The Santander Center for Corporate Social Responsibility of the University of Malaga organizes and supports the 2014 Award for the Best Doctoral Dissertation on Corporate Social Responsibility. Such a Center is sponsored by Banco Santander.
The award is intended to support significant and original contributions on CSR that are also useful for companies, organizations and society. There is no restriction placed upon the formal disciplinary area of the research so long as it is directly related to CSR or one of its three dimensions (economic, social and environmental). The award has been open to candidates associated with any private or public Spanish university, and the doctoral dissertation has to be defended in 2013.
This is an original initiative in Spain. In total, there have been 30 doctoral dissertation submmited to the Award of this year.
The Winner of the Award has been Raquel Antolín López for her dissertation “Institutions and Environmental Entrepeurship: The emergence of the renewable electricity sector in the EU” defended in the University of Almeria. Mª Luisa Pajuel Moreno obtained the Accesit for her dissertation entitled “Evaluación del impacto de la actividad empresarial en términos de Sostenibilidad. Constatación empírica de su determinación en las empresas españolas” defended in the University of Extremadura.
The members of the jury decided to give special mentions to Jesus Barrena Martínez, for his doctoral dissertation “Configuraciones de recursos humanos socialmente responsables y resultados en la empresa: El capital intelectual como variable mediadora” (Universidad de Cadiz) and to Mª Isabel González Ramos for her dissertation “Relación entre el dinamismo del entorno, la postura tecnológica y la RSC. Una aplicación empírica en el sector de las energías renovables” (University of Castilla-La Mancha).