Centre for Responsible Citizenship and Sustainability


Welcome to the Centre for Responsible Citizenship and Sustainability

The Centre

The Centre for Responsible Citizenship and Sustainability provides a platform for collaborative, inter-disciplinary work across the School of Business and Governance, all schools within Murdoch University and outside institutions. The Centre seeks to advance teaching and research in areas that are at the heart of key global challenges and relevant to future university graduates and society at large.

The Centre's objectives are to:

  • be an outward-facing and socially relevant organisation that engages with the communities it wishes to serve;
  • engage in high quality teaching and research to shape new thinking and practice on key aspects of responsible citizenship and sustainability; and
  • create an environment that is conducive to collaboration and promotes the development of research students and early career scholars.

Learn more about the Centre and its activities or sign up to our e-mail list to receive updates about events and collaboration opportunities.

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Volunteers needed for 2017 CSR Conference at Murdoch

Updated 30 May 2017

This is a Call to Volunteer at the at 4th international Conference on CSR, Sustainability, Ethics and Governance at Murdoch University on 26th and 27th July.

We are seeking Expressions of Interest to volunteer at the conference. Volunteering is a great way to network while getting a behind-the-scenes look at the conference. The Centre for Responsible Citizenship and Sustainability wants energetic volunteers to help deliver a successful conference in July. We need help with everything from running errands to taking care of conference speakers and overseeing conference IT requirements for sessions. This is an opportunity for you to meet with experts and meet with professionals across many industries working in the area of sustainability, corporate social responsibility, ethics and governance.

Volunteers will assist with:

  • Welcoming delegates and distributing registration materials
  • Guiding delegates to venues
  • Liaising with speakers to ensure they have all the necessary equipment
  • Welcome attendees as they enter the session rooms, provide session head counts, provide evaluation information to attendees
  • Room monitors will be assigned to one room for one day and may request a certain theme or track to liaise and we will try to honour all requests, but these are not guaranteed

To be an excellent volunteer, you will:

  • have great communication skills for answering questions and giving conference attendees directions
  • follow directions to the letter
  • have problem-solving skills, reliability, and lots of energy
  • enjoy talking with all sorts of people, from CEOs to students
  • be punctual, respectful and helpful


  • This position is voluntary
  • Minimum time commitment: approximately 6 hours on one or both days of conference (Wednesday 26 July and Thursday 27 July)
  • Shifts to be negotiated with Volunteer Coordinator
  • Volunteers report to the Conference Coordinator

Please send you Expression of Interest to crcs@murdoch.edu.au. Please include:

  • Name
  • Daytime contact number
  • And why you’d like to volunteer at this conference

Invitation to 'RADICAL'

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The Centre for Responsible Citizenship and Sustainability is hosting a monthly reading discussion group RADICAL - Readings And Discussions Informing Critical Academic Literacy.

This is a space for multidisciplinary scholars and doctoral candidates to convene for the germination and sharing of ideas on topics of interest spanning diverse disciplines.

A new text is selected by a group member each session with the member who selected the text introducing it to kick off discussion in an open and critical environment.

Articles, book chapters, work in progress by group members, conference papers, themes will be the focus of this group to kindle our research interests and cultivate a sense of community.

The group convenes on the first Monday of the month from 11am-1pm at EH4.078. Bring your lunch.

Contact Rochelle Spencer for more information rochelle.spencer@murdoch.edu.au

CRCS Paper awarded 2017 Emerald Literati Award

Updated 30 May 2017

Drs Rochelle Spencer and Martin Brueckner’s paper “Australian indigenous social enterprise: measuring performance” published in Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, 10(4): 397-424 has been selected by the journal’s editorial team as the Outstanding Paper in the 2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. Outstanding Papers form the backbone of the Awards for Excellence. The Editorial Board of each journal is invited to choose a winning paper and three others that deserve a highly commended award from the previous year’s volume.

The Emerald Literati Awards are now in their 24th year and were established to celebrate and reward the outstanding contributions of authors and reviewers to scholarly research. The criteria used to judge the awards are based on six areas that inform the development of our products: internationality; diversity; support for scholarly research; encouragement of applied research (impact); commitment to high quality scholarship; and a desire to ensure reader, author and customer experience is the best it can be.

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What we seek...

What we seek

The Centre engages in theoretical and empirical work, seeking to shape new thinking and practice on key aspects of responsible citizenship and sustainability.

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What we do

What we do

The Centre is successful in attracting research funding, producing high quality research publications reaching national and international audiences.

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Who we are

Who we are

The team at the Centre includes scholars with expertise in a wide range of areas including policy, management, sustainability and development studies.

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