Course: Corporate social responsibility in the EU

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Course title Corporate social responsibility in the EU
Course code KMG/W1014
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Barták Miroslav, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Corporate social responsibility in EU 2. The concept and its relevance for study of economy and social policy. 3. Human ressource management 4. Human management in the corporations, concepts, trends, international comparison. 5. Health safety at work 6. Safety at work from the point of view of national and European legislative, safety at work as part of corporate strategy. 7. Management of environmental impacts and natural resources 8. Environmental impact of business and its management, responsible use of natural resources, legislative framework. 9. Local communities and the corporate social responsibility The impact of corporations to the local community, trends in the Czech Republic and abroad, selected case studies. 10. Business partners, supliers and consumers and the corporate social responsibility Goals, trends and future development of suppliers and consumer relationships and corporate social responsibility. 11. Human rights and the corporate social responsibility The concept of human and social rights, history, situation today in national and international context and possible future development. 12. Social responsibility integrated management Social responsibility as a challenge for management of firms and other economics subjects. Social responsibility reporting and auditing How to report about corporate social responisibility. Quality in work and the corporate social responsibility Quality of work as a theme of corporate social responisiblity, case studies of selected enterprises. 13. Social and eco-labels and the corporate social responsibility Social and eco-lables and possible impact of corporate social responsibility to eradicate this phenomenon. Social responsible investment.

Learning activities and teaching methods
  • unspecified - 39 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 26 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 39 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The goal of the course is to provide better understanding of the concept "corporate responsibility" in the enlarged EU and it's economical, social and political consequences with special focus on the Central and Eastern Europe. The topics which will be recommended for studies, comparisons and written study comprise human resources management, health safety at work, management of the environmental impacts and natural resources, social responsibility reporting and auditing, social responsible investment etc.
Students on the basis of the course is able to critically reflect on the concept of corporate social responsibility. Can evaluate the implementation of this concept in corporate practice. He knows the strengths and weaknesses of the concept of social responsibility. It focuses on core areas of corporate social responsibility, including economic, social and environmental. Critically evaluates the resources that are devoted to CSR. It has an overview of current developments and is able to anticipate future developments.
Completion of basic economic courses.

Assessment methods and criteria
As this module 75% compulsory attendance in the lectures is required. Besides, students are expected to read the suggested materials during self-study time. The module will be assessed through two examination parts. Both parts are worth 50% of the overall mark and include: 1. Presentation of the country case study (see the list of the countries)maximum 100 points. The evaluation scale: 100-90 points (1) 89-75 points (2) 74-55 points (3) 54-0 points (4) 2. A written assignment, which will comprise short questions on aspects of health economics in international comparison.Will be put to the ten questions, each will be assessed a maximum of ten points.According to the obtained total scores range from 0 to 100 will be awarded marks. 100-90 points (1) 89-75 points (2) 74-55 points (3) 54-0 points (4) The possibility to pass the exam more than ones is governed by the Study Regulations.
Recommended literature
  • André Habbish et al. Corporate Social Responsibility Across Europe. Berlin, Heidelberg, 2005. ISBN 3-540-23251-6.
  • Jan Jonker et al. Management Models for Corporate Social Responsibility. Berlin, Heidelberg, 2006. ISBN 978-3-540-23251-6.
  • Jeremy Moon. Corporate Social Responsibility: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford, 2014. ISBN 978-0-19-967181-6.
  • Sri Urip. CSR Strategies: Corporate Social Responsibility for a Competitive Edge in emerging market. Singapore, 2010. ISBN 978-0-47082520-4.
  • Wayne Visser. CSR 2.0: Transforming Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility. Heidelberg, London, New York, 2014. ISBN 978-3-642-40873-1.

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