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Corporate Social Resposability


Les Masters du Rizomm - FGES ( RIZOMM )

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Niveau Année de formation Période Langue d'enseignement 
Année 1Anglais
Professeur(s) responsable(s)Pierre Yves Neron
Intervenant(s)Pas d'autre intervenant

    Ce cours apparaît dans les formations suivantes :
  • Faculté de Gestion, Economie & Sciences - Masters du Rizomm - Master 1 International Management - Année 1 - 3 ECTS
    Faculté de Gestion, Economie & Sciences - Masters du Rizomm - Master 2 International Management - Année 2 - 3 ECTS

Pré requis

General knowledge of basic management and economics. Good comprehension of English.

Objectifs du cours

AIMS- The aims of the course include:

  • Presenting theories of business ethics

  • Critically evaluate concepts and issues in sustainable development and corporate responsibility for multinational firms

  • Offering opportunities to explore social responsibility in developing countries

  • Examining micro-finance opportunities and challenges for the poor

  • Introducing to the missions and impacts of solidarity-based finance

LEARNING OUTCOMES- On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate awareness of the wider impact of business upon society and the environment based on current research and business practices

  • Explain and compare different theories of business ethics and models of sustainable business

  • Critically evaluate international ethical and sustainability issues in the light of the evidences at hand

Contenu du cours

Part I : What is business ethics ?

· Issues and theories in business ethics

· Shareholder capitalism: Friedman

· Stakeholder capitalism: Freeman

· Corporate citizenship

Part II : Corporate social responsibility : issues and cases studies

· Multinational corporations: main challenges

· Social responsibility in developing countries: the UN Global Compact

· Business and human rights: the UN’ Protect, Respect and Remedy framework

Part III: Ethics and economics of sustainability

· Sustainability: main concepts and issues

· The Bruntland Report: an assessment

· Challenges for businesses and NGOs: greenwashing

Modalités d'enseignement

Organisation du cours

There are 18 contact hours and students are expected to spend at least twice as much time at home for pre-readings and assignments. Teaching methods include: lectures, presentations, case studies, visits.

Méthodes pédagogiques



    • ||
      Audi, R. (2009). Business ethics and ethical business. Oxford University Press.||
      Norman, W. (2012). In H. LaFollette, J. Deigh, & S. Stroud, International Encyclopedia of Ethics. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. Business ethics||
      Ruggie, J.: (2008) Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises.||
      Crane, A., Matten, D., & Moon, J. (2008). Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. Corporations and Citizenship.||
      Boatright, J. (2011). (7e édition ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. Ethics and the Conduct of Business||
      Vogel, D. (2005). The market for virtues: the potential and limits of corporate social responsibility. Washington: Brooking Institution Press.

    Ressources internet

    • : • The Business ethics blog : A useful website full of case studies and short analysis of these cases : • UN Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on business & human rights : • UN’s Global compact

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