Course Code : ABSO 450


Weekly Course and application hours of the course: 3-0

Brief Course Description:

The Corporation in Society, The Corporation and Its StakeholdersStakeholder theory and analysis

Business and the Social Environment, Corporate Social ResponsibilityThe history of corporate social responsibilityThe debate on balancing economic, legal and social responsibilitiesThe evolving notion of corporate responsibilities

Business and the Ethical Environment, Ethics & Ethical ReasoningThe meaning of ethics

The core elements of ethical character, Analysing ethical problems in business

Business and Government in a Global Society, The Challenges of GlobalisationThe process of globalization, benefits and costsDoing business in a diverse worldGlobal codes of corporate conduct and collaborative partnership for global problems

The Corporation and the Natural Environment, Ecology and SustainableEcological challengesGlobal environmental issuesResponses of the international business community

Business and Technological Change, Technology: A Global Economic & Social ForceThe explosive force of technologyThe emergence of high technology business , The Internet, Socially beneficial uses of technologyManaging Technological ChallengesBusiness protecting privacy

The management of information security, Protecting intellectual property, Managing scientific breakthrough

Building Relationships with Stakeholders, The Community and the CorporationThe business-Community relationshipCommunity relationshipsCorporate giving

Business and the Media, Public relations, Ethical and social responsibilities of public relations managers

Textbooks and supplementary books:

1- Business and Society Stakeholders, Ethics, Public Policy, (latest edition) , Lawrence, A. &

Weber, J., , McGraw-Hill

  1. Business Ethics, mistakes and successes, Hartley, R. (latest edition), Wiley
  2. Understanding Business Ethics (latest edition), Stanwick, P. & Stanwick, S., Pearson
  3. Business Ethics and Values, Individual, Corporate and International Perspectives, (latest edition) Fisher, C. & Lovell, A. Prentice Hall

Course Evaluation:

Participation / Attendance : 10%,

Mid-Term Exam : 30%,

Homework : 10%,

Final Exam : 50%,

Attendance is at least 95 % mandatory.