|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||SECS-P/08|
The need for sustainable development models is agreed on a global scale and asks companies to adopt responsible conducts from an economic, social and environmental perspective. The course aims to explore corporate social responsibility in the wider framework of business ethics, showing how CSR may be not a constraint but an innovative way to create value for all the stakeholders.
The course aims to explore the relationship between ethics and business, with specific reference to corporate social responsibility (CSR). Firms, indeed, are not only producers of goods and services for the market, but also actors in a network of internal and external relationships; as a consequence, corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a way both to understand the firm's nature and to manage it in a perspective of common good and sustainability. The main topics of the course are the relationship between ethics and business; sustainable development; stakeholder management and engagement; the dimensions of CSR and its strategic role; the social reporting instruments; the ethical behaviour of entrepreneurs and managers.
Students are expected to be familiar with concepts such as:
Lectures, case studies, seminars by professionals, individual & group works.
Attendance is not compulsory; students can choose to study the syllabus for attending or not-attending students (see below).
Part 1: Ethics and economics
Part 2: Stakeholder theory, stakeholder management & engagement, Corporate Social Responsibility
Part 3: Methodologies, tools and applications for CSR reporting
Attending student should study
Not-attending students should study
Office hours: In Imperia: on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. during the first semester; check in Aulaweb in the second semester In Savona: on Fridays at 4 p.m. during the first semester; check in Aulaweb in the second semester In Genoa: on Thursdays at 10 a.m. Online meetings are also available, on request.
In case of exam failure, students cannot take the exam on the following call (appello) and need to skip a date. The can take the exam on the following call if that call belongs to another exam session.
If students do not accept a positive grade (18 or more), they can retry the exam on the following call.
Incoming mobility students do not have to skip a call in case of failure.
The oral exam assesses the level of knowledge and understanding of the course contents, together with the student’s capability of developing independent thinking on the course topics. For students attending the classes, the evaluation of individual and group activities will be also considered.