Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies

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MAN300ZA(経営学 / Management 300)
Corporate Social Responsibility

葉山 彩蘭

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Faculty/Graduate school Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies
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Year 2022
Class code A6355
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Term 春学期授業/Spring
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Campus 市ヶ谷 / Ichigaya
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Grade 3~4
Credit(s) 2
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Global Open Program
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Chiyoda Campus Consortium
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Outline and objectives

This course is designed to introduce and explore the diversified perspectives and understandings on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). We are going to develop an understanding of CSR in the global context and learn why and how modern corporations are managing CSR in their business activities. The major topics dealt with in this course will be Defining CSR, CSR Concepts and Theories, Cases For and Against CSR, Responsibilities to Stakeholders, CSR in the Marketplace, CSR in the Workplace, and etc.


The goal of this course is to help students build the basic understanding of CSR, know how CSR is applied in different arenas of business and explore CSR management in companies. Students will be able to define CSR and explain the meanings of CSR strategic practices in modern corporations after taking this course.

Which item of the diploma policy will be obtained by taking this class?

Will be able to gain “DP 1”, “DP 2”, “DP 3”, and “DP 4”.

Default language used in class

英語 / English

Method(s)(学期の途中で変更になる場合には、別途提示します。 /If the Method(s) is changed, we will announce the details of any changes. )

The class format consists of lecture and discussion, group work, class presentation, assignments, quizzes, and exams. In order to develop a global vision and analytical thinking, students will be encouraged to discuss their findings from the course materials and compare their own personal cultural views with those of their peers. Therefore, regular attendance is required for this course. Feedback will be given verbally, non-verbally or in written form.

Active learning in class (Group discussion, Debate.etc.)

あり / Yes

Fieldwork in class

なし / No


授業形態/methods of teaching:対面/face to face


1[オンライン/online]:Orientation & Introduction

Confirm the course syllabus and give instructions regarding readings and preparation for class meetings.

2[対面/face to face]:CSR in a Global Context

Introduce the key concepts in corporate social responsibility, the essential issues relevant to the responsible management of businesses. Textbook: pp.3-25
(lecture & discussion)

3[対面/face to face]:The Cases for and against CSR -1

Discuss different perspectives for and against CSR. Textbook: pp.27-65 (lecture & discussion)

4[対面/face to face]:The Cases for and against CSR-2

Discuss different perspectives for and against CSR. Textbook: pp.27-65 (lecture & discussion)

5[対面/face to face]:CSR Concepts and Theories -1

Explore the concepts and theories of CSR. Textbook: pp.66-96 (lecture & discussion)

6[対面/face to face]:CSR Concepts and Theories -2

Explore the concepts and theories of CSR. Textbook: pp.104-127 (lecture & discussion)

7[対面/face to face]:Responsibilities to Stakeholders -1

Who are the stakeholders? How should companies respond to these stakeholders? Textbook: pp.133-164 (lecture & discussion)

8[対面/face to face]:Responsibilities to Stakeholders -2

What are the responsibilities of companies for stakeholders? Textbook: pp.168-198 (lecture & discussion)

9[対面/face to face]:Case Study -1
Mid-term Exam

Company A regards employees as No.1 stakeholders and adopt stakeholder-oriented management philosophy and implement CSR positively.

10[対面/face to face]:CSR in the Marketplace

How to improve the bottom line by implementing an engaging, authentic, and business-enhancing CSR program that helps staff and business thrive. Textbook: pp.213-250 (lecture & discussion)

11[対面/face to face]:Case Study -2

Company B- BOP business in Africa. A case study on the business designed for people who live at the bottom of the base pyramid.

12[対面/face to face]:CSR in the Workplace

Discuss human rights and work-life balance issues in the workplace. Textbook: pp.253-289 (lecture & discussion)

13[対面/face to face]:Case Study -3

Company C - family friendly company. A case study on the work-life balance implementations.

14[対面/face to face]:Case Study -4
Final Exam (Presentation)

Company D - corporate citizenship in the community. A case study on corporate citizenship and sustainable development.

Work to be done outside of class (preparation, etc.)

Students are required to have their own text material copies and prepare for each class by reading through the materials to be covered before coming to class. The textbook is available in the library but you are recommended to have your own textbook. Preparatory study and review for this class are 2 hours each.


Andrew Crane, Dirk Matten and Laura J. Spence (2014), Corporate Social Responsibility: Readings and Cases in a Global Context, Routledge.


1. Andrew Crane & Dirk Matten (2016), Business Ethics: Managing Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability in the Age of Globalization, Oxford Univ. Printing.
2. Charlotte Walker & John D. Kelly edited (2015), Corporate Social Responsibility? : Human Rights in the New Global Economy , University of Chicago Press.
3. Jeremy Moon (2015), Corporate Social Responsibility: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford Univ. Printing.
4. J.Okpara & S.O. Idowu edited (2016), Corporate Social Responsibility: Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies for 21st Century Leaders (CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance), Springer.
5. Peter Baines (2015), Doing Good By Doing Good: Why Creating Shared Value is the Key to Powering Business Growth and Innovation, Wrightbooks.

Grading criteria

participation and attitude 30%, presentation and report / homework 30%, mid-term 20%, final exam 20% 

Changes following student comments

Students taking this course are required to have basic business management knowledge.


A formal document of proof is necessary when you are absent from the class meetings because of recruiting interviews which are on an assigned date by the company. Absences for free selection group interviews will not be given consideration since the class has priority.