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Management Of Human Resources Essay

4128 words - 17 pages


School of Business, Finance and Management
Ysgol Busnes, Cyllid a Rheolaeth

Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
October 2015 – Term 5
February 2016 – Term 6

SBUS6003 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility


Business Ethics and Social Responsibility




Independent Study




• To introduce students to the particular problems and opportunities experienced in

adopting or ignoring corporate social responsibility.
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• Operations management for sustainable production, energy and resource use and value

chain analysis and operational process.
• Sustainable consumption, the modern consumer and its impact on society and the wider

• Systems of legal regulatory, environmental and social norms and standards, the triple

bottom line and how organisations report sustainability.

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SBUS6003 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
• Corporate Social Responsibility; definitions, in practice, organisations responsibilities,

governance and management of externality.
• The business as a multipurpose entity and stakeholder concept. General stakeholder

spheres of influence, expectations and conflict and management action.
• Business Strategy to incorporate sustainable practice and environmental management

systems such as EMAS and ISO14001.
• Normative and contemporary ethical theories such as egoism, utilitarianism, deontology,

virtue ethics, feminist ethics and postmodernism.
Essay (3,000) words.


Example: The contribution of sustainable business practices in combating climate change.
Investigation (3.000 words)


Example – Press release relating to an organisation’s interpretation of business ethics and
management of corporate social responsibility.
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