Social Performance of Organizations essay

timer Asked: May 1st, 2014

Question description

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 one (1) of
the following organizations:


  • De Beers Diamond Company 

  • National Football League (NFL) 

  • British Petroleum (BP)

  • National Rifle Association (NRA)


Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:


  1. Specify the nature, structure, types of products or service of your chosen
    organization, and two (2) key factors in the organization’s external environment
    that can affect its success. Provide explanation to support the rationale.

  2. Examine three (3) salient stakeholders of the chosen organization based on
    their key roles and relationships with the company.

  3. Suggest five (5) ways in which the primary stakeholders can influence the
    organization’s financial performance. Provide support for the response.

  4. Specify one (1) controversial corporate social responsibility concern
    associated with your selected organization. 

  5. Assuming you are the leader of the most influential stakeholder group,
    outline a plan to form a stakeholder coalition to force the organization to
    address your chosen controversial issue. The plan should include the key steps
    that you would take to identify members for your coalition group, the major
    reasons why you believe that the particular target group can help you to
    accomplish your goal, and the method you would utilize to foster collaboration
    among the various groups you target. 

  6. Assume the role as the leader of the most influential stakeholder group, and
    indicate three (3) potential challenges that you may face in encouraging
    stakeholders to form a coalition to help you achieve your goals. Suggest the
    significant steps that you would take in order to overcome these challenges that
    you have identified. Justify the response.

  7. Use at least four (4) quality references. Note: Wikipedia
    and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.


Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:


  • 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

  • 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


The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment


  • 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

  • Analyze the various primary and secondary stakeholder groups, their roles,
    and relationships.

  • Analyze the multiple environments of an organization.

  • Compare and contrast the concepts of corporate social responsibility,
    citizenship, and global citizenship.

  • Analyze ways ethical challenges affect the multiple functions of

  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in business and

  • Write clearly and concisely about business and society using proper writing

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