Governance and Management Control Implications of the New Emphasis on Corporate Social Responsibility

12/15/2020 11:00 am 12/15/2020 12:00 pm Australia/Melbourne Governance and Management Control Implications of the New Emphasis on Corporate Social Responsibility

Monash Business School’s International Consortium for Values-based Governance, part of the Centre for Global Business (CGB), invites you to ‘Governance and management control implications of the new emphasis on corporate social responsibility’ webinar.

In contrast with the past, the generally accepted purpose of profit-making corporations has broadened to include effects on stakeholders other than shareholders. Maximising profit – a company’s core objective – must be supported by proactive corporate social responsibility (CSR) to manage and mitigate a broader array of risk factors.

How should a company’s management and its board of directors select from among the myriad CSR possibilities and assure their initiatives are effectively executed? Hear from our speaker, Professor Kenneth Merchant from the University of Southern California (USC), as he addresses these issues.

This webinar will be hosted by Dr Christo Karuna and moderated by Associate Professor Ralph Kober, both from the Department of Accounting at Monash Business School.

Professor Kenneth Merchant

Kenneth Merchant is Emeritus Deloitte & Touche LLP Chair of Accountancy and Emeritus Professor of Accounting at USC. He is an expert in management accounting, management control systems, and corporate governance. Professor Merchant has published in many journals, including Accounting, Organizations and Society; The Accounting Review; Industrial Relations; Journal of Accounting Research; Journal of Marketing; and Management Science. He has received numerous awards, including five Notable Contributions to Research awards from the American Accounting Association, two of which are for lifetime contributions to the field. He also received an Honorary Doctorate from Turku School of Economics, Finland. He served as Dean of the Leventhal School of Accounting at USC from 1994 - 2001. Before joining USC, he taught at Harvard Business School and the University of California Berkeley.

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Event Details

Date:
15 December 2020 at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Venue:
Online - Melbourne time
Categories:
Global Business

Description

Monash Business School’s International Consortium for Values-based Governance, part of the Centre for Global Business (CGB), invites you to ‘Governance and management control implications of the new emphasis on corporate social responsibility’ webinar.

In contrast with the past, the generally accepted purpose of profit-making corporations has broadened to include effects on stakeholders other than shareholders. Maximising profit – a company’s core objective – must be supported by proactive corporate social responsibility (CSR) to manage and mitigate a broader array of risk factors.

How should a company’s management and its board of directors select from among the myriad CSR possibilities and assure their initiatives are effectively executed? Hear from our speaker, Professor Kenneth Merchant from the University of Southern California (USC), as he addresses these issues.

This webinar will be hosted by Dr Christo Karuna and moderated by Associate Professor Ralph Kober, both from the Department of Accounting at Monash Business School.

Professor Kenneth Merchant

Kenneth Merchant is Emeritus Deloitte & Touche LLP Chair of Accountancy and Emeritus Professor of Accounting at USC. He is an expert in management accounting, management control systems, and corporate governance. Professor Merchant has published in many journals, including Accounting, Organizations and Society; The Accounting Review; Industrial Relations; Journal of Accounting Research; Journal of Marketing; and Management Science. He has received numerous awards, including five Notable Contributions to Research awards from the American Accounting Association, two of which are for lifetime contributions to the field. He also received an Honorary Doctorate from Turku School of Economics, Finland. He served as Dean of the Leventhal School of Accounting at USC from 1994 - 2001. Before joining USC, he taught at Harvard Business School and the University of California Berkeley.

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