a). In this essay, the assessment will require us to select a company so that the size of the organization we choose is something for us to determine. I recommend that you could use Facebook.
b). To demonstrate the range of sources from which we derived our knowledge we are expected to cite at least ten (10) academic journal articles that are 10 peer-reviewed literature sources and incorporate their findings into our final write-up. Obviously, these sources should be able to connect the knowledge of company CSR and relate to the knowledge of company management as well. Note: Support/ challenge our findings against empirical/peer-reviewed literature that is dated from 2010 to now. The literature search can start with the University of Tasmania Library online database. See https://login.ezproxy.utas.edu.au/login?qurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.proquest.com/%2f%3faccountid%3d14245. By the way, Google Scholar might be a good start point too.
c). Process – Developing and searching for information: using the developing knowledge of management, create a list of issues to consider during the literature search and analysis of the activities of the organization. Your search for information and analysis should consider Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability policies and strategies; successful/failed CSR and sustainability approaches and their impact. Note: It is assumed that the organization or company our choice wants to be ‘successful’ in what they do. Thus, in our analysis determine for ‘success themes’; seek literature support or challenge the themes you identify. Empirical Connections Connect data from the organization or selected company with theory. Consider what the theories argue with a view to a successful management practice context.
d). Presenting Your Findings – the Write Up Write a report of your findings that has all of the elements described below:
- Identification of Organisation (organization’s principal functions, the products or services it provides; clarify why the organization exists) – no more than 100 words.
- Identification of their CSR and sustainability policies and strategies/ successful approaches and their impact.
- The strength and weaknesses of their CSR and sustainability programs, policies and approaches, successes, and failures.
- Suggest how a shared-value approach may assist the company to produce a win-win solution. Use examples from the company and support with relevant literature/theories
- How might a “triple bottom line” assessment of performance by companies change the approach to production or natural resource extraction? Use examples from the company and theories/literature support.
Note: it is assumed that the organization or company you choose wants to be ‘successful’ in what they do. Thus, in your analysis determine for ‘success themes’; seek literature support or challenge the themes you identify. This must be supported by literature citations.