Topic outline

  • General description

    This course aims to introduce the new role of companies in taking in charge a new form of responsibility, which is the social responsibility towards all the stakeholders with whom they have a relationship. This course defines the historical development of this concept and the most important theories that have been addressed to it, with an explanation of attitudes of companies directors towards this new responsibility. The course also shows how to apply the social responsibility in all business functions of management, methods of measurement and accounting disclosure, and clarifying the difficulties and obstacles to its application. This course also illustrates the relationship between the concept of social responsibility and the concept of business ethics and the growing interest in ethics in all business functions.