The Origins of Social Responsibility


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What occurred with regards to social responsibility in the early 19th century?

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1. How did philanthropists in the late 1800s adhere to social responsibility?

2. What was the aim of the service principle?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help evaluate your understanding of the lesson on business interest in social issues. You will be assessed on vocabulary and individuals related to this interest.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • The term that describes solving social problems with business resources
  • Term that refers to business owners who contribute money and time to help others
  • Principle that views establishing businesses that are profitable as a business owner's service to society
  • Who published a report describing the need for business accountability in solving social problems
  • The business leader who was named as an example of enacting principles that support the use of business resources to further social goals

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - verify that you can identify the relevant term or phrase by its definition, such as the term for solving social problems with business resources, business owners who contribute money and time to help others, and a principle that views establishing businesses that are profitable as a service to society
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a leader in business who embraced the idea of businesses accountability in social issues
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you understand the essential information from the related lesson on the origins of businesses taking responsibility to help solve social problems

Additional Learning

To learn more about social responsibility, review the accompanying lesson titled The Origins of Social Responsibility. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the meaning of social responsibility
  • Learn about where and when social responsibility originated
  • Examine how the idea of social responsibility developed
  • Define the term corporate social responsibility
  • Learn how the Committee for Economic Development impacted social responsibility