Some Corporation can undoubtedly bring benefit to Society. Society, however, is questioning the existence of corporations, especially in the wake of the scandals and scams conducted by companies like ENRON, GUINESS, Coca Cola, Intel, General Motors, WorldCom and many others.
In response to it, the organizations around the globe are forced to wake up to the need for being committed towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). So is this what it is? Is it just a mean satisfying an end? Based on the material presented in the first three topics, answer the following
How can Corporate Social Responsibility be meaningful if it is not based on formal binding legislation enforcement?
You may start your analysis with a discussion about the importance of business ethics, its philosophies and practices. You are expected to demonstrate an analytical knowledge and critical understanding of different ethical perspectives, including ethical business objectives. In doing so, you may refer to a number of ethical issues, including equality at the workplace, racial and sexual harassment, corporate sustainability, corporate governance, corporate citizenship, environmental sustainability and globalization. In your analysis, you may also include thoughts about the implications of business ethics in different contexts around the world.
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This is an individual assignment
Ground your answer in relevant theory
Plagiarism and reproduction of someone else’s work as your own will be penalized
Make use of references, where appropriate – USE THE HARVARD REFERENCING SYSTEM
Structural elements should include an introduction, main body, and a conclusion
- Address both Parts A and B
- This is an individual piece of work
- Deadline: The last day of week 7
- Word Limit: 3000 Words
- Ground your answer in relevant theory
- Plagiarism and reproduction of someone else’s work as your own will be penalized
- Make use of references, where appropriate: Use the HARVARD REFERENCING SYSTEM
- WHEIGHT: 50% towards the final grade
Proceed to a critical assessment of the Corporate Social Responsibility Report of McDonalds. In your
analysis, you should critically examine the ethical environment in which McDonalds operates and
consider the impact this has upon its business behaviour and performance. Select the latest CSR report
of McDonalds online here:
.Also, the Annual Reports of McDonalds can be found here:
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As Sally Bibb suggests, as a manager you have a double role. The first is to ensure that you behave
ethically yourself (‘bosses have more influence that they often realize in shaping others’ behavior as
people tend to consciously or unconsciously copy the boss’). The other role is that managers are
responsible for making for making sure that those they manage do the right thing too. One way,
moreover, to achieve that those they manage do the right thing, is through developing and introducing to employees a Code of Conduct (for more on Code of Conduct see Topic 1). In the same line of thought, this part of the assignment requires you to assume the role of a manager and develop a Code of Conduct for an organization of your Choice. This Organization may be a company you worked for in the past, or even the institution to which you are studying. In developing your Code of Conduct, you should demonstrate a critical awareness of real ethical issues that modern work places face.
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