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Corporate Social Responsibility


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Module description

This module is open only to students studying abroad at King's from New Giza University.

What is the module about?

This third-year module provides students with a theoretical and practical understanding of the relationship between business and society through the umbrella concept of corporate social responsibility. It focuses on three main aspects: understanding corporate social responsibility, applying corporate social responsibility and managing corporate social responsibility. The module analyses different perspectives to understand corporate social responsibility. It explores the relationship of the corporation and a variety of stakeholders such as employees, suppliers, investors and the environment. Each week, a topic pertaining to CSR will be presented and discussed in the lecture. The aim of the tutorials is to apply the theories covered in the lectures through the analysis and discussion of case studies. The coursework will give students the opportunity to deepen their writing and research skills to explore the area of CSR.


Who should do this module?

The course will be useful if you are interested in critically understanding CSR not only as a strategic tool but as a global phenomenon. You will learn how to apply theories and concepts from corporate social responsibility to business problems and phenomena and be able to develop your own standpoint on issues of corporate social responsibility. This module will help you understand the development of corporate policies to meet stakeholder needs within a changing environment at the national and global context.


Assessment details

85% coursework (3500 words)

15% tutorial assessment

Teaching pattern

1 x 2-hour weekly lecture

1 x 1-hour bi-weekly tutorial

Suggested reading list

Crane, A., & Matten, D. 2016. Business Ethics: Managing corporate citizenship and sustainability in the age of globalization (4th ed.). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press

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