Module ME020

Corporate Responsibility


Learning objectives

After you attended this module, you will be able to:

  • define corporate responsibility
  • differentiate between corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, and corporate citizenship
  • apply all three concepts to corporate and non-profit organizations
  • identify social entrepreneurship as an additional focus within corporate responsibility

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Corporate Social Responsibility
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Concept and Definition
2.3 Components of CSR
2.4 Antecedents to CSR
2.5 Stakeholder Views of CSR
2.6 Process of CSR
2.7 Benefits of CSR
2.8 Risks of CSR

Chapter 3: Corporate Governance 
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Role of the Board of Directors
3.3 The Goal of Corporate Governance
3.4 The Risks of Corporate Governance
3.5 Cooperation with Outside Entities
3.6 Staying in Compliance under Corporate Governance
3.7 Choosing a Board of Directors
3.8 The Sarbanes–Oxley Act
3.9 Creating Corporate Citizenship
3.10 Disadvantages of the Corporate Governance Model
3.11 When should a Corporation consider Corporate Governance?
3.12 The true Value of Corporate Governance
3.13 Steps to take to implement Corporate Governance
3.14 Corporate Governance Reform
3.15 Performance-based Pay Models
3.16 Some Final Tips

Chapter 4: Corporate Citizenship
4.1 Concept and Definition
4.2 Types of Corporate Citizenship Initiative
4.3 Advantages and Risks of engaging in Corporate Citizenship
4.4 Why focus on Corporate Citizenship?
4.5 Stages of Corporate Citizenship

Chapter 5: Social Entrepreneurship
5.1 Introduction
5.2 History
5.3 Social Entrepreneurship and for-profit entrepreneurship
5.4 Social Entrepreneurship, Centric Disciplines and Sectors
5.5 Leveraging the Internet for better Networking
5.6 Classifying Social Entrepreneurs and Social "Innovators"
5.7 The Challenges of Social Entrepreneurship
5.8 Innovation through Cooperation
5.9 Integral Qualities of Social Entrepreneurs and Social Entrepreneurship Programs
5.10 Making Data actionable and replicable
5.11 Strong Moral Accountability
5.12 Organizational divisions
5.13 Developing different Categories for Social Enterprise
5.14 Social Entrepreneurship Efficacy
5.15 Moving forward

Chapter 6: Conclusion

Workload units 2
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