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Course Coordinator and Team: Anirban Sengupta
Email of course coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aim: Traditionally, profit emerging out of business was always looked at with certain suspicion. Neo-liberal economic framework has developed a strong alternative to that in recent years. However, even such a framework highlights the need for business to invest considerable part of its profit for social development. While earlier initiatives towards social development were mostly restricted to financial donations, today one can identify advocacy of a much more proactive role of business enterprises. As a result, there’s a gradual movement from philanthropy to corporate social responsibility. At the same time, social entrepreneurship is more and more becoming a popular concept. Other than providing occasional financial donations, conscientious large business in earlier days primarily considered their developmental responsibility to be restricted to the labourers who worked for them. However, today the perspective for understanding the relationship between business and social development has changed considerably. The aim of this course is to unfold before students the gradual transformation in this relationship and understand in details the current nature of such relationship. At the same time, the effort would be to critically engage with each of these concepts. The course is intended for students who are interested in understanding and reflecting on the role of large business in social development.
The course is expected to facilitate development of knowledge about:
1. Significance of ethics in business
2. Connection between business and social development
3. Politics around business ethics
Brief description of modules/ Main modules:
1. Business, Ethics and Society
2. Business and Philanthropy
3. Corporate Social Responsibility
4. Industry and Labour Welfare
5. Social Entrepreneurship
Assessment Details with weights:
|S.No.||Assessment||Date/period in which Assessment will take place||Weightage|
|1.||Assessment 1||First week of February||50 per cent|
|2.||Assessment 1||First week of March||50 per cent|
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