This course discusses responsible business decision making in light of the increasing demands for responsibility and accountability made by communities and government.

We will explore how the firm creates value, broadly defined, by investigating the concept of strategic corporate social responsibility (Strategic CSR).  Strategic CSR draws on what we know about economic exchange and human psychology to explain how markets work (or don't) and how value is added (or subtracted) across the range of the firm's stakeholders.  Understanding these processes allows managers to build a strategic competitive advantage for the firm.