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Ch 27: WEST Business & Marketing Education: Social Responsibility in Business

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Let us aid you in reviewing information about corporate social responsibility and business ethics as you prepare for the WEST Business and Marketing Education exam. Our refresher lessons may be of benefit when you encounter these types of questions on test day.

WEST Business & Marketing Education: Social Responsibility in Business - Chapter Summary

Brush up on your knowledge of business social responsibility, including the origins of this concept and what is meant by corporate citizenship. The reviews offered by our videos and brief quizzes may help you answer questions related to the following on your WEST Business and Marketing Education exam:

  • Understanding what is meant by social responsibility for organizations
  • Analyzing the origins of social responsibility
  • Listing the levels of corporate social responsibility
  • Interpreting ethical issues in business
  • Naming the five stages of corporate citizenship
  • Defining corporate social performance

In these lessons, our instructors may guide you through topics you haven't studied in several years or introduce you to some new concepts. You can prepare for the WEST Business & Marketing Education exam by viewing these lessons anytime, anywhere.

Objectives of the WEST Business & Marketing Education: Social Responsibility in Business Chapter

Washington State teachers seeking certification in business and marketing education must pass the WEST Business & Marketing Education exam to gain an endorsement in that subject. The material this chapter explores can be found within exam's section on business management and law, which accounts for 17% of the test's total content.

All questions on the WEST Business & Marketing Education exam are multiple choice, and the exam is administered on computer. You can practice answering questions in this format by taking the quizzes that accompany each of our lessons. These quizzes also provide an assessment of your learning, letting you know if any areas need more attention.

6 Lessons in Chapter 27: WEST Business & Marketing Education: Social Responsibility in Business
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
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