BUSINESS IN SOCIETY

BUA5BIS

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject explores the evolving role of the organisation in society introducing concepts of Corporate Responsibility and Stakeholders. It is based on the view of organisations as open systems and explores the interdependencies between the environment and the organisation. It introduces various perspectives of social responsibility: strategic; legal; reputation; employee relations; community relations; ethics; philanthropy; and business environment. The subject also explores the divergent concepts around shareholder and stakeholder purpose.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAmalia Di Iorio

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in LMMBA or HZMBHA or LMMBAH or LMMBAA or LZFABA to do this subject.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCorporate social responsibility theories: mapping the territoryPrescribedGarriga, E. & Mele, D. (2004)JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS VOL 53(1-2), 51-71.
ReadingsReport of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises,PrescribedRuggie, J - including Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Implementing the United Nations "Protect, Respect and Remedy" FrameworkAVAILABLE ON LMS
ReadingsThe social responsibility of business is to increase its profits.PrescribedFriedman, M. (1970)NEW YORK TIMES. (AVAILABLE ON LMS)
ReadingsThe stakeholders theory of the corporation: concepts, evidence and implicationsPrescribedDonaldson,T & Preston,L. (1995)ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT REVIEW, 20 (1), 65-91.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Week 29-31, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size60

Enrolment information Hanoi University agreement stipulates a maximum of 60 students Cohort recruitment is capped at 60

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 29 - 30
Four 1.0 days seminar per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 29 to week 30 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Regional Block Delivery dates 18 - 21 July 2014"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
10-15 minute group presentation(3 students per group), (5 minutes per student)10
Individual written peer review of group10
one 4,500-word group research paper(3 student per group) (1,500-word per student)40
two 2,500-word individual written assignments40

City Campus, 2014, Week 11-20, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size60

Enrolment information Hanoi University agreement stipulates a maximum of 60 students Cohort recruitment is capped at 60

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRosaria Burchielli

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 11 - 20
Six 9.0 hours seminar per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 11 to week 20 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will attend 6 seminars, 15 & 16 March, 12 & 13 April, 17 & 18 May 2014."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
10-15 minute group presentation(3 students per group), (5 minutes per student)10
Individual written peer review of group10
one 4,500-word group research paper(3 student per group) (1,500-word per student)40
two 2,500-word individual written assignments40

Vietnam, 2014, Week 19-25, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size60

Enrolment information Hanoi University agreement stipulates a maximum of 60 students Cohort recruitment is capped at 60

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAmalia Di Iorio

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 19 - 25
One 3.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 19 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
10-15 minute group presentation(3 students per group), (5 minutes per student)10
Individual written peer review of group10
one 4,500-word group research paper(3 student per group) (1,500-word per student)40
two 2,500-word individual written assignments40