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Safdar Nazeer

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Safdar Nazeer
Assistant Professor
nazeersafdar@gmail.com
+92-3215387759

Faculty of Business Administration


Department of Management Sciences
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Safdar Nazeer

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course introduces students to the relevance and importance of ethics and social
responsibility in business. Important learning objectives are to increase students awareness
and understanding of ethical issues in business, and to provide students with useful conceptual
tools to guide analysis and decisions. The ultimate intent of the course is to leave students
better equipped to identify, think critically about, and resolve ethical issues that are encountered
in ones working life at the individual, organizational, and societal levels.

Some of the conceptual tools and frameworks to be discussed throughout the course include:

Moral Responsibility
Moral Theory, Reasoning, and Development
Ethical Decision-Making
Corporate Social Responsibility Theory
Ethics versus the Law

The course will apply these conceptual tools and frameworks to the treatment by business of
their various stakeholder groups including: shareholders; employees; consumers; suppliers, the
natural environment, communities, and governments. The course concludes with a discussion
of how companies can better establish ethical corporate cultures (e.g., compliance and ethics
programs).
OBJECTIVES:
To enhance awareness and increase understanding of the nature of business ethics in the
Canadian as well as global business environment.
To examine the ethical implications of business practices from a stakeholder perspective.
To increase awareness of the challenges of business social responsibility.
To develop critical thinking skills via the application of concepts and theories to business
cases.
MY TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
I see the opportunity of application of the concepts delivered during lecture as vitally important for learning. It will
be my job to provide you with the theory with application oriented assignments. I assure you that with your active
participation in class and assignments, you would be able to develop your management skill set along enjoying the
subject.

ASSESSMENT SCHEME
Mid-term examination I
Mid-term examination II

10%
15%

Course works & Class participation


Final examination

25%
50%
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READING MATERIALS
Core texts
1. Business and Society: Ethics and Stakeholder Management/ 5th Edition/ by Carroll and Buchholtz
2. Corporate Social Responsibility/ by Crowther

WEEKLY PLAN
Week #
Week 1

Topics
Defining Corporate Social Responsibility

Week 2

Stakeholders & the social contract

Week 3

Introduction
Business and Society
Society as the Macro environment
A Pluralistic Society
A Special-Interest Society
Business Criticism and Corporate Response

Corporate Citizenship: Social Responsibility, Responsiveness, and Performance

Week 6

Introduction
Why ethics
Ethical philosophies
Corporate behavior
CSR, ethics and corporate behavior

The Business and Society Relationship

Week 5

Introduction
The prominence of CSR
Changing emphasis in companies
Sustainability
Environmental issues and their effects and implications
Externalizing cost
The social contract

Ethics, CSR and Corporate Behavior

Week 4

Introduction
Definitions of CSR
Effects of organizational activity
The principles of CSR

Introduction
The Corporate Social Responsibility Concept
Arguments Against and for Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate Social Responsiveness
Corporate Social Performance
Corporate Citizenship
Businesss Interest in Corporate Citizenship
Social Performance and Financial Performance Relationship
Socially Responsible or Ethical Investing

The Stakeholder Approach to Business, Society, and Ethics

Reference material
C SR/ by Crowther

PPTs
Handouts

C SR/ by Crowther

PPTs
Handouts

C SR/ by Crowther

PPTs
Handouts

Ethics and Stakeholder


Management/ by Carroll

Chapter Notes (book)


PPTs
Handouts

Ethics and Stakeholder


Management/ by Carroll

Chapter Notes (book)


PPTs
Handouts

Ethics and Stakeholder


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Management/ by Carroll

Introduction
Origins of the Stakeholder Concept
Who Are Businesss Stakeholders?
Strategic, Multifiduciary, and Synthesis Approaches
Three Values of the Stakeholder Model
Key Questions in Stakeholder Management
Effective Stakeholder Management
Developing a Stakeholder Culture
Stakeholder Management Capability
The Stakeholder Corporation
Principles of Stakeholder Management
Strategic Steps Toward Successful Stakeholder Management

Chapter Notes (book)


PPTs
Handouts

Week 7

CSR in not for profit organizations

C SR/ by Crowther

Chapter Notes (book)


PPTs
Handouts

Week 8

Introduction
Distinguishing features of sector
Types of NFP organizations
Motivation of NFPs
Implications for managers
Available resources
Sources of charity
Business Ethics Fundamentals

Week 9

Personal and Organizational Ethics

Week 10

Introduction
The Publics Opinion of Business Ethics
Business Ethics: What Does It Really Mean?
Ethics, Economics, and Law: A Venn Model
Four Important Ethics Questions
Three Models of Management Ethics
Making Moral Management Actionable
Developing Moral Judgment
Elements of Moral Judgment

Introduction
Levels at Which Ethics May Be Addressed
Personal and Managerial Ethics
Managing Organizational Ethics
From Moral Decisions to Moral Organizations

Business Ethics and Technology

Introduction
Technology and the Technological Environment
Characteristics of Technology

Ethics and Stakeholder


Management/ by Carroll

Chapter Notes (book)


PPTs
Handouts

Ethics and Stakeholder


Management/ by Carroll

Chapter Notes (book)


PPTs
Handouts

Ethics and Stakeholder


Management/ by Carroll

Chapter Notes (book)


PPTs
Handouts
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Week 11

Ethics and Technology


Information Technology
Biotechnology
Consumer Stakeholders: Information Issues and Responses

Chapter Notes (book)


PPTs
Handouts

Week 12

Introduction
The Consumer Movement
Product Information Issues
The Federal Trade Commission
Self-Regulation in Advertising
Consumer Stakeholders: Product and Service Issues

Chapter Notes (book)


PPTs
Handouts

Week 13

Introduction
Two Central Issues: Quality and Safety
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Food and Drug Administration
Businesss Response to Consumer Stakeholders
Total Quality Management Programs
The Natural Environment as Stakeholder

Chapter Notes (book)


PPTs
Handouts

Week 14

Introduction
The Sustainability Imperative
A Brief Introduction to the Natural Environment
The Impact of Business upon the Natural Environment
Responsibility for Environmental Issues
The Role of Governments in Environmental Issues
Other Environmental Stakeholders
Business Environmentalism
The Future of Business: Greening and/or Growing?
Business and Community Stakeholders

Chapter Notes (book)


PPTs
Handouts

Week 15

Introduction
Community Involvement
Corporate Philanthropy or Business Giving
The Loss of Jobs
Employee Stakeholders and Workplace Issues Privacy, Safety, and Health

Chapter Notes (book)


PPTs
Handouts

Week 16

Introduction
The New Social Contract
The Employee Rights Movement
The Right Not to Be Fired Without Cause
The Right to Due Process and Fair Treatment
Freedom of Speech in the Workplace
Project Presentations

Ethics and Stakeholder


Management/ by Carroll

Ethics and Stakeholder


Management/ by Carroll

Ethics and Stakeholder


Management/ by Carroll

Ethics and Stakeholder


Management/ by Carroll

Ethics and Stakeholder


Management/ by Carroll

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