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PhD intensive course of social responsibility


May 23, 2016

PhD intensive course of social responsibility


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Aim of the course:

To provide the full range of social responsibility theory and practical knowledge,

understanding economic, political, legal, and moral relationships between organizations

and society, to be able to identify examples of social responsibility in society and the

organization and the ability to critically evaluate the results of social responsibility. To

understand enterprises' ideology, politics and practice that reflects such enterprises'

behaviour when they voluntarily include social and environment protection issues, able

to analyse and understand the peculiarities of the social responsibility of business, society

and the state interaction, evaluate and make decisions for social responsibility,

sustainable development principles, the different balance of interests.

Main topics of the course:

o The historical origins of social responsibility

o The attitude of social responsibility in economic theory

o Social responsibility forms and implementation tools

o European Sustainable Development Policy

o Sustainable Development Indicators

o Organization Ethics Codes

o Environmental measures and their application policy in Lithuania

o Social responsibility impact on enterprise value and economic benefits for business

o Social Responsibility Development trends of modern business practice

o Social responsibility standards and social responsibility audits.

o Social responsibility and quality management.

o State social responsibility: economic, environmental and social assessment

Course format, ECTS credits:

Individual work (topic) 70 %

Visits to companies 10 %

Lectures 20 %

Study load: 6 ECTS credits.

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