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Social Performance of Organizations

Social Performance of Organizations

Assignment 1: Social Performance of Organizations
Due Week 4 and worth 290 points
1. Specify the nature, structure, and types of products or services of your company, and
identify two (2) key factors in the organization’s external environment that can affect
its success. Provide an explanation to support the rationale.
2. Suggest five (5) ways in which the primary stakeholders can influence the
organization’s financial performance. Provide support for the response.
3. Specify one (1) controversial corporate social responsibility concern associated with
your company.
4. Submit a reference page with at least four (4) quality references that you have used
for this paper. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic
resources.
This course requires the use of new Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The format is
different from other Strayer University courses. Please take a moment to review the
SWS documentation for details.
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch
margins on all sides; citations and references must follow SWS 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.
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 the business.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in business and
society.
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. In this assignment, you will be researching a Fortune 500 company from an
approved company list provided by your professor. Be sure to check the list before you
begin.
Write a four to six (4–6) page paper in which you:
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
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Write clearly and concisely about business and society using proper writing
mechanics.
Access the Strayer University Online Library here.
Introductory Search – Use the home page’s search box to keyword search many, but
not all, databases.
Targeted Search – Scroll to the bottom of the page for an A to Z listing of all
databases. Float over each link to see a description of the database and click to load
that particular database’s custom search page. Custom search pages include both
basic and advanced search options.
These databases are only partially searchable through the general search bar. You
will have to search for them individually to find resources for your paper.
Nexis Uni – This contains legal information and would be useful to search for
court cases in which your company has been involved.
Video Explaining Nexis Uni
Research Starters are like the academic version of Wikipedia. Search on a topic to
get an overview with links to other information within that topic. It will help you get
ideas for keywords for your own searches and what you need to know in order to
successfully write your paper.
Research Starters – Business
Library Databases – Research Starters
Don’t stress over writing papers! Watch this video on writing papers and essays:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlgR1q3UQZE&t=9s. Topics include how to start
your research, how to organize your research, how to draft your paper, and how to
revise it.
Specific Library Resources to help you get started:
Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the
paper, and language and writing skills.
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