Universität Wien FIND

040165 VK Corporate Social Responsibility of the International Firm (BA) (2019W)

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

service email address: opim.bda@univie.ac.at

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

Mittwoch 02.10. 15:00 - 18:15 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Freitag 04.10. 15:00 - 18:15 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Montag 07.10. 15:00 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Mittwoch 09.10. 15:00 - 18:15 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Freitag 11.10. 15:00 - 18:15 Hörsaal 17 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Freitag 18.10. 15:00 - 18:15 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Montag 21.10. 15:00 - 18:15 Hörsaal 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Montag 28.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This course will offer an introduction to theory and concepts in corporate social responsibility (CSR). The focus will be on understanding a CSR perspective towards a firm’s strategic planning so that a firm is/should be managed in the interests of a broad set of stakeholders to achieve maximum economic and social value over time.
This course aims to promote students’ analytical thinking and active learning about a sustainable business model for the twenty-first century. The course introduces students to foundations of CSR in general, and basics of strategic thinking towards CSR, in particular. Further, the objective is to develop students’ ability to apply CSR concepts to practical business situations.
This course combines a lecture-centered approach with a student-centered approach to learning. Thus, students are expected to actively participate in class discussions and read the provided course materials.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

• 30% class participation and assignments
• 30% presentation
• 40% final written exam

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

50 %


Materials covered during the course


The course is initially based on the book of Chandler and Werther (2014), Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility: Stakeholders, Globalization, and Sustainable Value Creation. SAGE Publications, Inc. Further readings will be provided during the course time.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:19