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Corporate and Individual Social Responsibility - Social responsibility is a moral principle of an entity, be it an organisation or individual, to act towards betterment of society at large. It is a duty that every firm and individual should perform so as to maintain the balance between the environment and economy. Their actions should lead towards sustainable development so as to safeguard the interests of the coming generations and at the same time fulfilling the needs of present population. The responsibility can be active, by performing activities that directly advance social goals, or passive, by avoiding any engagement in socially harmful act....   [tags: Social Responsibility] 372 words
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Corporate Social Responsibility - Introduction of CSR Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become a widespread topic in business issues and critical sector. In the fast fast companies are facing fast change and consumers always on the topic of traceability of food chain. Consumers and governmental organizations are increasingly focusing their attention on corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices. CSR research has evolved over the last 50 years (Carroll, 1999). CSR is divided as a four parts pyramid (Carroll, 1991). Firstly, the meaning of economic responsibility, organization should be profitable....   [tags: Business, Economic Responsibility] 1575 words
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Our Individual Social Responsibility - Individual Social Responsibility is a moral belief where we as individuals, have a responsibility toward society. Being "socially responsible" is about all individuals behaving ethically and sensitively towards social, economic, and environmental issues. It is about being accountable for our actions and being conscious of the impact your actions have on others, our communities, and the environment. By taking an active participation in resolving some of the issues, we as individuals should all strive to set good examples by applying and adhering to socially responsible practices, such as improving the quality of lives for individuals and their families, volunteer energy and time towards improving and benefiting society....   [tags: Personal Social Responsibility, PSR] 423 words
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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) - Introduction This paper will discuss what major corporations doing with regard to corporate social responsibility. It will then investigate thoroughly five five major corporations which are leaders in community outreach and involvement: General Electric, DuPont, Motorola, ExxonMobil and Microsoft. Many large corporations are taking corporate social responsibility into account and making it a part of their everyday routine. Various companies have modified their ways of conducting day-to-day business routines and manufacturing processes in an effort to reduce their carbon footprint and help maintain sustainability....   [tags: Benefits Of Corporate Social Responsibility]
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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), also known as Corporate Responsibility, and Corporate Citizenship - Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), also known as Corporate Responsibility, and Corporate Citizenship Because society is fundamentally based upon performance and profit, it is necessary to impart a sense of corporate social responsibility with regard to modern commerce. The ethical approaches of purpose, principle and consequence are integral components of business social performance; itemizing these contributions involves incorporating the interests of ethics and morality within the corporate structure....   [tags: Corporate Responsibility] 1292 words
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Civic Responsibility vs. Religious Duty in Antigone - In the play Antigone, Creon, king of Thebes faces a harsh conflict with himself, involving the values of family and religion verse the civic responsibility he must maintain for the city of Thebes that comes with being the new king. In theory no decision Creon makes is going to be the rite one. Although both Antigone and Creon have justified reasons for believing in there own laws only one can be upheld by the play and how Sophocles interoperates the play himself. Creon must decide whether to punish Antigone, a princess, daughter of king Oedipus, or fail at enforcing his own law and look weak in front of the citizens of Thebes as their new leader....   [tags: Civic Responsibility,. Religion, Antigone, ] 1123 words
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Corporate Social Responsibility - Corporate social responsibility is becoming a key initiative and an essential tool in the growth of multinational corporations and the development of third world countries throughout the globe. The two concepts can work hand in hand to provide benefits for all; however difficulties in regulating and implementing corporate social responsibility need to be overcome before effective changes can be made. Definitions of corporate social responsibility can be somewhat varied depending on the perception and perspective an individual or group has towards the situation; the definition has also varied through time....   [tags: Corporation Social Responsibility Ethics]
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Corporate And Social Responsibility - Corporate And Social Responsibility In recent years, Corporate and Social Responsibility has become an ever increasing concern and source of community debate. It is now socially accepted that corporations have some ongoing responsibility, though sometimes ignored, to set a good example, make decisions based on social good and on ensuring positive environmental practices. The two articles reviewed both focus on this corporate responsibility but they have very different approaches and draw very different conclusions....   [tags: Business Corporation Ethics Social Responsibility ] 990 words
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Citigroup Corporate Social Responsibility Evalutation - Citigroup Corporate Social Responsibility Evaluation Corporate social responsibility has become a hot term in the past few years as corporations have become larger and even more powerful. Watch-dog organizations have been formed to monitor the actions of corporations and report “rogue” companies who do not mean their standards for being socially responsible. Recently, many companies have started to issue corporate social responsibility reports along with their annual reports. Citigroup, a financial services firm is one of these companies....   [tags: Business Social Responsibility] 1343 words
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Responsibility - Responsibility Actuality College students are plagued by too much time on their hands. The average college stereotype is kids who spend too much money, drink too much booze, and party too hard. While this isn't true of all college students, as many work very hard to get good grades, get degrees, and have a life, it's true of enough of them that the stereotype does prove itself true quite often. This is the problem that Dave Eggers postulates a way of solving in his essay Serve Or Fail. Eggers' idea of making public service volunteering a mandatory part of your college education is brilliant and would no doubt aid in many areas of College student's lives....   [tags: Service and Donation] 1618 words
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Responsibility - Responsibility is a lot of different things and has many different parts. One part of responsibility is social responsibility. Social responsibility is being responsible to people, for the actions of people, and for actions that affect people. Social responsibility is about holding a group, organization or company accountable for its effect on the people around it. When you do the wrong thing many people pay for it, especially everyone that you know. When you do the wrong things your family will be ashamed of you....   [tags: Ethics Principles] 1500 words
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Recognizing Responsibility - Williams opens his chapter “Recognizing Responsibility” with two short Homeric excerpts, which he continues to reference throughout the chapter. Through these passages, he explores the idea of “intention” and its implications. The first instance is from the Odyssey. In this example, Williams details a scene in which Telemachus unintentionally leaves the door to the storeroom open. This allows the suitors to take weapons from the room. Here we see an example of an “everyday mistake”; Telemachus simply overlooked the door much like how we may overlook something in our lives....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1974 words
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Responsibility Value - Responsibility Value Reason for Responsibility It is arguable that a corporation’s only purpose is to maximize returns to the shareholders of that company. It is widely accepted that corporations should stay within the boundaries of the law. However, the obligation that a corporation has towards society is often vague. A corporation that has greater ethical standards shows responsibility and character to their community to which includes employees, consumers, the environment, and all other stakeholders....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Responsibility To Protect - Since its adoption by world leaders at the World Summit in 2005, the Responsibility to Protect (herein R2P) has been hailed as a major achievement in protecting populations from genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, or ethnic cleansing that would be committed by rulers. However, some see the R2P not as an effective human right instrument for civilians’ protection as it appears to be another tool for imperialism. My position in this essay is that I believe the R2P doctrine is a considerable achievement in world politics as it signals to potential perpetrators of mass atrocities that the world would no longer stand by, but will use force when necessary to protect innocent civilians....   [tags: Political Science]
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Responsibility in Religion - All through my life I have lived according to the ways that I was advised and taught, by my parents, Sunday school teachers and most importantly my Bible, to know how to differentiate the right from the wrong. Through the good and the detestable the joys and the sorrows, I always managed to live through the mistakes I made. It then became intuitive for me to know when it was right to laugh or cry, or to feel happy or sad. The young woman, I am today is exactly who I want to be, with the addition of being more responsible, staying dedicated to my religion and choosing the right friends....   [tags: religion,] 668 words
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The Community's Responsibility - Local communities can eliminate occurrences such as drug trafficking, gang extortion, abuse of local school council power, corruption of local civil authorities, prostitution, child and spousal abuse if they break the code of silence within the neighborhood. These occurrences take place, with the knowledge of the residents because of the non-involvement attitude members of the community have taken. Firstly, members of the community must work together as an extended family. Secondly, law abiding citizens can eradicate crime in the community by reporting criminal activity to the local authorities....   [tags: Sociology ]
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Director Responsibility - The focus of my research to highlight the important of director office and what kinds of responsibility, they have for the best interest of company and its creditors. In particularly, why they should avoid fraudulent and wrongful trading and why they must consider the interest of creditors when their company might be, or are in financial crises. However, I also want to point out the work hurried by the lack of reasons in the consideration of vulnerable transaction (fraudulent, wrongful) and most recent decision of the cases on these issues....   [tags: Business Administration] 712 words
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Responsibility of Parents - Parenting carries love, moral values, life skills, knowledge, traditional and so on to their children all the time. Most of the children practice the moral values, knowledge, and tradition which taught by their parents. In this way, most of them follow and believe in their parents’ word. Basically, children world views and mind were deeply shaped by their parents. Most of the children exercise what their parents practice. Children learn to make sense of what is going on around them by interact with their parents and surroundings....   [tags: Film Review] 711 words
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Corporate Responsibility - “Only about half (53%) of employees trust their organization’s senior leaders – the people who set the tone for organizational culture and need to inspire high-performance and commitment. In contrast, three in four (75%) of employees trust their immediate managers” (BlessingWhite, 2008, p. 2). Senior leaders have the difficult task of aligning organizational culture and ethics and it has been determined that it is impossible to demonstrate trustworthiness without a personal relationship. This finding is consistent among all generations in the workplace, throughout the different business lines, and at every level....   [tags: Ethics] 2751 words
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The Future of Responsibility - Even as people in America incline themselves in adopting better living standards, health problems are increasing at an alarming rate. One of the most serious problems nowadays is obesity. To put it simply, obesity is a term used to describe the body weight of a person that is much greater than what is healthy. Unfortunately, the majority of those who are victimized by obesity are children. “Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions. Worldwide, approximately 22 million children under 5 years of age are overweight.” (854-855) says Pediatric Cardiologist and obesity expert Albert P....   [tags: Health ]
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Freedom and Responsibility - Built within the Constitution of the United States are specifically defined freedoms that are guaranteed to all citizens. Conversely, with every constitutional freedom there comes a corresponding responsibility. On September 25, 1789, the state legislature’s twelve proposed amendments were transmitted by congress, the first two dealing with congressional representation and congressional pay. The following numbers three through twelve were adopted by the states to become the Bill of Rights in 1791....   [tags: U.S. Law]
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The Role of the Management Consultant - ... Process consultation/ Facilitation (Facilitator Role) Organisation development uses Schein's third, and preferred, model, process consultation, whereas other types of management consulting typically follow an expert or doctor model. At the very least, a good fit must mean matching these broad types of consultant with the needs of the client. However, a good fit is also possible if the consultant does not make such a sharp distinction between organisation development and other management consulting....   [tags: A Consultant's Responsibility]
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Corporate Responsibility - ARGUMENT IN FAVOUR CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND BUSINESS ETHICS INTRODUCTION Corporate social responsibility is a concept which describes how a company should conduct itself within society, particularly in relation to different views on what a business is about and how it should act (Mullins, 2005). On the other hand, an ethical code of doing business is defined as “a written, distinct and formal document which consists of moral standards used to guide employee or corporate behaviour” (Pater and Van Gils, 2003)....   [tags: Business Strategy Ethics] 1668 words
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Personal Responsibility - Personal Responsibility In their matching rocking chairs, my grandparents squint at the small print on their voter's ballots as they carefully mark their choices. Across the table from Grandpa, I eat a ham sandwich and listen to stories of battle that were his reality, but to me are scenes from an unrealistic black and white movie. Over an evening of dominos, I listen to their passionate discussion of the recent initiatives and issues facing our government. To Grandpa and Grandma, democracy and freedom are not simply ideals; they are vital principles that they have personally sacrificed to uphold....   [tags: Government, Politics, Political Essays] 759 words
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Rape and Responsibility - Rape and Responsibility       When I hear the word "rape," I immediately visualize assault, violence, force, and pain. However, today, there are pills slipped into drinks, thus skipping all of the brutality and allowing the attacker to walk away unscathed. But above all of the pills and physical violence, there lies another story that is more commonly heard of today: rape through blame and excuses. What this means is that, more often than not, women wake up from a night of alcohol consumption, drug abuse, or from a situation where they were not strong enough to say "No," and they cry rape....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Delegating Responsibility - In the world of business, there are many tasks and a single person alone cannot do roles that need to be filled and all. The responsibilities that leaders and their subordinates have can range from one to one hundred and the importance of these tasks should always be taken seriously. By delegating responsibilities throughout a team of people, tasks get taken care of and the business is run, in a perfect world, smoothly. Delegation is a skill of which we have all heard - but which few understand....   [tags: Business Management Leadership] 1142 words
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The Responsibility of Voting - The Responsibility of Voting Living in America gives each individual freedom. The freedom is yours to express your own opinion and to vote. Whether or not we choose to exercise these rights is the decision that every American citizen makes. Participating in our government is the single most important power that we as Americans have. Whether it is to elect officials or to amend a law, voting is not only a necessity, but a responsibility. In the 1996 and the 1998 presidential election, the voting turnout was below 50%....   [tags: Vote Democracy Elections Essays Argumentative] 1104 words
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The Responsibility of Freedom - The Responsibility of Freedom Today’s world is full of choices. In our highly advanced modern society our choices are complicated by new moral and ethical issues each day. Is it possible to lead a moral and ethical life in today’s society. Ethics and morals are learned from the people we are raised by, not necessarily parents. Teachers, environment and almost everyone around a child leave an impression. Today in our morally chaotic world it is more important than ever for children to be taught morals....   [tags: Papers] 641 words
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An Ethical Responsibility - An Ethical Responsibility Ethics and morals, two of the most important traits in an educated human being, are interestingly not taught by schools. Ethics is defined, in Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary, as the discipline dealing with what is good and what is bad. Morals are defined in the same dicitonary as those principles of right and wrong in behavior. For Jonathan Kozol, in The Night Is Dark And I Am Far From Home, ethics and morals have similar meanings but extend to include a sense of compassion for others....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Responsibility Delegation - Delegation as defined by the American Heritage Dictionary is the act of delegating or officially elected or appointed a person to represent another or others. Delegation is mostly used by managers no matter the size of the organization all management use delegating as a way of assigning task to there employees on a day- to- day basis. Many of us may see delegation as the free will of handing out work for others to complete. This is not necessarily true management may delegate some of their task to other employees so that they have the opportunity to focus on other projects that may be more important....   [tags: Business Employee Management] 1007 words
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Responsibility and Blame in Business - Responsibility and Blame in Business This paper will examine the concepts of responsibility and blame through analysis of two scenarios involving explosions at plants in small communities. Both explosions result in the death of 100 people, injury to one thousand community members and property damage and medical expenses of over five hundred million dollars. The explosion in the first scenario was caused by a lightning strike that set off an unforeseeable chain of events. In the second scenario, the explosion was caused by a plant employee smoking near corroded pipes through which flammable vapors were released....   [tags: Business, Law, Ethics]
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Business Ethics and Social Responsibility - The notion of ethics deals with people’s behaviors within a company. Social responsibility involves a company’s moral obligations and the manner in which the organization makes its decisions. Although ethics and social responsibility are similar on a conceptual basis, each has its own unique characteristics that express their differences and its independence of the other. Ethics and social responsibility have to be present and coincide with one another for a business to be ethically sound. Ethics is the application of one’s personal beliefs and the impact on how a person makes decisions regarding the relationships involving a company....   [tags: Business, Corporate]
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Corporate Social Responsibility - In order to answer the main question of this study, a literature study was carried out to find out how Corporate Social Responsibility in literature was defined; what the role of stakeholders, specifically employees was in job advertisements. Furthermore, the theory of Person-Organization fit was explained and the different work motivation theories are discussed. 2.1 Corporate Social Responsibility Last couple of years Corporate Social Responsibility became more important for organization and society....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Views on Corporate Social Responsibility - Corporate Responsibility While the concept of an individual having responsibility is commonly recognized, modern views have lead to the emerging issue of corporate responsibility. Business Directory.com defines corporate social responsibility as, “A company’s sense of responsibility towards the community and environment (both ecological and social) in which it operates. Companies express this citizenship (1) through their waste and pollution reduction processes, (2) by contributing educational and social programs, and (3) by earning adequate returns on the employed resources.” But such a concept has been much disputed since at least the 1970’s....   [tags: business] 1003 words
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The Effects Of Power On Responsibility - The Effects of Power on Responsibility Power and responsibility have a complex relationship that is connected by factors such as a person’s morals and ethics, personality, and under what conditions the person was raised. In a world where power can be found in many forms and in many places, the use and abuse of power can be seen regularly. Power is not just being the CEO of a fortune five-hundred company, or being an elected political representative, the manager of Taco Bell has power, as well as parents as they raise their children....   [tags: Ethics Morals Power Decision Making] 1611 words
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Chores Teach Children Responsibility - Children need to learn responsibility at an early age. It is something that can be taught to them by implementing small changes into their routine. These changes will help instill pride and the idea of accomplishment. Once present, they will want to continue this positive feedback, which in turn will teach them responsibility. Chores teach children responsibility. The chores should be age appropriate. As the children mature, the chores they receive can become more complicated. These chores should vary, in order to teach the children different skills and to maintain fairness, if a parent has more than one child....   [tags: parenting, early childhood, ] 710 words
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Corporate Social Responsibility - The term Corporate Social Responsibility refers to a company’s responsibility to provide a benefit to the society the company affects. Corporate social responsibility incorporates dimensions of corporate responsibility, and corporate policy which include a company’s policy to hire minority or disabled workers, or taking a stance on social and political issues that benefit the community. The social portion of corporate social responsibility includes corporate charitable business contributions and expands on this common social business practice by invoking corporate social initiatives....   [tags: Ethics]
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The Necessity of Personal Responsibility - Personal responsibility may be perceived in many ways, but it is imperative to understand the relevance of why it must begin with our self. First, one will never develop an attitude of responsibility if they always look for others to complete their task. It is a necessity that one has personal discipline or their efforts to be responsible will prove to be fruitless. Second, being responsible yields great rewards and acting responsible is a clear sign of maturity. A responsible individual looks to no one but self and no matter what the outcome; they are willing to stand by their decisions....   [tags: Time Management, discipline, goals]
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Corporate Social Responsibility - Chapter I: Introduction 1.1 Background Corporate social responsibility according to Henderson (2001) can be defined as the commitment of organizations to help society by improving working and living conditions of employees, their families, and the community as a whole. The use of CSR as a discipline has its foundation on past centuries, when some kind of social awareness was practiced by companies at the time, nevertheless most authors concur that from the 1960’s onwards, the developmental pace of the subject increase considerably and it became the real basis in which CSR stands in current times, each of the last five decades has played an important role for the discipline, especially the 1990’s decade when general social discontent had spread through different sectors of society and organizations were demanded to become part of the solution rather than the problem (May et al, 2007)....   [tags: Social Issues] 1275 words
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Corporate Social Responsibility - Organizations realize that it is important to attract highly skilled and qualified employees, because these employees are a necessary component of the competitive advantage that organizations want to achieve (Greening & Turban, 2000). Corporate Social Responsible actions of an organization can be a manner to attract highly skilled and qualified employees, because prior research assumes that organization’s CSR activities comprise a legitimate and compelling way to attract them (Bhattacharya et al., 2008)....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement - Reevaluation At the beginning of this course I wasn’t sure what was meant by social responsibility and civic engagement. During this course I realized the meaning of both and the responsibilities that both imply. A definition of social responsibility that I found particularly poignant and concise comes from Entrepreneur Magazine, “Acting with concern and sensitivity, aware of the impact of your actions on others, particularly the disadvantaged” (Entrepreneur Magazine.com). Social responsibility can be as simple as paying your taxes or recycling your glass bottles....   [tags: Sociology]
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Corporate Social Responsibility - After reading Kreitner’s (2008) Chapter 3 and the case study at the end, there are several reasons Chiquita has done the right thing in cleaning up their act. Corporate social responsibility is defined as “A company’s sense of responsibility towards the community and environment (both ecological and social) in which it operates. Companies express this citizenship (1) through their waste and pollution reduction processes, (2) by contributing educational and social programs, and (3) by earning adequate returns on the employed resources” (BusinessDictionary.com, n.d.)....   [tags: Business, Environment, Chiquita] 464 words
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Responsibility of Gatsby’s Death - During the 1920s, the social scene was gradually changing because of the Prohibition Law; with the influence of prohibition, new waves of modern gangsters were created, and they were primarily involved in such crimes as “bootlegging” and “bank robbery.” The author, F. Scott Fitzgerald, wrote the novel of The Great Gatsby, which focuses on the unachievable love affair between Gatsby and Daisy. In this novel, Jay Gatsby confronts death by getting shot on his back by flaming pistol triggered by Mr....   [tags: Scott Fitzgerald] 742 words
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Business and Social Responsibility - The problem that was investigated consisted of a question that Milton Friedman posed in one of his articles, which was featured in The New York Times Magazine in 1970. The question was, “What does it mean to say that “business” has responsibilities” (Friedman, 2007, p. 173). Friedman (1970) elaborated on how businesses cannot have assigned responsibilities. Furthermore, he described how groups or individuals should be the only ones that can hold responsibilities, not businesses. He stated that associating responsibilities with the word business is too ambiguous....   [tags: Business Administration]
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PWC Corporate Social Responsibility - There is a debate about the level of social responsibility of multinational and national companies there days. Various books have been written detailing the right approach to the problem covering different perspectives. The ideology is well developed, however, there is a lack of current case studies analyzing what is really happening in the corporate executive level to support the society. There are many mission statements written about social responsibility, however, it is essential to examine how companies approach the projects and how they educate their employees to involve them in their plans....   [tags: Business Ethics ]
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Corporate Social Responsibility - In recent years, companies are becoming socially responsible and now stakeholders almost expect a company to have CSR policies. Therefore, in twentieth century, corporate social responsibility (CSR) became an important development in public life (Barnett, ND).Corporate social responsibility is defined as “the ways in which an organisation exceeds the minimum obligations to stakeholders specified through regulation and corporate governance” (Johnson, Schools and Whittington, N.D cited in March, 2012)....   [tags: Business Ethics]
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Business Social Responsibility - According to Riahi (2009), organisations (FirstGroup plc etc) can in fact be deemed as social units deliberately constructed to seek specific goal. In such respect, further resonating catalytic for pro and pessimistic dialogue: Milton Friedman argued within a 1970 New York Times magazine article that the only “social responsibility of business,” is to “increase its profits.” “The corporation,” he wrote in his book, Capitalism & Freedom, “is an instrument of the stockholders who own it, if the corporation makes a contribution, it prevents the individual stockholders from himself deciding how he should dispose of his funds.” (M....   [tags: Business, Profit] 624 words
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Toer, Autonomy, and Responsibility - This Earth of Mankind was written by Pramoedya Ananta Toer in 1980. Set in Dutch colonized Indonesia, this book tackles the issue of destruction caused by colonization. The main character, Minke, is an educated Javanese boy who falls in love with Annelies. Fortunately, Minke is the descendant of Javanese royal which allows him to attend an elite Dutch school. Annelies, the daughter of a concubine to a Dutch man, and Minke marry, which causes many problems. Throughout this novel, the prominence of Dutch rule plays a disastrous and infamous role....   [tags: Humanities]
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Corporate Responsibility Issues - Argosy University, Washington DC E-Commerce Electronic commerce means the buying or selling of goods and services over the internet and is also knew as e-commerce, also called electronic commerce (Roos, 2008). The concept of e-commerce covers a broad range which includes obtaining information via internet, advertising, ordering products, downloading applications, and music. In addition, e-commerce allows customers to file taxes on-line (Roos, 2008). According to Nasir (2004) e-commerce is available in approximately 100 countries with over 20 million internet hosts....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Corporate Social Responsibility - Many people believe that they have a social responsibility to take care of their community and the people within that community. The community can expand from local and regional to national and international in scope. Social responsibility in not limited to individuals, but many businesses and organization have joined the call for social responsibility. Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, is when business and corporations make this a priority in their operations. Two questions come to mind, why a company needs to practice CSR and how can they do it....   [tags: Business Administration]
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Corporate Social Responsibility - Corporations deal with a wide variety of social issues and problems; some directly related to their operations, some are not. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) can be defined as “the actions of an organization that are targeted toward achieving a social benefit over and above maximizing profits for its shareholders and meeting all its legal obligations” (Ghillyer 78). If this is the case, establishing appropriate and practical ethical guidelines in the workplace seems to be a reasonable request as a basis for corporate operations....   [tags: Business CSR]
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Teachers Taking Responsibility - Time for Teachers to Take Responsibility Identifying the problem. In today's society, many factors contribute to the academic failure in urban education. As time passes, however, schools and teachers are placing more blame upon the students for lack of potential, discipline, and motivation to learn. In reality, however, this scapegoat allows many teachers' to relinquish any responsibility for their students' not learning. Many students in urban schools live in poverty, have learning disabilities, or come from bilingual backgrounds where English is not their native language....   [tags: philosophy of education, Teaching] 1365 words
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Corporate Social Responsibility - According to the Business Wire (2011), corporate social responsibility refers to organizations embracing responsibility for their actions and participating in activities that bring positive impacts to the environment, in which they operate, the consumers, employees, communities, general members of the public and all the stake holders. It involves proactively promoting the public stakeholder interests, and eliminating any practices that may harm the public. The decision maker puts into consideration the impact of the organization activities to the people, the environment and their profits....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Corporate Social Responsibility Actions - Since the 1980s there has been an increased awareness by organisations regarding Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The perception in the current world of business is that maximisation of profits is one of the organisational goals and that for a business to grow other goals need to be fulfilled (Werther and Chandler 2010). One of them is for the organisation in question to adopt a Corporate Social Responsibility agenda. Engaging in socially responsible endeavours for an organization has proved to be crucial for sustainability and success....   [tags: Human Resources, Community, Shareholders] 2140 words
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Corporate Social Responsibility - Introduction and the TRIGOS Rating A recent study published by Ernst and Young (2011) stated that 80% of top companies in Austria do not report their performance in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility. Reports that are published are not well integrated in the annual financial statements and are often not verified by external auditors. However, more and more companies adopt standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and become more and more aware of the importance of these issues. In identifying businesses that embrace a CSR concept, the TRIGOS award for companies with good CSR offers a well known and reliable source of information....   [tags: Business]
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Corporate Social Responsibility - Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the concept that corporations are expected to perform certain acts for the betterment of society. The article “Doing Right Leads to Doing Well”, explores CSR by contending that although firms use these tactics for some societal good, they may also be linked with increased brand identification and consumer trust, which may bloat the firm’s bottom line. The authors maintain that CSR outputs such as sponsorship, cause-related marketing, and pure philanthropy can be positively correlated to both “in-role” and “extra-role” consumer behaviors....   [tags: Business Management ] 1657 words
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Sexual Responsibility: A Woman's Struggle - Everyday a woman you know is wondering if she has become pregnant. This is a common worry for most women, and one that will never be completely abolished. In the short story “Hills Like White Elephants”, Ernest Hemingway approaches the topic of abortion with great subtlety. He never once mentions the word “abortion” or “pregnancy”, but his story fluidly illustrates the indecision and tension between two young people. The American man is firm in his statement that having an abortion is “perfectly simple”, while the girl whom we can presume is his girlfriend is much more pensive about the situation....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Globalization and Corporate Social Responsibility - ... Other companies take a proactive approach and risk lower profits and reduced investment. Companies like Mountain Equipment Coop have decided to act in an extremely ethical manner, some would say this should be the new standard that all others should strive for. During their CSR audit, the auditors actualy go through MECs garbage bins to review what is in them. The issue of Globalization and CSR began to come to light after World War II, as corporations began to gain power as they transformed the market place with the creation of TNCs and MNCs....   [tags: cultural awareness, TNC, MNC, CSR] 2056 words
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Corporate Social Responsibility and the Consumer - 3.6 Corporate Social Responsibility and the consumer Due to the intensification of Social demands from consumers to companies, many research studies have being developed in order to clarify the effects that CSR has had on members of the organizations as well as on its external participants. In terms of the workforce, the application of a CSR scheme according to Herbst and Lloyd (2009) improves their morale and a sense of satisfaction of working in a responsible company makes them more loyal to the organization, creating a better atmosphere as well as increasing the effectiveness of the employee....   [tags: Consumer Studies] 1434 words
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Corporate Social Responsibility - In this article, I will be summarising and reviewing Jenkins’s (2006) article on small business champions for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sweeney’s (2007) article on the barriers and opportunities experienced by Small Medium Enterprise (SME) when undertaking CSR. The articles described the role of CSR in SMEs and filled the gap on CSR in SME; some of the arguments presented by the authors are questionable. The main arguments will be developed by critically analysing similarities and differences in the articles and a thorough analysis of the findings....   [tags: Article Review, Jenkins, Informative] 1034 words
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Corporate Social Responsibility - Contemporary business is one of the most important factors to promote social development and six elements have significant influence on it. They are corporate social responsibility, technological paradigm shifts, financial market, legislation, environment issues and business ethics. Corporate social responsibility is called CSR for short. The definition of CSR is companies should be responsible for suppliers, costumers, environment and community besides earn profit and responsible for their shareholders....   [tags: Environment, Global Warming] 2783 words
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Corporate Social Responsibility - Business organizations regularly run into demands from various stakeholders groups when conducting day-to-day business. These demands are generated from employees, customers, suppliers, community groups, governments, and shareholders. Thus, according to Goodpaster, any person or group of people that can shape or can be shaped by attainment of the objectives by an organization is considered a stakeholder. Most business organizations recognize and understand their responsibilities to these groups and endeavor to honor and fulfill them....   [tags: Business, Stakeholders] 1916 words
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School Safety: A New Responsibility - On Wednesday January 5, 2011 a Millard South High School student walked into his high school armed with a gun. The boy had been suspended from school earlier that morning. He signed in at the office and proceeded to the assistance principal’s office. Within 4 minutes, office staff reported hearing gunfire. The student had shot the assistant principal and the principal as he tried to intervene. He continued to shoot, taking aim at a school custodian and then at a security officer as he fled the premises....   [tags: Safety]
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The social responsibility aspect of religion - Religion is the ideal concept that separates human kind from the rest of the animal kingdom through social responsibility and morality. It encompasses an institutionalized set of beliefs and attitudes that are formed and practised over generations. The social responsibility aspect of religion is what creates the foundation of laws and social structure for a society to evolve over time. The morality gives a path for guidance to accept friendship, love family and respect the rights of others in order to co-exist in this world today....   [tags: Religion]
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Responsibility: Solving the Foreclosure Crisis - Unfortunately solving the foreclosure crisis is not as easy as 1-2-3: individuals with home loans have gotten their families into misfortune by putting their shelter in jeopardy through spending above and beyond their needs and limits. America is facing an economic predicament forcing wages to decrease and many who were living a happy and fruitful life at one point, now struggles to make the payments for these luxuries. Sure…one can get by without cars and vacations, but the housing market has been impacted— no one can afford to upgrade and some cannot pay for what they already have....   [tags: foreclosures,] 1067 words
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Journalistic Responsibility and the Media - Journalistic Responsibility and the Media “... Public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. The duty of the journalist is to further those ends by seeking truth and providing a fair and comprehensive account of events and issues. Conscientious journalists from all media and specialties strive to serve the public with thoroughness and honesty. Professional integrity is the cornerstone of a journalist's credibility.” Gary Deen. In Journalism, honesty and truth are the key points....   [tags: Ethics] 1028 words
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Unemployment and the Government's Responsibility - In the current economy, where the unemployment rate is significantly higher than normal in comparison to previous years, the people are clamoring for solutions from their leaders in government. There have been plans in the works in the Obama administration to create more jobs, yet nothing has come to fruition. Currently, as Congress is teetering towards gridlock once again, Republican House Speaker and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor have proposed to President Obama that he include a plan called “Georgia Works” into his latest proposal to Congress....   [tags: Economics / Government]
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Corporate Social Responsibility - Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a commitment of businesses to developing policies that incorporate responsible practices into daily business activities to improve the wellbeing of the society. Many people are constantly debating whether or not CSR should be legally recognized or not. Some people think CSR should not be enforced at all and they think CSR is interfering with the laissez-faire, as it is to create an environment in which businesses are not free from government intervention....   [tags: International Business, Ethics]
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Personal Responsibility in Education - School in America is a stuffed animal. Shot dead on arrival but preserved by elitist taxidermy, we cling to the fallacy that it is alive and well. If anyone who cared witnessed the totality of my high school (or middle or elementary, for that matter) career, they wouldn’t have let me graduate. Not only did I learn next to nothing, I barely did anything. Teachers were apparently satisfied with dull essays lacking insight, obviously BSed or copied homework, and intelligence-insulting lies I fed them to keep my 84% in their class....   [tags: Education] 1321 words
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Humanitarian Intervention and the International System - ... However, there have been many instances in recent history that have borne witness to the intervention of States into the affairs of others which have led some to question the efficacy of the United Nations as the internal system, and if States who do take action under the notions of the R2P and humanitarian intervention are in contravention of the 'international system' or are, in fact, upholding the dearest values upon which 'the system' has been constructed by taking action to ensure the non-suffering of others....   [tags: Responsibility To Protect. R2P]
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Canadian Business Ethics - Questions and Answers - ... Apply the Bentley College Center of Business Ethics Test, page 482, to an ethical dilemma you have recently confronted. Would the outcome remain unchanged had you used the test before facing the dilemma. Ethics are moral obligations to separate right from wrong. Legal acts can sometimes present ethical challenges to businesses. Ethics are important in society. They are a dynamic and individual concept strongly influenced by societal governance, laws, regulations, and codes of conduct. A practical way of improving ethical decision making is to run contemplated decisions through an ethics test when in any doubt....   [tags: Corporate Social Responsibility, Canada] 1133 words
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Shared Service Department - • Scotiabank implemented a shared services model by taking most administrative work out of the branches to form a shared serviced department. The branch staff can thus focus on customer services and enjoy greater autonomy. By giving teams increased autonomy and responsibility through multi-functionalism approach, organizations may achieve flexibility (Kanter, 1983; Walton & Hackman, 1986). However, multi-functionalism does not simply refer to employees’ expanded job duties; moreover, it should never be an excuse for an organization to streamline or to cut jobs....   [tags: Organizational Support, Autonomy, Responsibility] 1269 words
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Climate Change: Corporate Social Responsibility - 1. Introduction: In recent year, fighting climate change is a one of pivotal issues which require an interference from variety aspect in society, not merely a responsibility of government but also mandate of businesses. To defend a substanable growth of the business, taking care of stakeholder’s right should be paid attention, especially energy companies which directly integrate with government, community and environmental issue. A corporation is likely to obtain several perquisites throughout treats in a socially responsible manner, among them: the elevation of financial achievement and the mitigation of operating costs; the enrichment of the organization image and reputation; the upgrade of customer loyalty and sale (cited in Ciliberty, Baden and Harwood, 2011)....   [tags: environment, pollution, global warming] 2583 words
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Taking Responsibility for One's Own Life - Responsibility is a concept generally tagged towards adults, but during adolescence preteens are introduced to series of tests aimed to prepare them for what is to come. The time frame of middle school to high school shows preteens and teens that they have to make appropriate decisions when situations present themselves in their life. Dealing with responsibility of one’s own life is an ongoing challenge that takes time to get accustomed to. Instances related to adolescents taking responsibility for one’s self are apparent in social aspects, health-related aspects, and academic aspects....   [tags: Psychology]
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Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility in Business - 1.0 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 2.0 INTRODUCTION TO CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY As a result of modern corporate scandals and rapid development of international business environments, social responsibility (SR) has become a key aspect of corporate competitive contexts. (Brammer, Williams and Zinkin, 2007). Businesses are under increasing pressure to incorporate SR amongst their profit-driven aims and have become increasingly accountable for their social and environmental actions. Increased interest in CSR developed in the mid 1990s as consumers began to lack their former trust in companies due to both environmental and financial scandals and it became noticeable that society was moving towards values incorporating harmony, quality of life and environmental conservation (Carrasco, 2007) Additionally, major corporate failures over the past two decades have resulted in increased demand for stronger, corporate governance (CG) rules....   [tags: business]
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Responsibility to the Environment an Underlying Profit Motivator - As the role of the environment takes centre stage as one of the pressing problems facing our world, the role of business to aid with climate change projects is increasingly discussed. Government regulations only go far, and without wanting to impose on corporate freedom, governments have less of an impact regulating corporate initiatives on climate change. As Charles Lindblom mentions, “Do we want business enterprises to reduce industrial pollution of air and water. Again we must bear the consequences of the cots to them of their doing so and the resultant declines in investment and employment” (Lindblom, 1982)....   [tags: Business Management ] 2808 words
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Classism and Responsibility for Others in‘An Inspector Calls’ - The play ‘An Inspector Calls’ was written by J.B Priestley in 1945, during World War Two. The author of the play, J.B Priestley conveys his concerns about the Edwardian society through the play. His main concerns were that the higher classed families were ignorant towards the poor people and they did not care for the society. J.B Priestley was also concerned about the way people were treating each other, especially the way upper classed people exploited and degraded working classes to benefit themselves....   [tags: An Inspector Calls, J.B Priestley, World War II, c] 1498 words
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Bargaining for Collective Responsibility for Social Reproduction - I have chosen to discuss the Bargaining for Collective Responsibilities for Social Reproduction chapter written by Alice De Wolff. I agree with Alice De Wolff on the arguments that she presented within the chapter regarding the major reconstruction of employment by unions and the positive changes it has made for Canadians especially women. I was interested to learn about the changes made in the employment sector from an activist’s point of view; as Alice De Wolff has been extremely active in the women and labour movements in Canada....   [tags: Canadian Government, Policies and Regulations] 1524 words
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Escaping the Responsibility in Society - Escaping the Responsibility in Society James Joyce wrote a collection of short stories titled Dubliners. Joyce wrote these stories in the nineteen hundreds to show how people often felt during the hard time after the Famine. The characters escape from their own responsibilities in society. James Joyce uses the theme of escape throughout three stories in Dubliners, “An Encounter,” “Eveline,” and “The Dead.” In “An Encounter,” the boys escape school but have a responsibility to attend that day....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1678 words
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Corporate Social Responsibility - Corporate Social Responsibility Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a very controversial topic. A question that has been debated for the past few decades is; is it corporately viable to introduce social responsibility as a proposed addition to the work ethic of business organisations. As well as, if adopting the framework of corporate social responsibility would yield positive improvements for those organisations. The purpose of this essay is to research the notion of CSR and uncover its true framework and outline what social responsibility truly means to corporate organisations, and whether it should be seriously considered to be a legitimate addition to the corporate framework of an organisation....   [tags: Business Corporate Society Essays]
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