ASSIGNMENT 1

Prior to beginning work on this assignment, read Chapter 1 of your textbook and the article The 10 Companies With the Best CSR Reputations in 2017 (Links to an external site.). Additionally, read the Week 1 Weekly Lecture. For this assignment, you will be writing a two- to three-page paper.

Select one company from The 10 Companies With the Best CSR Reputations in 2017 (Links to an external site.) with an active CSR presence or program to analyze. If you choose to deviate from this list, please contact your instructor for approval.

In your paper,

  • Examine what problem(s) the company is addressing and how they address it.
  • Select at least three internal and external stakeholders.
    • Assess the effects of the company’s CSR initiatives on each stakeholder.
    • Evaluate whether the company is successfully communicating their mission to the stakeholders.
    • Recommend how the company can improve its CSR presence or program.

*Note: You are encouraged to integrate any feedback from your instructor and upload the assignment to Folio. For assistance using Folio, review the Folio Quick Start Guide (Links to an external site.).

The Case Study: Corporate Social Responsibility Reputation paper

  • Must be two to three double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s APA Style (Links to an external site.)
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted

For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting for Word 2013 (Links to an external site.).

Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

 
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Week 4 Report

Instructions

Starting Your Research Design

For this course, you will have a course project that includes the written assignments in Weeks 1–5. The Week 3 and Week 5assignments are considered major assignments, which combined are worth almost half of the total course points. It will likely take you more than one week to complete the Week 3 and Week 5 major assignments, so begin working on those tasks sooner rather than later.

The course project assignment each week is designed to help you develop skills in critically analyzing and using research studies published in peer-reviewed journals. These resources are critical for the development of your own research agenda and the designing of your own research studies.

Week 4

This week, you will begin developing a brief literature review on a topic of interest related to organizational behavior. The work builds on your week 2 paper (preliminary research question proposal) and will be expanded in your week 5 paper (research proposal).

  • Summarize the research question that is the foundation of your research. The research question is the one you proposed in your week 2 project, although it may be modified based upon feedback you have received and research you have conducted.
  • Create an initial literature review comprising at least eight, relevant journal articles (you will add to your literature review for next week’s assignment).
  • Evaluate a gap, problem, additional research questions, theoretical model, or possible hypotheses that begin to emerge from your literature review. At this point, the observations will be considered preliminary and subject to revision for your submission next week.
  • Deduce a possible method (such as qualitative or quantitative) and design (such as case study, survey, etc.) you might use to conduct your research.

Submission Details:

  • Submit your answers in an 8- to 10-page Microsoft Word document.
 
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Journal

Once each week, focus on one particular event or aspect of your work that week and describe why you found this particular task or event to be unusual or of special interest.

In a 250-300-word entry, relate this aspect of your volunteer experience to some specific knowledge that you have previously gained in your coursework to this point.

 
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Journal

Once each week, focus on one particular event or aspect of your work that week and describe why you found this particular task or event to be unusual or of special interest.

In a 250-300-word entry, relate this aspect of your volunteer experience to some specific knowledge that you have previously gained in your coursework to this point.

 
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