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BTX5040

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2010 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Ms Paula Darvas

Synopsis

The unit aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the concept of CSR from a legal perspective. Topics include the legal and regulatory environment of corporations, the concept and definition of stakeholders, the application of CSR to specific stakeholder cohorts including employees, creditors, tort victims, consumers and the environment, and the enforceability of stakeholder claims.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • identify and apply the various sources of CSR legislation and regulation
  • explain the policy considerations behind CSR
  • analyse the concept of a corporate stakeholder and the theoretical justifications for their protection
  • identify and understand the legal issues concerning CSR protection of selected cohorts of stakeholders, including employees, creditors, tort victims, consumers and the environment
  • identify and analyse the legislative and practical constraints in enforcing CSR protection for corporate stakeholders.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination (3 hours): 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Paula Darvas

Contact hours

3 hours per week