ASSIGNMENT 1: SOCIAL OF PERFORMANCE OF ORGANIZATIONS
According to the textbook, the current world economy is increasingly becoming integrated and interdependent; as a result, the relationship between business and society is becoming more complex. Use the Internet to research a Fortune 500 company of your choice. You may submit a four to six (4–6) page paper.
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Analyze the relationship between business and society, and the ways in which they are part of an interactive system.
Recommend ways stakeholders can influence the destiny of both business and society.
Analyze the various primary and secondary stakeholder groups, their roles, and relationships.
Compare and contrast the concepts of corporate social responsibility and citizenship.
Analyze ways ethical challenges affect the multiple functions of business.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in business and society.
Write clearly and concisely about business and society using proper writing mechanics.
From an organizational ethics perspective, what does the phrase "Tone at the top" mean to you? Why do you think this reference has so much meaning in any organization?
Respond to at least one of your classmates with a real-life example of tone at the top from the past year as described by your classmate. Explain how your example relates to your classmate's definition.
Creating a Press Release
In a departure from its normal business operations, Apple has recently teamed up with a bio-tech company to investigate the possibility of cloning human organs. You have been tasked with creating a press release to make this decision public and get ahead of any negative press. Compose a statement to the press to explain Apple's decision and mitigate potential negative reactions.
Environment Management Blog
You have been appointed as the new environmental manager for Microsoft. In a blog post to your key stakeholders, discuss using environmental management as a competitive advantage.