Corporate Social Responsibility, 6 credits (TEIO41)

Corporate Social Responsibility, 6 hp

Main field of study

Industrial Engineering and Management

Level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Solmaz Filiz Karabag

Director of studies or equivalent

Dag Swartling

Available for exchange students

Yes
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 2 4 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering (Master Profile Project, Innovation and Entrepreneurship) 8 (Spring 2017) 2 4 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 2 4 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering (Master Profile Project, Innovation and Entrepreneurship) 8 (Spring 2017) 2 4 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 2 4 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering (Master Profile Project, Innovation and Entrepreneurship) 8 (Spring 2017) 2 4 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 2 4 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering (Master Profile Project, Innovation and Entrepreneurship) 8 (Spring 2017) 2 4 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 2 4 English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering (Master Profile Project, Innovation and Entrepreneurship) 8 (Spring 2017) 2 4 English Linköping v
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 2 4 English Linköping v
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering (Master Profile Project, Innovation and Entrepreneurship) 8 (Spring 2017) 2 4 English Linköping v
6MIND Industrial Engineering and Management, Master's programme (Operations Management) 2 (Spring 2017) 2 4 English Linköping o
6MIND Industrial Engineering and Management, Master's programme (Environmental Innovation Management) 2 (Spring 2017) 2 4 English Linköping o
6MIND Industrial Engineering and Management, Master's programme 2 (Spring 2017) 2 4 English Linköping v
6CEMM Energy-Environment-Management 8 (Spring 2017) 2 4 English Linköping v
6CEMM Energy-Environment-Management (Sustainable Business Development) 8 (Spring 2017) 2 4 English Linköping v

Main field of study

Industrial Engineering and Management

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Course offered for

  • Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management, Master's programme
  • Energy-Environment-Management

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Courses passed in organization theory, industrial management or similar courses such as introduction to business.

Intended learning outcomes

The overall purpose of the course is for students to acquire knowledge and critical thinking about corporate social responsibilities.
Upon successfully finishing this course, students should be able to

  • Describe and discuss corporate social responsibility (CSR) theories and concepts, and relate them to general organization theories.
  • Explain the rationale, internal as well as external, for developing CSR programs
  • Analyze CSR issues from different and or multi-stakeholder perspectives
  • Critically evaluate CSR programs of selected firms, relate them to current challenges and suggest improvements.

 

Course content

  • What is CSR? The major concepts and theories of corporate social responsibility: The interrelation between firms and stakeholders
  • Firm practices such as human resource management and supply chain management as drivers and challengers of corporate social responsibility
  • External forces as drivers of corporate social responsibility
  • CSR programs and practices at leading corporations, and criticize and analyze them

 

Teaching and working methods

The teaching activities are organized in lectures, seminars and case discussions. The seminars and cases are based on the students own active preparations, presentations and discussions. Individual and group assignments, in addition to teaching activities, support learning outcomes.

Examination

UPG3Individual assignmentsU, 3, 4, 52 credits
UPG4Group assignmentsU, 3, 4, 52 credits
UPG5Preparation and participation in practical exercises and case studiesU, 3, 4, 52 credits
In determining each grade and the total grade on the course, the results of all assignments and seminar participation will be weighed together. To pass the course, students are required to get a Pass grade on all assignments and to attend compulsory lectures and seminars.
Students who get a fail grade on any assignment will get one opportunity during the course to revise that assignment to try to get a pass grade (no higher grade than 3). However, it is not allowed to revise assignments with pass grades in order to receive a higher grade.

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Department

Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Director of Studies or equivalent

Dag Swartling

Examiner

Solmaz Filiz Karabag

Education components

Preliminär schemalagd tid: 30 h
Rekommenderad självstudietid: 130 h

Course literature

Artiklar och stödjande material som annonseras via kursens hemsida/lärplattform.
Artiklar och stödjande material som annonseras via kursens hemsida/lärplattform.
UPG3 Individual assignments U, 3, 4, 5 2 credits
UPG4 Group assignments U, 3, 4, 5 2 credits
UPG5 Preparation and participation in practical exercises and case studies U, 3, 4, 5 2 credits
In determining each grade and the total grade on the course, the results of all assignments and seminar participation will be weighed together. To pass the course, students are required to get a Pass grade on all assignments and to attend compulsory lectures and seminars.
Students who get a fail grade on any assignment will get one opportunity during the course to revise that assignment to try to get a pass grade (no higher grade than 3). However, it is not allowed to revise assignments with pass grades in order to receive a higher grade.

Regulations (apply to LiU in its entirety)

The university is a government agency whose operations are regulated by legislation and ordinances, which include the Higher Education Act and the Higher Education Ordinance. In addition to legislation and ordinances, operations are subject to several policy documents. The Linköping University rule book collects currently valid decisions of a regulatory nature taken by the university board, the vice-chancellor and faculty/department boards.

LiU’s rule book for education at first-cycle and second-cycle levels is available at http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/Innehall/Utbildning_pa_grund-_och_avancerad_niva. 

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