaders, not only in developed countries but also in emerging economies.
As pluralism adds value to deliberations in private and public policies, the need to find ways to encourage diversification rather than maintenance of homogenization in organizations is being stressed out worldwide.
Considering that the greater variety in knowledge and experience generated by diversity could benefit the organization by providing a larger set of choices for managing problems and opportunities, organizations started to implement policies and practices in order to offer ideal conditions of work for the employees. Bringing their whole selves to the workplace, trying to be individuals that are at their most productive and innovative conditions, cohesive and effective teams are created. Valuing its intellectual capital, the organizations may guide their ethics towards the fundamental rights in the social, economic and environmental levels. It is time to implement theory in practice. You may participate as presenter of one paper or observer.

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Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized, including a pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine-tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycenae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, a day trip to Delphi, and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by the 18 May 2020 to: Ms. Neide Lúcia de Oliveira Almeida, PhD Student, Sustainability Management Systems, Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil. Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If your submission is accepted, you will receive information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements. If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. lead a stream, chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER & Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, UK(

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Academically, the Association is organized into 6 Divisions, 37 Units and 6 Centers.  Each Unit organizes at least an Annual International Conference, and may also undertake various small and large research projects.

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