BUS101 Grantham Social Responsibility of Businesses Being Ethical Paper

Social Responsibility of Businesses

Please complete the following assignment, incorporating ideas and concepts from the week’s lecture and/or articles. Please feel free to incorporate outside resources as well. When completing your assignment, please make sure to double space your paper.

Traditional Paper

Research, define and discuss social responsibility, what it means, and its role in business.

The requirements below must be met for your paper to be accepted and graded:

  • Write between 500 – 750 words (approximately 2 – 3 pages) using Microsoft Word.
  • Attempt APA style, see example below.
  • Use font size 12 and 1” margins.
  • Include cover page and reference page.
  • At least 60% of your paper must be original content/writing.
  • No more than 40% of your content/information may come from references.
  • Use at least two references from outside the course material, preferably from EBSCOhost. Text book, lectures, and other materials in the course may be used, but are not counted toward the two reference requirement.

Reference material (data, dates, graphs, quotes, paraphrased words, values, etc.) must be identified in the paper and listed on a reference page.Reference material (data, dates, graphs, quotes, paraphrased words, values, etc.) must come from sources such as, scholarly journals found in EBSCOhost, online newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, government websites, etc. Sources such as Wikis, Yahoo Answers, eHow, etc. are not acceptable.

Weekly Related Articles

The Importance of Being Ethical
Companies with strong ethics programs have found that these efforts can reduce potential costly fines, decrease vulnerability, improve reputation, provide access to capital, favorably influence their bottom line, positively affect their employees’ commitment to work and enhance customer loyalty.
http://www.inc.com/articles/2000/11/14278.html

The Decline of Ethical Behavior in Business
How the quality professional can and should meet the challenge
http://www.qualitydigest.com/magazine/2009/may/article/decline-ethical-behavior-business.html

Why Companies Can No Longer Afford to Ignore Their Social Responsibilities
Today, amid a lingering recession that has dented corporate profits and intensified pressure from shareholders, companies are devising new CSR models.
http://business.time.com/2012/05/28/why-companies-can-no-longer-afford-to-ignore-their-social-responsibilities/

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