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JFBS 5th Annual Conference 2015 

"Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Innovation"

Japan Forum of Business and Society (JFBS)
Humboldt-University Berlin International CSR Conference (HU CSR)
CSR Asia
Joint Conference


■Date: September 10th - September 11th, 2015 (2 Days Program)
      *Doctoral Workshop is to be held on September 10 (the 1st day)
       as one of the Breakout Sessions.
■Venue: 6F and 7F, No. 3 Building, Waseda Campus, Waseda University, Access

■Theme: Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Innovation
Sustainable Development is defined as "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" and has been a main theme in the last two decades. Now we need a new step to promote sustainable development in the next decade. Social entrepreneurship is expected to tackle challenges for sustainable development and take the sustainability initiative. Sustainable/social innovation creates new social values through businesses which tackle social and environmental problems with a view to their resolution. To create a new innovation, we need to build and promote collaboration among social business, big business, NGO, local people, government, and academia, and to make a institutional environment to enhance new businesses.  

We will discuss various issues and challenges on the theme of "Entrepreneur and Sustainable Innovation". The conference welcomes papers on the following (but not limited to) research topics: Social Entrepreneurship, Sustainable/Social Innovation, Innovation Management, Partnership among Sectors, Regional Development, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Social Marketing. General topics on business and society are also welcome.


■Program:For Details.

Program Committee

・Amemiya, Hiroshi (Representative, Corporate Citizenship Japan, Japan)
・Barter, Nick (Senior Lecturer, Griffith University, Australia)
・Debroux, Philippe (Professor, Soka University, Japan)
・Omuro, Nobuyoshi (Assistant Professor, Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan)
・Schwalbach, Joachim (Professor, Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany)
・Tanimoto, Kanji (Professor, Waseda University, Japan)
・Welford, Richard (Chairman, CSR Asia, Hong Kong)

Call for Paper (Research/Case Study) 

Please submit a A4 one page proposal for a single paper and add three keywords (either in English or Japanese) to


Deadline for Submission May 31, 2015 ・An A4-size sheet (approximately 600 words) proposal with the theme and 3 keywords
・Please send the proposal to
Result Notification June 30, 2015  

Those who submit a successful proposal will be invited to submit a full paper to the following journals after the conference. For more details on CFP, please go to the link:
● JFBS Annals 【Business and Society No.5】 (Chikura Publishing)
● Corporate Governance: The international journal of business in society : Special Issue on "Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Innovation." (Emerald) 

Paper Submission

After the conference, presenters will be invited to submit a full paper.
● Corporate Governance: The international journal of business in society : Special Issue on "Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Innovation." (Emerald)
(Full paper submission: March 31, 2016)

● JFBS Annals 【Business and Society No.5】 (Chikura Publishing)
For details, please read Author Guidlines.


Extended to→
Jan. 31, 2016
   Feb. 29
Please send the full paper to
Result Notification The end of Mar, 2016 The full papers are invited for double-blind peer review. The acceptance/rejection will be notified to you by the end of March 2016.
Final Submission The end of May, 2016 Please send the final manuscript to
Publication is expected in September 2016.


The "Early Bird" discounted price applies in case submission of application form and payment of participation fee are completed by July 31, 2015.

We offer a limited number of non-presenting students to attend the doctoral workshop as guests. For those who have registered for the conference and wish to attend the doctoral workshop, please inform in advance and can participate in the workshop with no additional fee. (they need to be master students or above).

JFBS Members/ Non-members
Participation Fee
(Early Bird)

Participation Fee
JFBS Member      9,000 yen      11,000 yen
JFBS Member (Student)      6,500 yen       8,000 yen
Non-Member      13,000 yen      15,000 yen
Non-Member (Student)      8,000 yen      10,000 yen
Presenter               9,000 yen (until July 31)
Doctoral Workshop Presenter               5,000 yen (until July 31)
Networking Party, Sep 10               4,000 yen
【Please note】
*1 Single conference fee cannot be duplicated. For example, if a person in a company has made payment for the conference and has had a namecard to particiate the conference, his/her colleagues cannot participate the conference. The colleagues need to register the conference.
*2 The registration for the Joint Conference will be completed after we confirm your payment of the participation fee along with submission of the application form.
*3 For payment, please choose either bank transfer or credit card.
*4 Registered participants of the Joint Conference will receive a password to download presentation resumes on September 1, 2015. (The User ID and password is to be valid for 2 months from September 1 to October 31, 2015.). JFBS will not provide proceedings in order to save papers.
*5 Registered participants will have free lunch on September 11, the 2nd day of the conference. We hope you will make good use of this opportunity to enrich your network.


Tokyo is a very large and attractive city and benefits from plentiful accommodation. See the following website for more information.
- Japan National Tourism Organization
- Japan Guide

●We uploaded photos (the external website, Picasa.)

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