Writing Assignment 4
Related Module 7 Learning Objective:
- Apply a model of corporate social responsibility (CSR) to analyze corporate decisions.
This learning objective help you work towards achieving one of the Course Learning Objectives:
- Evaluate organizational decision making from an ethical and socially responsible perspective.
Purpose of the assignment:
The purpose of this assignment is to improve your ability to apply a model of corporate social responsibility to analyze corporate decisions. In this assignment you will apply the Virtue Matrix (explained in the required reading for this module) to real-world examples of socially responsible behavior by organizations. Your analysis should make use of specific information from the Virtue Matrix framework and data from the examples you use.
What to do:
First: Read “The Virtue Matrix” (it is attached seperately).
This article describes a framework for understanding corporate social responsibility.
Second: Apply the Virtue Matrix to provide two examples (see “Example 1” and “Example 2’, below, for detailed instructions).
Be sure to use examples not already presented in the required reading on the Virtue Matrix.
It is OK to use examples that you might find in other articles about the Virtue Matrix, but not the examples in the required article in this Module. You will most likely have to search the internet for articles and news stories to find examples for this assignment.
Example 1: Examining Strategic Actions in the Frontier: Present an example of an organization taking actions that represent the strategic quadrant of the Frontier portion of the Virtue Matrix. Explain your answer from the perspective of the Virtue Matrix framework. Be sure to provide specific information about your example that supports your conclusion about its actions.
Example 2: Examining Structural Actions in the Frontier: Present an example of an organization participating in actions that represent the structural quadrant of the Frontier portion of the Virtue Matrix. Explain your answer from the perspective of the Virtua Matrix framework. Be sure to provide specific information about your example that supports your conclusion about its actions.
Please type your answers into the Writing Assignment 4 Worksheet, provided in Class Module 7.