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040165 VK Corporate Social Responsibility of the International Firm (2016W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

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.

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Details

max. 60 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 25.10. 19:00 - 21:30 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 08.11. 19:00 - 21:30 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 15.11. 19:00 - 21:30 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 22.11. 19:00 - 21:30 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 29.11. 19:00 - 21:30 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 06.12. 19:00 - 21:30 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 13.12. 19:00 - 21:30 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 10.01. 19:00 - 21:30 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 17.01. 19:00 - 21:30 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

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.

Assessment and permitted materials

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.
Language
English.
- 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:
50%.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

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.

Reading list


Association in the course directory

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