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As you learned in this course, Corporate Social Responsibility is a part of the study of business ethics because CSR is an integral part of an organization’s obligations to society. In an APA formatted 1200 – 1500 words double-spaced paper (excluding cover and reference pages), analyze the impact of corporate social responsibility (CSR) on contemporary organizations.
Students will write a paper that analyzes the impact of corporate social responsibility on contemporary organizations. The five questions below will serve as a guiding outline of sorts, and a good paper will answer all questions thoroughly. A minimum of five sources should be included.
Explain the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and how it differs from business ethics.
Propose the benefits of effective CSR. For example, does effective CSR boost the bottom line? If so, why? Does an effective CSR program impact attracting talent to the organization? Can CSR attract investors?
Contrast those benefits with any drawbacks to CSR. For example, how do organizations balance shareholder and stockholder interest? What are the costs of creating and maintaining a CSR program?
Identify the role of organizational values in CSR.
Now that you have looked at the pros and cons of CSR and the role of organizational values, add the dimension of globalization and analyze the overall impact of CSR on contemporary organizations. What do organizations need to consider in terms of international ethics? What are the cultural dimensions relevant to CSR?
Category Unacceptable (0-1) Needs Improvement (2-3) Good (4) Excellent (5) Total Possible Points
Thesis (x1) Thesis is missing; no central cohesive argument Thesis lacks clarity, depth, and is not well-developed Thesis adequately states the student’s argument Thesis clearly & logically states the student’s argument 5
Defining CSR and Business Ethics (x1) Does not define CSR and/or business ethics Briefly defines CSR and business ethics Defines CSR and business ethics; uses comparison and contrast Clearly defines CSR and business ethics; successfully differentiates the concepts by comparing and contrasting with examples 5
Structure (x2) Structure is illogical or significantly hinders understanding Arguments are difficult to identify; ideas are disjointed Evidence is provided & is relevant to the thesis; transitions and connections are clear Arguments are well integrated; ideas flow logically; main points are identifiable 10
Analysis (x3) No examples are used to support benefits of CSR; no contrast with drawbacks of CSR; analysis is missing or incorrect Few or weak examples are given to support main points of benefits of CSR or drawbacks; lack of analysis of impact of CSR on an organization Examples are given and analyzed to support benefits and drawbacks of CSR; offers brief analysis of the impact of CSR on the organization Main benefits and drawbacks of CSR are clearly explained and points are supported with evidence; includes original analysis and discusses the impact of CSR in a global economy 15
Role of Organizational Values in CSR (x2) Does not identify role of organizational values in CSR Briefly identifies role of organizational values in CSR; lacks specificity Identifies role of organizational values in CSR and offers examples Clearly identifies the role of organizational values in CSR; offers pertinent examples 10
Mechanics (x1) Incorrect spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and use of standard English grammar hinders understanding;citations contain major errors in APA formatting Several instances of incorrect spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and usage of standard English grammar; citations do not correctly follow APA formatting Few instances of incorrect spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and usage of standard English grammar; citations generally follow APA formatting No or very few instances of incorrect spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and usage of standard English grammar; citations follow correct APA formatting 5
Total Points 50
You may refer to the course material for supporting evidence, but you must also use at least five credible, outside sources and cite them using APA format. Please include at least two sources from scholarly peer-reviewed journals. If you use any Study.com lessons as sources, please also cite them in APA (including the lesson title and instructor’s name).
Scholarly journals, such as Business Ethics or the Journal of Business Ethics, are examples of peer-reviewed journals. You may use JSTOR, Google Scholar, and Social Science Research Network to find articles from these or other journals. Secondary sources may also come from reputable websites with .gov, .edu, or .org in the domain. (Wikipedia is not a reputable source, though the sources listed in Wikipedia articles may be acceptable.)
About this Assignment As you learned in this course, Corporate Social Responsibi
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