QUESTIONS: 1. How would you define a social enterprise? It is widely known to all that social enterprise is used to mean a unit of business, traditional enterprise provides value for their customers and shareholders, while social enterprise is driven by social goals, creating societal wealth for the society (Chalmers, D. and Fraser, S. 2012). Therefore, lots of scholars tend to explain it from the aspect of why it is social instead of private, according to Mulgan, G. (2006), the whole organisation and activities are aim to their social mission, which is devoted to solving a series of social problems, such as helping disadvantaged groups, conducting fair trade, etc., as well as environmental issues like sustainable development. However, this
Social responsibility has been defined as a social norm. In this society, companies from the least to the greatest practice Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The management and staff of the corporations are expected to perform the right things as their misdeeds may be held accountable. Furthermore, the corporation is required to be responsible for their member‟s behavior. (Seitel, 2003) According to McWilliams, Siegel & Wright (2006), they claimed that although there are numerous definitions of CSR but the given definition is vague and unclear.
Considering that, the situation is difficult, as the object of social help is personality that is understood as a unique and solid system which is dynamic in itself. So the social worker in the process of social help encounters himself with the challenge to help a person to primarily restore his worthiness which would let him to solve his problems and not, conversely, resign and live with them. Yet the social work actually still impresses with its aspirations more than with concrete and tangible achievements or prestige (Kavaliauskienė, 2005). The objective of a social worker is noble, but often he confronts himself with unsolvable tasks. This situation raises because of the twofold orientation of social work: on one hand, it is directed towards a person, but on the other hand, to the society; that is, the direction goes towards a whole and towards its part – the community and the individual – by trying to reach their interaction and consistency.
In the recent business world, various strategies re being employed by companies with various aims including that of increasing its competitiveness, increasing the profits as well as increasing its working environment among others. Most companies have engaged in the employment of corporate social responsibility (CSR) as a strategy of increasing their benefits which in return are expected to give the company using it a competitive advantage. Corporate social responsibility is a business practice that comprises of initiatives aimed at benefiting the society and can include various tactics including those of implementing business operations that are greener as well as giving away a portion of the proceedings held by a company to charity. This social
There are a lot of different approaches for identifying Corporate Social Responsibility. CSR includes a large number of different activities which company practise and behaviour paradigms of the company. The main idea of CSR is to show relation between company and society. In order to learn the difference between “actual” company behaviour and “stated” policy it is important to find out about all aspects of company’s CSR. There are three different studies about CSR.
54 The principles includes principles of Corporate Social Responsibility expressed at the institutional , organizational and individuals levels, process of Corporate Social Responsiveness, such as environmental assessment, stakeholder management and issues management; and the outcomes of corporate behavior, including social impacts, social programs and social policies. This concept of corporate social performance looks at how business integrates social demands, arguing that business depends on society for its existence, continuity and
According to Moir (2001) who quotes Wood (1991), the fundamental idea of corporate social responsibility is that business and society are not distinct entities but instead interwoven. Additionally, Bremner (1994) opines that the pressure for those who prosper financially to be socially “responsible” has deep historical roots in most cultures and religions. As such, business enterprises have been anchored not only in the desire to solely make profit but also in a broader aim to build “the good society” by attending to the welfare of employees and actively partaking in public life (Hall, 1997; Parkes, Scully & Anson, 2010). Conversely, Aaron (2011) attributes this to the recent ‘corporate enthusiasm’ for CSR which seems to give the impression that companies are genuinely interested in improving the lives of people in communities in which they operate. Arguing that while in some cases it may be true that CSR has proved beneficial to target communities, it also appears that CSR is driven not so much by philanthropic considerations as the profit-maximising calculations of business, implying that corporations are involved in altruistic gestures only if it makes sense business wise (Aaron, 2011).
However, an equally compelling argument is that social skill is fundamental to all aspects of work, and thus it should be a strong predictor of both task and contextual dimensions of job performance. Specifically, social skill affects the quality and the quantity of work (i.e., core task performance) in jobs in which work is accomplished with the assistance of others. For example, workers high in social skill are likely to be
An effective CSR requires an understanding of the social dimensions of the company’s competitive context—the “outside-in” linkages that affect its ability to improve productivity and execute strategy. These can be understood using the diamond framework, which shows how the conditions at a company’s locations Competitiveness in social context Successful corporations need a healthy society of productive workforce with education, health care, and equal opportunity. Safe products and working conditions not only attract customers but lower the internal costs of accidents. Efficient utilization of land, water, energy, and other natural resources makes business more productive. Good government, the rule of law, and property rights are essential Looking Inside Out: Mapping the Social Impact of the Value
Social efficiency is a hard subject to grasp, however, by understanding important features of it, one may have a better understanding of what it is or the reasoning behind it, what it looks like, and the impacts of it. Through social efficiency, we understand that schools were created to mimic factories. Four movements, social reform, utilitarian education, behavior psychology and scientific methodology influenced social efficiency. Lastly, understanding the importance of evaluation is key to social efficiency because people want to know if it is work. The society wants to see that children are being taught what they need to be functioning members of