Implementing Social Responsibility Programs

  1. Objective 2-4 Identify four general approaches to social responsibility and note the role of social responsibility in small business.

Opinions differ dramatically concerning social responsibility as a business goal. Although some oppose any business activity that threatens profits, others argue that social responsibility must take precedence. Some skeptics fear that businesses will gain too much control over the ways social projects are addressed by society as a whole or that they lack the expertise needed to address social issues. Still, many believe that corporations should help improve the lives of citizens because they are citizens themselves, often control vast resources, and may contribute ...

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