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040165 VK Corporate Social Responsibility of the International Firm (2017W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

This course familiarizes participants with the discourse on social responsibilities of private corporations. Diverse schools of thought from moral philosophy are taught in the theory-driven part of the course. Theories and concepts from the social and economic sciences regarding (im)morality of action complement this knowledge framework. Participants hone analytical abilities by identifying and articulating ethical dilemmas that arise in practice in the international business environment with the help of instructive case-studies. The aim of the course is to improve awareness of ethical principles and empower participants to critically evaluate legitimate stakeholder interests and incorporate them into ethically sound decision-making.


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


max. 60 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Freitag 23.02. 09:45 - 16:30 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Samstag 24.02. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Montag 26.02. 09:45 - 16:30 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Dienstag 27.02. 09:45 - 16:30 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 28.02. 09:45 - 16:30 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The course introduces students to various modes of market entry, model responses of existing competitors as well as other challenges experienced by firms and entrepreneurs entering markets in foreign jurisdictions. The course is designed for non-economists and introduces students to various micro-economic and game-theoretic concepts in accessible manner. Student are expected to read texts for each class, participate in class discussion, prepare a presentation and write a research essay.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Performance is measured in the following manner:
40% of the grade is determined by the written final essay, 30% by a presentation in class, which will be subject to competitive selection, and another 30% by participation in class (attendance is mandatory for all sessions!).
It is highly recommended participants keep an individual learning log, which can voluntarily be submitted after the final session for extra credit.
- Tools or resources of each partial performance
Tools and resources will be provided in class.
Please refer to Moodle prior to every session for updated information on materials as well as submission deadlines.
- Attendance rules
Attendance is mandatory for all sessions.
- Minimum requirements for a positive grade:

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab


The course combines lecture parts, interactive reflection and discourse in class, and more in-depth work on case studies in small groups. Participants choose to further work on a select topic individually for their final written essay.


Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:28