The Ceremony of the 2013 Award for the Best Doctoral Dissertation on Corporate Social Responsibility was held in the Rectorate of the University of Malaga last 26th November. This Award is an activity of the Santander Center for Corporate Social Responsibility of the University of Malaga 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 has been 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 2012.
This is an original initiative in Spain. In total, there have been 17 doctoral dissertation submmited to the Award from different Spanish Universities located in Andalucia, Aragon, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla Leon, Catalonia, Madrid, etc.
The Winner of the Best Doctoral Dissertation has been Javier Amores Salvadó, from Complutense University of Madrid, for his thesis entitled “La innovación medioambiental tecnológica y los resultados empresariales: análisis de los efectos moderadores”. Pilar Ramo Sáez, from University of Zaragoza, has received an Accesit for her doctoral dissertation “Responsabilidad Social Corporativa y Marketing. Un modelo de resultados desde la identificación del consumidor socialmente responsable”.