Individual Advances Report (60%)
Degree Pathway(s) Degree pathways: General/BDM
Topic (Main questions we want students to address) How could Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) be improved in the UK? Compose a consultancy report for a government agency.
Points to consider
(Scaffolding of related issues, which should be related to the research topics for Phase 3) ?
What is corporate social responsibility (CSR)?
What is the current status of CSR in the UK?
How does CSR fit into models of a business and its relationships with its stakeholders?
What are the main advantages and disadvantages of CSR for companies and for the general public?
What are the implications of CSR to companies’ performance?
What are the driving forces for companies to take more CSR?
What are the hindrances for companies to take more CSR?
How does the literature fit CSR into considerations of profitability?
Note Above points are not exhaustive but can be considered in constructing the report. You should consider other issues wherever necessary and relevant.
You are expected to write a 5,000 words individual report on the business topic distributed to you during the class. In this report you need to critically analyse the issues presented in this business topic and support your arguments with various secondary data or information.
Depends upon the business problem in hand you may choose to write from the perspective of a business consultant, independent analyst, academic researcher, etc.
You will need to do some wider reading to address this article adequately. Various sources of information should be considered, such as academic journals, books, newspapers, and magazines. Digital libraries should also be considered as important source of information and data.
Your report should be logical, balanced, concise, focused and well structured with no more than a maximum of 5,000 words in length. It should be word-processed (12 points times new roman, 1.5 space) and the highest levels of presentation are expected. See unit handbook appe “Cameron tells business to accept social responsibilities” Financial Times (London, England) – Monday, March 17, 2008
John Hilary (2009) “Primark soars, but at what cost?” guardian.co.uk, Thursday 5 November 2009 20.00 GMT
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