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Ch 15: Corporate Social Responsibility & Citizenship: Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Corporate Social Responsibility & Citizenship chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach techniques used for making ethical business choices that support the community. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Corporate Social Responsibility & Citizenship chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday The history of social responsibility How organizations approach social responsibility, contemporary examples, and the origins behind social responsibility
Tuesday Levels of social responsibility Economic responsibility, legal responsibility, ethical responsibility, and philanthropic responsibility
Wednesday Ethics Stakeholder theory, sustainability, arguments against social responsibility, and arguments in favor of social responsibility
Thursday Corporate citizenship Prestige pricing, commitment to ethical behavior, transparency, and the five stages of corporate citizenship
Friday Social performance Corporate social performance model, corporate social responsibility (CSR), social issues of stakeholders, social responsibility categories, and modes of social responsiveness

6 Lessons in Chapter 15: Corporate Social Responsibility & Citizenship: Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Social Responsibility in Organizations

1. Social Responsibility in Organizations

Watch this video lesson to learn how companies put into practice their social responsibilities. Learn how a socially responsible company helps the environment, people, and employees along with giving freely to society.

The Origins of Social Responsibility

2. The Origins of Social Responsibility

Although the idea of business helping society can be traced back to ancient times, the full thrust of corporate social responsibility was born in the 1950s. In this lesson, you will learn the origins of social responsibility.

The Levels of Corporate Social Responsibility

3. The Levels of Corporate Social Responsibility

Most companies do not start as socially-responsible companies. In fact, the path to embracing corporate social responsibility consists of four different levels that companies progress through that will benefit their stakeholders.

Business Ethics: Corporate Social Responsibility

4. Business Ethics: Corporate Social Responsibility

Now that companies are concerned with society's welfare, corporate social responsibility is a controversial topic. In this lesson, learn the two theories of social responsibility and the arguments for and against the practice.

Corporate Citizenship: Definition & the Five Stages

5. Corporate Citizenship: Definition & the Five Stages

Corporate citizenship is being adopted by more companies who have come to understand the importance of the ethical treatment of stakeholders. In this lesson, you will learn the definition and the five stages of corporate citizenship.

Corporate Social Performance: Definition & Responsibilities

6. Corporate Social Performance: Definition & Responsibilities

How can managers judge if their company is providing good corporate citizenship or being socially responsible? In this lesson, you will learn about how a corporate social performance model is used to critique if a company is providing shareholder satisfaction.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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