Corporate social responsibility


Maxim A. Storchevoy, Senior Lecturer,



5 ECTS, 45 hours of classes


Major, concentration:




Management, Business History, Microeconomics


Aim of the Course:

The course will teach you modern concepts in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and business ethics with emphasis on their application to real ethical dilemmas in global marketplace and building competitive advantages of your company. An important focus of the course is on theoretical foundations of ethical reasoning without conventional taken-for-granted and biases. Another vital component of the course is a range of practical instruments intended for managing CSR in the company including ethical codes and non-financial reporting. The last part of course deals with detailed study of CSR issues in various management functions (corresponding with majors of GSOM bachelor program).


Course Content:

Topic 1. Introduction to CSR

Topic 2. Normative Analysis: Dilemmas and Theories

Topic 3. Where do norms come from?

Topic 4. Managing CSR in a market.

Topic 5. Managing CSR in a company.

Topic 6. CSR in marketing.

Topic 7. CSR in human resource management.

Topic 8. CSR in international management

Topic 9. CSR in financial management.

Topic 10. CSR in public administration.


Teaching Methods:

Lectures, group work, class discussions, simulations, essays, student presentations, movies analysis etc. 


Course reading:

1. Heal G. When Principles Pay: Corporate Social Responsibility and the Bottom Line. Columbia Business School Publishing, 2008.
2. Mitchell C. A Short Course in International Business Ethics: Combining Ethics and Profits in Global Business, 3rd Edition. World Trade Press, 2009.
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