Three Views of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)

TitleThree Views of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)
Publication TypeTeaching Module
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsFrey, WJ, Cruz-Cruz, JA
Corporate AuthorsUniversity of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez,
PublisherUniversity of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
Publication Languageeng
Keywordsbusiness , SOCIAL responsibility
AbstractThis module explores different models of CSR (corporate social responsibility) including a shareholder model (based on the arguments of Milton Friedman), the stakeholder model (based on the work of Evan and Freeman), and an alliance model advocated by Patricia Werhane. Students will develop a framework based on an exercise to determine a social contract between society and business. They will use this social contract to assess each CSR approaches. Then they will develop a CSR program for the hypothetical corporation, Burger Man. (Based on an exercise developed by Paul Thompson.) This module is being developed as a part of a project funded by the National Science Foundation, "Collaborative Development of Ethics Across the Curriculum Resources and Sharing of Best Practices," NSF-SES-0551779. It is currently being used in the courses "Business, Society and Government" and "Corporate Leadership and Social Responsibility" being taught at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez.
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