Corporations have a lot of influence over the economy, the community, and people. The traditional view of corporate responsibility is that a corporation has no additional social responsibility beyond making a profit for its shareholders. In more recent years, arguments have arisen with the belief that corporations have a high degree of social responsibility to people affected by the corporation’s decisions.
You are returning for a second interview for a management position at a pharmaceutical corporation. The hiring committee wants to hear your views on a corporation’s social responsibility. The hiring committee has even provided to you a case example to review and discuss during your interview. To prepare for the interview, you decide to write out your thoughts that you plan on discussing with the hiring team.
In your paper, you decide to include the following topics:
- Definition of what corporate social responsibility means to you
- Arguments supporting social responsibility
- Description of a real-life example of a specific corporation acting in a socially responsible manner
- Your opinion and supportive reasoning on the case example and questions provided below