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BUSINESSETHICSAND

SOCIALRESPONSIBILITY
COURSEINTRODUCTION

MGMT2130BusinessEthicsandSocialResponsibility

TheUniversity&
Departments
LearningOutcomes
MGMT2130
BusinessEthics
andSocial
Responsibility
SBMT2010
BusinessEthics
andIndividual

Understandtheprinciples
individualethicaldecision
making
Identifyethicaldilemmain
business
Appreciatetheimportanceof
behavingethicallyinsociety

Applyingethicaldecision
makingandstakeholder
managementinbusiness
context
Analyse andpropose
solutionstobusiness
challengesinvolvingmoral
ambiguity
Enhanceanentrepreneurial
mindsetforperformingCSR

Respectforothersand
highstandardsofpersonal
integrity
Compassionanda
readinesstocontributeto
thecommunity
Understandprofessional
andethicalresponsibility

MGMT2130BusinessEthicsandSocialResponsibility

Management
Local
Community

Owners

TheCompany

Customers

SupplyChain
Employees

Astakeholdermodelofacompany

MGMT2130BusinessEthicsandSocialResponsibility

HumanRights

Economic
Corporate
Governance

Diversity&Equality
CommunityInvolvement

Compliance
Human
Capital

Occupational
Health&Safety

Customer&
SupplierRelations
ProductResponsibility

Social

Corruption&Bribery

Corporate
Social
Responsibility

CodeofConduct
Riskmanagement

Energy&Water
Carbon(GHG)Emissions
Biodiversity

Waste
ProductStewardship

Environment
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Assessments

Inclassparticipation

20points

Roleplayexercise

10points

Individual essay

20points

GroupProject

40points

PersonalReflectiononGroupProject

10points
100points

CourseParticipation
Inclasscontribution(20%)
Studentsarerequiredtoactivelyparticipateintheclass.
ThePersonalResponseSystem(PRS)willbeusedthroughoutthecourse.Youarerequired
tobringyourPRShandsettoeveryclassorhaveinstallediPRS appstoyoursmartphones
/tabletdevices.
Note: 2%willbedeductedfromtheinclassparticipationcomponentforeveryclass
missed.
Roleplayexercise(10%)
Studentsformteamsandmakedecisionsbasedonassignedbusinesscases.
Theexerciseprovidesstudentswithextensiveopportunitiesforinteractingandmaking
ethicaldecisionsinbusinesscontext.

CourseParticipation
Strongwork

Needsdevelopment

Unsatisfactory

Listening

Actively andrespectfully
listenstopeersandinstructor

Sometimesdisplayslackof
interestincommentsofothers

Projectslackofinterestor
disrespectforothers

Qualityof
contributions

Commentsarerelevant and
reflectunderstandingof:
readings/classnotesand
previousremarksofother
students

Commentssometimes irrelevant,
betraylackofpreparation,or
indicatelackofattentionto
previousremarksofother
students

Commentsreflectlittle
understandingofeitherthe
readings/classnotes or
previousremarksinclass

Impactonclass

Commentsfrequentlyhelp
moveclass conversation
forward

Commentssometimesadvance Commentsdonotadvancethe
theconversation,butsometimes conversationor areactively
dolittletomoveitforward
harmfultoit

Frequencyof
participation

Activelyparticipates at
appropriatetimes

Sometimes participatesbutat
othertimesistunedout

Seldomparticipatesandis
generallynotengaged

ClassparticipationdeservingofanAgradewillbestronginmostcategories;Participationthat
isstronginsomecategoriesbutneedsdevelopmentinotherswillreceiveaB,agradeofC
reflectsaneedfordevelopmentinmostcategories;Dworkistypicallyunsatisfactoryin
severalcategories;andFwork,unsatisfactoryinnearlyall.

IndividualEssay(20%)
Youarerequiredtosubmitananalysisofacurrentbusinessissuerelevanttothis
course.Itmaybedrawnfromlibraryresearch,news,interviews,orpersonal
experience.Topicsshouldberelevanttobusinessethics,andinvolvemultiple
decisionscriteria,whichmaypotentiallyconflict.
Youarerequiredto:
Describethefactsofyourtopic;
Discussrelevantdecisionscriteriaandtheirrelativeimportance;and
Stateyourpreferredsolutionandsupportitwithreasons(fromreadings,class,
yourownthinkingand/orparallelexamples).
Accurateandconsistentreferencing.(Click here forthe'BasicReferencingGuide'
fromHKUSTLibrary).

Maximumlengthis1,000wordsexcludingfootnotesandbibliography.

SubmitthroughCanvas.

Deadline:23:59,March18,2016
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IndividualEssay(20%)
Excellent

Proficient

Average

Poor

Reflection

Abilitytoproficiently
demonstratereflectionand
deepthinkingofacquired
knowledgeandconcepts,and
integratethemintodifferent
issuesfromwiderangeof
perspectives;creativesolutions
andcriticalthinkingskills
demonstratedinthewriting.
Abilitytoindependentlyapply
ethicalperspectives/concepts
totheethicalissueaccurately;
abilitytoconsiderfull
implicationsoftheapplication.

Includesdescriptionof
events,andalittle
furtherconsideration
behindtheevents
usingarelatively
descriptivestyleof
language;noevidence
ofusingmultiple
perspectivesin
analyzingtheissues.
Identifiestheethical
perspectives/concepts
totheethicalissue
butinaccurate
application.

Onlyincludesmere
descriptionsof
theoretical
knowledge;no
reflectionis
demonstratedbeyond
thedescriptions.

Application
ofethical
perspectives
/concepts

Presentation

Writingiswellfocused;
argumentsorperspectivesare
preciselydefinedand
explained;coherentflowin
developinganinsightfulidea
demonstrated.

Showingsatisfactory
abilitytorelate
acquiredknowledge
toprevious
experiences;
demonstrating
attempttoanalyzethe
issuesfromanumber
ofdifferent
perspectives.
Showingsatisfactory
abilityto
independentlyapply
ethical
perspectives/concepts
totheethicalissue;
demonstrating
attempttoconsider
specificimplicationsof
theapplication.
Argumentsor
perspectivesare
clearlystated;
organizedflowin
writingbutnotdeep
enoughtobevery
insightful.

Argumentsor
perspectivesare
vaguelymentioned;
thewritinglackedan
organizedflowand
theideaswerehardto
follow.

Donotshowany
originalthinkingor
perspectives;chaotic
inorganizationand
presentationofideas.

Presentsinaccurate
ethical
perspectives/concepts
totheethicalissue.

ReflectiveessaydeservingofanAgradewillbestronginmostcategories;Reflectiveessaythatisstrongin
somecategoriesbutisproficientinotherswillreceiveaB,agradeofCreflectsanaverageinmost
categories;Dworkistypicallypoorinseveralcategories;andFwork,poorinnearlyall.
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TheAirportAuthorityHongKong StudentProject(L5)
Anexperientiallearningopportunityforyoutodevelop your innovationandgain
handsonCSRexperience.
Youwillworkingroupsof57studentsandandexplorethethemeofresponsible
business.Eachgroupmustcomeupwithonekeyemergingquestionand/orconcern
arisingwithintheorganizationthatfocusedontheconsiderationsrelatedto
contributingtoeconomicdevelopmentwhileimprovingthequalityoflifeofthe
localcommunity.

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TheAirportAuthorityHongKong StudentProject(L5)
Youareexpectedto:
IntegrateandapplytheoreticalknowledgetotacklearealCSRchallengeor
opportunity;
Research,analyze,assessandproposepracticaloptionsandsolutionsgiventhe
companyconstraints;
Presenttheproject(bothwrittenandoral)inaprofessionalandpersuasive
manner;and
Buildrelationshipwithteammatesandworkeffectivelyinandasateam.

The writtencomponent(60%)shouldbeconsideredanExecutiveSummaryof
theprojectthatyouhavechosen,andtheimplicationsofitforTheAirport
AuthorityHongKong.

Theoralcomponent(40%) willbe510minuteslong.

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StudentProject
Youwillformyourgroups.Eachgroupshouldhavenomorethan6students.
PleasesendyourgrouplisttoDelana Du(IA)bytheendofsecondclass.
Ifyouarenotinagroup,Delana willrandomlyassignyoutoagroup.

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MutualResponsibilities

Thiscourseisstructuredmainlyasadiscussionseminar.Therewillbesome
lecturesandvideos,butmostlywelearnthroughexploringandchallengingour
ethicalawarenessandreasoningthroughdialogue witheachotherandby
participatinginexperientialexercises.

Itisacollectiveefforts yoursandmine tomakethiscourseusefuland


enjoyable.
Yourresponsibilities...

In turn,Ipledgeto...

Readandpreparefortheassigned
materialsbeforeclass

Deliverteachingmaterialsinclear and
organizedways

Be anattentivelistenerandactive
Leadandfacilitatemeaningful class
participantingroupandclassdiscussions discussions
Takeclassexercisesseriously

Treat eachstudentwithrespect

Contributeyourfair shareingroup
assignments

Evaluateyourperformancefairly

Completeassignmentsasscheduledand
withthehighestlevelofintegrity

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ClassNorms

Cometoclassontime,andwewillendclassontime.Ifyouarelate,walkin
quietlytominimizedisturbancetotheclass.

BringyourPRS(PersonalResponseSystem)handsettoeveryclassorhaveiPRS
appsinstalledtoyoursmartphonesortabletdevices.

Turnofftheringerofyourmobilephonesandotherelectronicdevices.

Listenattentivelyandparticipateactivelytocontributetotheclassroomlearning
environment.

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FORALLWRITTENASSIGNMENTS!

Studentsarerequiredtowriteassignmentstoahighacademicstandard.This
includescorrectreferencing,spelling,grammarandpresentation.Studentsmust
usequotationsandcitationscorrectly failuretodosomayresultinreduced
marksorafailgrade.
SomeusefuladvicecanbefoundatWritingGuidesandManuals
(http://library.ust.hk/res/beyond/Reference/Writing_Guides_and_Manuals/).

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CourseGradingStructure

LetterGrade

Points

LevelofAchievement

A+

90100

8589

8084

B+

7679

7275

6871

C+

6467

6063

5559

5054

Marginal pass

049

Fail

Excellentperformance

Good performance

Satisfactoryperformance

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Pleasereadthecourseoutline!

Pleasereadthecourseoutlinecarefully.Ifyouhaveany
questionsaboutthecourse,pleaseaskmeduringnext
class.

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