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Ch 8: Corporate Social Responsibility & Citizenship

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Watch video lessons and find out about the different levels of corporate social responsibility and where this concept originated. Each lesson is accompanied by a short multiple-choice quiz you can use to check your understanding of these business topics.

Corporate Social Responsibility and Citizenship - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

This chapter addresses the concept of corporate social responsibility and how it is used in business organizations. The professional instructors who teach these lessons will introduce you to the origins of social responsibility and analyze the pros and cons of this concept. You'll get to take a look at stakeholder theory, the five stages of corporate citizenship and social performance. When you're finished watching these lessons you'll be familiar with:

  • Definitions for social responsibility, corporate citizenship and social performance
  • What role social responsibility plays in organizations
  • Sustainability philosophy
  • Differences between social performance and corporate social responsibility

Video Objectives
Social Responsibility in Organizations Provides the definition for social responsibility and explains how it is used by organizations. Uses contemporary examples to illustrate the concept.
The Origins of Social Responsibility Details where and when the idea of social responsibility originated.
The Levels of Corporate Social Responsibility Outlines the different levels associated with corporate social responsibility.
Business Ethics: Corporate Social Responsibility Examines the sustainability philosophy and stakeholder theory. Provides a detailed examination of the arguments for and against social responsibility.
Corporate Citizenship: Definition & the Five Stages Defines corporate citizenship. Summarizes the five different stages associated with this concept.
Corporate Social Performance: Definition, Obligations & Responsibilities Defines social performance and distinguishes between it, corporate social responsibility and corporate citizenship. Explains how businesses can be socially responsible and still fulfill economic and legal obligations. Compares the motivations for corporate social responsibility and corporate social performance and examines the social audit.

8 Lessons in Chapter 8: Corporate Social Responsibility & Citizenship
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The Social Contract in Business Ethics

1. The Social Contract in Business Ethics

The world of business includes the social contract of business, whereby the role of a business extends beyond the primary purpose of profit. See this through philanthropy and doing the right thing, and the counterarguments that some economists propose.

Social Responsibility in Organizations

2. Social Responsibility in Organizations

As companies search for ways to encourage employee involvement and economic longevity, there is increased interest in giving back to communities. Learn how social responsibility in organizations allows businesses to focus part of their operations on supporting social responsibility.

The Origins of Social Responsibility

3. The Origins of Social Responsibility

A business shows social responsibility when it uses its resources to give aid to help solve social issues. Discover the origins of social responsibility by exploring social responsibility in both a historical and modern context.

The Levels of Corporate Social Responsibility

4. The Levels of Corporate Social Responsibility

Many companies want to work towards social responsibility and there are four levels of corporate social responsibility. Discover each level: economic responsibility, legal responsibility, ethical responsibility, and philanthropic responsibility.

Business Ethics: Corporate Social Responsibility

5. Business Ethics: Corporate Social Responsibility

Learn the importance of business ethics and why it is just as important as making money. The topics covered are corporate social responsibility, sustainability, the stakeholder theory, and arguments for and against corporate social responsibility.

Corporate Citizenship: Definition & the Five Stages

6. Corporate Citizenship: Definition & the Five Stages

Corporate citizenship is the idea of demonstrating ethical behavior, respecting the needs of stakeholders as well as those of the environment. Explore the benefits of corporate citizenship and the five stages: elementary, engaged, innovative, integrated, and transforming.

Corporate Social Performance: Definition & Responsibilities

7. Corporate Social Performance: Definition & Responsibilities

Corporate social performance is the stakeholder's assessment of corporate social responsibility (CPR) and corporate citizenship over time in comparison to the competition. Learn more about the definition, responsibilities, the three major elements of the CPR model, and shareholder satisfaction.

Triple Bottom Line Framework & Corporate Responsibility

8. Triple Bottom Line Framework & Corporate Responsibility

The triple bottom line framework offers three ways to measure success in a company by utilizing data. Explore how triple bottom line measures sustainability within a company, and understand the ways that it measures success by doing so.

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