Principles of Responsible Management and Practice

Module code: OIM4013-B

Module Aims

This module introduces students to the concept of responsible business enterprise and the approaches, techniques and organisational self-assessment frameworks (Principles for Responsible Management Education, Global Compact, Three Pillars of sustainable development) influencing and underpinning its development.

More broadly the module will consider the management challenges associated with ensuring such enterprises achieve their performance objectives in a sustainable global environment. In doing so, students will explore sustainable organisational performance through interrelated concepts such as; strategy, best practice/fit and techniques and frameworks for self-assessment gaining a contextual understanding of the organisational challenges in meeting both regulatory and voluntary social and environmental responsibilities.

Students will explore organisations through a range of theories including, organisation behaviour and design, operational management, leadership and ethics, ensuring they understand the factors influencing and underpinning their successful development. Furthermore, the module will introduce students to the concepts of corporate social responsibility and in doing so explore the role of government in facilitating and/or inhibiting responsible enterprise. Issues of ethical and strategic leadership and the impact of technology, data and ethics and globalisation will also be considered in this context.

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