(A) Conduct an analytical literature review on a topic of your choice related to CSR and sustainable development, and the associated public policy issues and the policy debates. You can choose any issue and context (global, region – such as EU or Asia – or a country).
My chosen topic is climate change
Topic A for Summative Assessment – the literature review on the topic of your choice related to CSR and sustainable development, and the associated public policy issues – expect the student to conduct and develop a fuller background and understanding through a literature review. Wide variety of choices are available to the student to choose a topic of interest. For example, the student could choose a topic of public policy associated challenges with banning of single use plastic; or growing public policy push for the usage of electric vehicles for private transport. Both these examples involve a complex array of emerging research around CSR and sustainable development, and associated challenges for policymakers, on controlling and regulating business and public behaviours and attitudes. Literature review, as an assignment, on the chosen topic will pose the problem, present different arguments in the extant literature (including, where applicable, policy and practice literature), theories applied by scholars for the study of the issue, and empirical studies conducted. Most importantly, student is expected to be analytical in this assignment, and highlight the knowledge gaps. The assignment will require the student to have a deeper and substantive engagement with the topic/issue, the literature, theories and policy debates. The student is free to choose any issue and context – for instance, the topic/issue could be of concern at the global, region – such as EU or Asia – or a specific country level.
Word Count: 3,000 (Summative Assessment)
Essential Reading for Coursework Task
(if in addition to reading provided in the module outline):
Please note that this is not intended as an exhaustive or definitive list of readings for this piece of coursework. Instead, the articles/chapters listed below should be viewed as core or essential readings that may act as a start point as you prepare to tackle this assignment:
Moon, J. (2014). Corporate social responsibility: A very short introduction. OUP Oxford.
Moon, J., & Vogel, D. (2008). Corporate social responsibility, government, and civil
society. In The Oxford handbook of corporate social responsibility.
Matten, D., & Moon, J. (2008). “Implicit” and “explicit” CSR: A conceptual framework for a comparative understanding of corporate social responsibility. Academy of management
Review, 33(2), 404-424.
Scherer, A. G., & Palazzo, G. (Eds.). (2008). Handbook of research on global corporate
citizenship. Edward Elgar Publishing.