Corporate social responsibility in business and society

Lecturer GIULIANI ELISA
Semester Spring
ECTS 3

Description
A set of lectures on the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and other soft law policies vs. hard law. Students will understand the concept of CSR and become familiar with different soft law policies, while also discussing the relevance and limitations of hard law. Students will become familiar with the debate on shareholder value maximization versus stakeholder theory. They will be given the opportunity to critically discuss extant theories and views on the role that private corporations play in society and express their view on this subject.

Course Outline
The role of business corporations in society
Shareholder vs. stakeholder value maximization
Corporate Social Responsibility
Human Rights and Business

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