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Corporate Responsibility in a Global Context

Business Management
Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

About This Course

The aim of this course is to introduce you to the concept of corporate responsibility and the principles it is based on. We will address the creation of a corporate responsibility strategy and the issues it encompasses. Then, we will look at the corporate social responsibility in the case of multinational corporations operating in developing countries. Lastly, the sustainability and environmental issues will be analysed, as well as corporate responsibility for human rights, global corporate citizenship and the influence of international and national laws.

Course Content

1. Introduction to corporate responsibility

  a) Definition

  b) Principles

2. Corporate responsibility strategy

  a) Creating a corporate responsibility strategy

  b) Communicating a corporate responsibility strategy

  c) Calibrating a corporate responsibility strategy

  d) Corporate culture and organizational ethical climate

3.Corporate social responsibility of multinational corporations in developing countries

  a) Corporate awareness

  b) Multinational corporations and international corruption

  c) Regulation and control of global governance

  d) Impact of global governance on developing countries

  e) Multiregional laws

  f) Unintended consequences of international corporate responsibility

4. Sustainability and environmental issues

5. Corporate responsibility for human rights and global corporate citizenship

6. Multinationals under international law

7. Multinationals under national law


Adefolake O. Adeyeye - Corporate Social Responsibility of Multinational Corporations in Developing Countries: Perspectives on Anti-Corruption (2012, Cambridge University Press)

C. B. Bhattacharya, Sankar Sen, Dr. Daniel Korschun - Leveraging Corporate Responsibility: The Stakeholder Route to Maximizing Business and Social Value (2011, Cambridge University Press)

Crowther D., Aras G. - Corporate Social Responsibility (2008)

David Vogel - The Market for Virtue: The Potential And Limits of Corporate Social Responsibility (2005, Brookings Institution Press)

Jennifer A. Zerk - Multinationals and Corporate Social Responsibility (2006, Cambridge University Press)

Mag. Christina Keinert (auth.) - Corporate Social Responsibility as an International Strategy (2008, Physica-Verlag Heidelberg)

Martin Fahy, Anastasia Weiner, Jeremy Roche - Beyond Governance: Creating Corporate Value through Performance, Conformance and Responsibility (2005, Wiley)

Philip Kotler, Nancy Lee - Corporate Social Responsibility: Doing the Most Good for Your Company and Your Cause (2004, Wiley)