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Corporate Social Responsibility in service organizations - a leadership perspective

This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

Learning outcome

  • Understand central aspects of CSR and have knowledge about the role of leadership in implementing and sustaining CSR in a corporation
  • Understand the role of organizations (organizational theories) in promoting socially responsible activities and operations
  • Be knowledgeable about an organization's different stakeholders (stakeholder theories) and about the interaction between organizations and stakeholders (stakeholder management)

  • Be able to analyze ethical dilemmas related to an organization's working and relation to the society
  • Be able to analyze central challenges related to CSR and apply strategic tools to promote CSR in an organization
  • Be able to develop suitable CSR strategies for an organization
  • Be able to apply theories of CSR to identify, analyze and propose solutions to ethical, social and environmental issues
  • Be able to communicate to various stakeholders about ethical, social and environmental issues related to an organization's working in society

General competence:
  • Have insight in central concepts, theories and models of corporate social responsibility in order to identify and propose reasonable solutions to ethical, social and environmental issues
  • Be able to reflect critically on how individual and organizational choices of theoretical perspectives can influence how ethical dilemmas are handled


The course aims to create knowledge and stimulate awareness about CSR from a management perspective, as a basis for making decisions about, and developing, CSR in a business. The course will provide basic knowledge about the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR), developments and current perspectives of CSR, as well as central theories and models within the field.
Key words - leadership perspective:
  • Strategy
  • Responsibility
  • Ethical perspectives

Required prerequisite knowledge



Weight Duration Marks Aid
Home-exam1/11 weekA - F

Coursework requirements

Mandatory activity
Oral presentation on given topic - Group - 10-15 min

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Lukasz Andrzej Derdowski , Åse Helene Bakkevig Dagsland

Method of work

Lectures, Group work

Course assessment

The course will be student-evaluated in accordance with the evaluative system of the Faculty of Social Sciences.


More literature will be added

This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

Sist oppdatert: 08.04.2020