MSING032: MANAGING CSR IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT

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Masters
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MSc Management, Masters and PGT affiliate students from all depts
Term 2
3-hour block (x 10 weeks) comprising lectures (20 hours) and seminars (10 hours)
640% - 2,000-word Individual essay, 40% - 3,000-word group project, 20% class participation.

This module presents a cross-disciplinary perspective around the theme of managing CSR in a global context, including its social, economic, and environmental aspects. Its purpose is to equip students with an understanding of the social and strategic dimensions that determine why international businesses should design and implement a CSR strategy. It also looks at how they can manage such a strategy in a global context.

The aims of this module are to:

  • Explore the meaning of CSR and understand its importance
  • Analyse the ways CSR is undertaking by international companies
  • Manage a CSR strategy in a global context
  • Explore the future potential of CSR
  • Explanations of CSR, including the moral argument, the rational argument, and the economic argument
  • Antecedents and evolution of CSR
  • CSR implementation in a global context
  • Issues encountered by multinational companies in designing, implementing, and managing CSR in a global context
  • How companies can become ‘good citizens’
  • Future potential of CSR in a global context
  • Criticisms of CSR

100% coursework components, comprising:

  • 40% - 2,000-word individual essay
  • 40% - 3,000 word group project
  • 20% - Class participation

Griseri P. & N. Seppala (2010) Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility. Andover, Hampshire: South-western Cengage Learning.