1st International SMOG Conference 2009

1st International Conference on Sustainable Management of Public and Not For Profit Organisations

University of Bologna - Forlì Campus, piazzale Vittoria n. 15 Forlì (FC)

1st – 3rd July 2009


The 1st International Conference on Sustainable Management of Public and Not for Profit Organistions Conference will be jointly organised by The University of Bologna, the University of Sydney, the International Research Society for public Management (IRSPM), Accademia Italiana di Economia Aziendale (AIDEA), and the Italian Academic Network for the Development of Management in Public Sector (SIVMAP), KPMG, FONDAZIONE GARZANTI ONLUS - FORLI AND SIDREA.

Conference Programme

Theme and focus of the Conference

Sustainability Management of Organisations Group and is a purposely formalized research group set up to focus on

  • the management of sustainability
  • the evolving meaning of sustainability for organisations
  • social and environmental accounting
  • social, ecological and environmental economics
  • philosophical, geographical and cultural aspects of management in relation to sustainability

The Conference will promote research excellence in relation to these complex and evolving subject areas by both enabling academics to recognize those elements of their work that might relate to the function of the group, and providing a forum for discussion of their research.

As well as provide the opportunity for researchers, teachers, students, and practitioners to draw on each other’s expertise to further inform their own work in this emerging field of research and practice and therefore consequently, will foster relationships between like-minded academics with the intent of the identification of common ground for publication and research collaborations.

Papers

Invited Plenary Speakers

  • Prof. Jane Broadbent, University of Roehampton
  • Ms Nelmara Arbex, Global Reporting Initiative, Amsterdam
  • Prof. Riccardo Mussari, University of Siena
  • Prof. Jeffrey Unerman, London Business School

The Conference

Possible topic areas:

  • The management of sustainability
  • The developing meaning of sustainability for organisations
  • Social and enviromental accounting
  • Social, ecological and environmental economics
  • Philosophical, geographical, communicational and cultural aspects of management in relation to sustainability.

Special Issues

Selection of papers will be published in a special issue of Public Management Review. All contributors can submit their paper to be considered for the special issues. Papers will go through a standard double-blind review process. The special issue will be guest edited by Prof. James Guthrie.

The Organising Committee

Prof. Giuseppe Farneti, University of Bologna, Chair of the organising group, Prof. Roberto Grandi, University of Bologna, Prof. James Guthrie, The University of Sydney, Prof. Stephen Osborne, The University of Edinburgh, Dr. Federica Farneti, University of Bologna.

The Scientific Committee

Prof. Jane Broadbent, University of Roehampton; Dr. Federica Farneti, University of Bologna; Prof. Giuseppe Farneti, University of Bologna; Prof. Geoff Frost, The University of Sydney; Prof. Francesco Gennari, Bologna University; Prof. Roberto Grandi, University of Bologna; Prof. James Guthrie, The University of Sydney, Chair of the Scientific Committee; Prof. Irvine Lapsley, University of Edinburgh; Prof. Renato Mele, University of Salerno; Prof. Riccardo Mussari, University of Siena; Prof. Brendan O'Dwyer, University of Amsterdam; Prof. Stephen Osborne, The University of Edinburgh; Prof. Filippo Luigi Paolucci, Bologna University; Dr. Michel Paton, University of Sydney; Prof. Paolo Ricci, Università degli studi del Sannio; Prof. Lourdes, Torres University of Zaragoza; Prof. Jeffrey Unerman, University of London; Richard Laughlin, University of London.

The Conference will have a Pre-conference professional panel, in which "best practice" in social and sustainability reporting will be presented and discussed with key bodies and authorities.

Inquiries and Further Information

Inquiries directed to the Organising or Scientific Committee and general inquiries about the Conference, registration, and accommodation should be sent to the Conference Administrator as follows:

Deborah Smith, SMOG Administrator
Phone: +61 2 9351 8988, Fax: +61 2 9351 6638
Email: business.smog@sydney.edu.au