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Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

2018/2019
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
4
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
1-й курс, 4 модуль

Course Syllabus

Abstract

Managers are increasingly confronted with issues of sustainability, responsibility and ethics. Managing responsibly is an integrative approach to sustainability, responsibility and ethics, which allows you as a manager to deal competently with such challenges. The course is a blended taught online course. It is based on the course “Managing Responsibly: Practicing Sustainability, Responsibility and Ethics” from Manchester University. Students make their acquaintance with course content and then make a team project under the guidelines of the course instructor.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To facilitate learning process to engage in changing practices to make them more sustainable, responsible, and ethically informed.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Students understand three constituting fields of managing responsibly: sustainability, responsibility and ethics.
  • Students are able to apply knowledge and insights from sustainability concepts to real life problems.
  • Students are able to apply knowledge and insights from responsible business practices to real life problems.
  • Students are able to apply knowledge about behavioral ethics to real life problems.
  • Students are able to identify, understand and facilitate individual action that can lead to change at the organisational and system level to ‘act is to move’.
  • Students know how to to appreciate and bring together different points of view, and negotiate collective solutions to pressing problems.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Managing Responsibly
    Meaning, relevance to sustainability and ethics, managerial practices.
  • Sustainability
    Concepts of sustainability, sustainability in a business context, managerial practices.
  • Responsibility
    Roots of responsible business practices, responsibility in organizations, stakeholder management, managerial practices.
  • Ethics
    Basics of behavioral ethics, moral philosophy, moral issues, managerial practices, ethics hotlines, codes of ethics, ethics training.
  • Professions and Occupations
    Professional context, responsible management issues, responsible management practices.
  • Integration 'Bringing it all together'
    Systemic complexity, power struggles, paradoxes, transformative action.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Team project
  • non-blocking Final exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.5 * Final exam + 0.5 * Team project
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Lenn, D. J. (2015). Principles of Responsible Management: Glocal Sustainability, Responsibility, and Ethics. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 14(2), 299–301. https://doi.org/10.5465/amle.2015.0075

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Laasch, O., & Conaway, R. (2014). Responsible Business: A Textbook for Theory; Practice and Change. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.58A64A5