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Embedding CSR within the Undergraduate Business Curriculum: The Development of a Sustainable Organisation Module

Education and Corporate Social Responsibility International Perspectives

ISBN: 978-1-78190-589-0, eISBN: 978-1-78190-590-6

ISSN: 2043-0523

Publication date: 7 February 2013

Abstract

This chapter examines the development and implementation of a sustainability module at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) in the UK and assesses how this is embedded within the undergraduate business curriculum. The objectives are to explain the background to the development of the module in the context of the University as a whole and to examine the issues and potential benefits concerning its implementation. The chapter explores how sustainability can be integrated effectively within the curriculum and focuses on a module for the academic year 2011/2012 ‘The Sustainable Organisation’ (SO) and its underlying principles from the perspectives of members of the module team. It also reflects on previous and concurrent modules incorporating sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR). The module's connections with industry and related research will also be discussed within the chapter. In conclusion, the wider implications of offering the SO module within a business school will be assessed.

Citation

Goworek, H. and Molthan-Hill, P. (2013), "Embedding CSR within the Undergraduate Business Curriculum: The Development of a Sustainable Organisation Module", Ahmad, J. and Crowther, D. (Ed.) Education and Corporate Social Responsibility International Perspectives (Developments in Corporate Governance and Responsibility, Vol. 4), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 57-76. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2043-0523(2013)0000004006

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