The Santander Center for Corporate Social Responsibility of the University of Malaga organizes and supports the 2015 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 2014.
This is an original initiative in Spain. In total, there have been 12 doctoral dissertation submmited to the Award of this year.
The Winner of the Award has been María del Mar Miras Rodríguez for her dissertation “Responsabilidad Social Corporativa y rendimiento financiero: influencia de los factores cultura nacional y pertenencia al sector eléctrico” defended in the University of Seville. Óscar Díaz Chica obtained the Accesit for his dissertation entitled “El rol de líder formal: actitudes y valores frente a la Responsabilidad Social Corporativa” defended in the University of Valladolid.
The members of the jury decided to give a special mention to Domingo Martínez Martínez, for his doctoral dissertation “Relación entre responsabilidad social y performance competitivo en las pequeñas y medianas empresas: una aproximación empírica” defended in the University of Cadiz.