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Social Values & Corporate Social Responsibility

Module name (EN): Social Values & Corporate Social Responsibility
Degree programme: International Management, Master, ASPO 01.10.2016
Module code: MAIM-163
SAP-Submodule-No.: P420-0310
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2V (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 3
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
written examination

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
MAIM-163 (P420-0310) International Management, Master, ASPO 01.10.2016, semester 1, optional course
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 90 hours (equivalent to 3 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 67.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Matthias Gröhl
Dozenten des Studiengangs

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Learning outcomes:
1 Professional Competencies
1.1 Knowledge
The Students can/know/apply
• explain personal, cultural, and organizational parameters of corporate social responsibility,
• the latest state of knowledge regarding CSR and related models,
• critically assess the global impact of CSR and the implication of responsibility for managers in
  multinational enterprises and societies,
• the international CSR standards and initiatives like ISO 26000, the UN Global Compact and the Global
  Reporting Initiative with a view to handling business problems that result from a spread of stakeholders in
  diverse cultures,
• the future CSR megatrends
1.2 Skills
The Students can/know/apply
• detect and identify CSR related challenges for multinational enterprises,
• CSR and related concepts to different business settings and environments
• CSR and related concepts in order to develop tailored solutions for new applications,
• the societal, moral, and intercultural dimension of CSR by combining knowledge from different fields
• the international CSR standards and initiatives like ISO 26000, the UN Global Compact and the Global
  Reporting Initiative
2 Personal Competencies
2.1 Social Competencies
The Students can/know/apply
• the societal, ethical, and intercultural dimension of CSR and its meaning for a responsible leadership,
• justify and defend the core dimensions of CSR and contributes their expertise in teams.
2.2 Autonomy
The Students can/know/apply
• manage and transform CSR contexts with respect to new business challenges,
• reflect the CSR dimensions of a firm in the background of social values and intercultural relations,
• the interplay between ethics, culture, and business and are able to derive an own mind on it,
• work out independent ideas and can do what is necessary to carry out a sustainable management initiative.

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Module content:
In the rapidly changing global environment the notion that businesses take on social and environmental responsibilities has grown significantly. Financial results remain a must but companies are expected to achieve those results by operating in a socially responsible manner. This implies that managers must develop pertinent reasoning skills and subject their strategies and decisions to social/environmental as well as financial considerations.
The seminar commences by establishing an advanced understanding of the new challenges to business in the global market and the concept of CSR in the context of related approaches like f.i. Business Ethics and Sustainability.
In the next part the focus will on the intercultural dimension of CSR. Comparative approaches to CSR are analysed and the conceptual framework is applied to surveys of selected countries. International CSR standards and initiatives like ISO 26000, the UN Global Compact and the Global Reporting Initiative will analysed with a view to handling business problems that result from a spread of stakeholders in diverse cultures.
The seminar will conclude with an evaluation of the potential and implications of CSR on a global scale and a critical assessment of the implications of responsibility.

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Teaching methods/Media:
• Lectures incl. practitioners’ best practices
• Case studies
• Seminar

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Recommended or required reading:
• Acemoglu, D., Robinson, J. A. (2012), Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty, Profile Books.
• Armstrong, S. (2011): The Politics and the Economics of Integration in Asia and the Pacific, Routledge Chapman & Hall.
• Baldwin, R., Wyplosz, C. (2012): The Economics of European Integration, Mcgraw-Hill Professional.
• Brousseau, E., Glachant, J.-M. (2008) New Institutional Economics: A Guidebook, Cambridge University Press.Burki,
  J. S. (2012): South Asia in the New World Order: The Role of Regional Cooperation, Routledge Contemporary South Asia.
• Cai, K. G. (2010): The Politics of Economic Regionalism: Explaining Regional Economic Integration in East
  Asia, Palgrave.
• Chavance, B. (2013), Institutional Economics, Routledge.
• Coffey, P. (2008): Latin America - MERCOSUR (International Handbooks on Economic Integration), Springer.
• Dabene, O. (2009): The Politics of Regional Integration in Latin America: Theoretical and Comparative
  Explorations, Plagrave.
• Ghemawat, P. (2011): World 3.0: Global Prosperity and How to Achieve It, Harvard Business Review Press.
• Groenewegen, J., Spithoven, A., and Van Den Berg, Annette (2010), Institutional Economics: An Introduction,
  Palgrave Macmillan.Lim, T. W. (2011): Economic Integration and Regionalism in Asia, World Scientific Publishing.
• Kasper, W., Streit, M. E., Boettke, P. J. (2012), Institutional Economics: Property, Competition, Policies,
  Edward Elgar Publishing.
• Oster, S. M. (1999), Modern Competitive Analysis, Oxford UniversityPress.
• Roland, G. (2004), Transition and Economics: Politics, Markets, and Firms, MIT Press.
• Taube, M., Lambsdorff, J. G., Schramm, M. (2006), The New Institutional Economics of Corruption, Routledge.
• Thornton, P. H., Ocasio, W., Lounsbury, M. (2012), The Institutional Logics Perspective: A New Approach to
  Culture, Structure and Process, Oxford University Press.
• Scott, W. R. (2013) Institutions and Organizations, Sage Publications.

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