Assessment item 2
Due date: 05-Jan-2015
Return date: 26-Jan-2015
Length: 2500 words
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1. Write a report that discusses the arguments for and against the narrow and broad views of CSR. Please use your text book as a guide, and include all the arguments discussed in Chapter 4.
2. Discuss your position in relation to the CSR debate i.e. do you favour the broad or the narrow view? Imagine yourself after graduating. You are the CEO of a large company and have adopted your chosen view. How would your approach affect society?
3.Use ethical theory to defend your position. An effective way to do this is to:
a. Choose an ethical theory to apply to the broad or narrow view.
b. Briefly outline the theory to demonstrate your understanding of it.
c. Apply it to the issue (HINT: It’s easier to apply it to the concept of one view or another, rather than to specific arguments for/against one side). Justify any assumptions that you make.
d. When you have applied the theory, make a clear statement regarding whether or not your application of theory finds your chosen view ethical.
PLEASE NOTE: I will provide extra resources in the ‘Assignments Tips and Tricks' area of your Interact site that clearly explain the task, and the advice I’ve given here. I strongly recommend that you:
• listen to the voice-over PowerPoint that I will provide
• use the assessment rationale and the marking rubric provided below
• use the Report proforma that I will provide (Using the proforma is not mandatory but you may use it as is, or amend it to suit your work if it is helpful).
These should all assist your understanding of the task, and how marks will be allocated.
Your report should consist of the following sections:
• Title page
• Table of contents;
• Body of the report;
• Conclusion; and
This task is designed to measure the following learning objectives:
Students should be able to:
• describe the issues and debates associated with the concept of corporate social responsibility
• outline ethical theories in western moral philosophy and apply them in organisational contexts
• critically reflect on their role as business professionals and how their future actions as business professionals can affect society in positive and negative ways.