Managerial Social Responsibility

Instructions:

This examination consists of two sections, Section A and Section B.

Section A consists of a case study analysis. Candidates must answer all FIVE (5) compulsory questions. Section A is worth a total of 20 OR 30 marks – depending on how many essays are attempted in Section B.

Section B consists of FIVE (5) essay questions of which candidates must answer either TWO (2) OR THREE (3) questions. Each question is worth 10 marks for a total of 20 or 30 marks.

This examination counts for 50 per cent of the marks for this unit.

SECTION ACASE STUDY ANALYSIS (20 or 30 marks – depending on how many essays are attempted in Section B)

Candidates must read the following case study and answer ALL of Questions 1-5. Section A is worth either 20 or 30 marks in total.

(A) YOUR ENTIRE ANSWER IS LIMITED TO 2000 WORDS MAXIMUM

(B) ALL ANSWERS MUST BE FORMATTED IN TIMES NEW ROMAN, SIZE 12 FONT, 1.5/DOUBLE LINE SPACING WITH NORMAL MARGINS

(C) YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO DEFINE ANY THEORIES OR PROVIDE REFERENCES IN YOUR ANSWERS

(D) ALL ANSWERS SUBMITTED MUST BE YOUR OWN WRITTEN WORK. ANY SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF COPIED TEXT WILL ATTRACT ZERO MARKS

Question 1

Describe the facts you feel underpinned the ‘McKinstry Advertising’ case

(attached separately)

Question 2

Who was the decision-maker in the case, and what conflicting demands did they have to accommodate?

Question 3

What was the initial ethical dilemma faced by the decision-maker in this case?

Question 4

Using the Utilitarian, Kantian, Rights, and Distributive Justice approaches to ethical decision-making, provide an analysis of the initial ethical dilemma you identified in the case. (NB: Use each of the theories separately in your analysis).

Question 5

Present and justify the final recommendation you would have made to the decision-maker in this case had they asked you for advice on how to resolve their initial ethical dilemma.

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SECTION BESSAY QUESTIONS (20 or 30 marks)

Candidates must answer either TWO (2) OR THREE (3) of the following FIVE (5) questions. Each question in Section B is worth 10 marks for a total of 20 or 30 marks.

(A) EACH ANSWER IS LIMITED TO 1000 WORDS MAXIMUM

(B) ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE FORMATTED IN TIMES NEW ROMAN, SIZE 12 FONT, 1.5/DOUBLE LINE SPACING WITH NORMAL MARGINS

(C) YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO PROVIDE REFERENCES IN YOUR ANSWERS

(D) ALL ANSWERS SUBMITTED MUST BE YOUR OWN WRITTEN WORK. ANY SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF COPIED TEXT WILL ATTRACT ZERO MARKS

ATTEMPT ANY THREE EASSY QUESTIONS

Question 6

Describe Friedman’s and Freeman’s perspectives on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Using examples published in online news sources to illustrate your answer, describe how the Moral Minimum perspective overcomes the weaknesses of Friedman’s and Freeman’s perspectives.

[10 marks]

Question 7

Define what is meant by the term “Insider Trading”. Using examples published in online news sources, describe TWO (2) potential problems that arise from insider trading in the workplace. Describe TWO (2) strategies that managers could employ to prevent insider trading occurring in their organisation.

[10 marks]

Question 8

Define the notion of ‘privacy’ as it relates to the employer-employee relationship. Using examples published in online news sources, identify the ethical issues that may arise in the recruitment or selection of job applicants. What strategies might a manager employ to ensure that they do not violate job applicants’ negative Right to privacy?

[10 marks]

Question 9

Define notion of ‘whistle-blowing’ as it applies to the organisational context. Using an example, demonstrate how the Kew Garden’s principle would define whistle-blowing as a right. Using an example, demonstrate how the Kew Garden’s principle would define whistle-blowing as an obligation.

[10 marks]

Question 10

Define the notions of ‘functional’ and ‘dysfunctional’ discrimination as they apply the workplace context. Using examples published in online news sources in 2021, demonstrate the differences between the two types of discrimination. Describe TWO (2) strategies that managers can employ to prevent dysfunctional discrimination in the workplace.

[10 marks]

2021 Ordinary Examination

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