Title

Introducing Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility at Undergraduate Level in the United Arab Emirates: An Experiential Exercise on Website Communication

Source of Publication

Journal of Business Ethics

Abstract

In this article, we describe an assignment undertaken by our third-year students at a University Business School in the United Arab Emirates. The assignment serves to introduce corporate social responsibility and ethics in the undergraduate curriculum and to raise student awareness of how corporate activity together with corporate social responsibility can impact a country's social, political, and cultural landscapes. We outline the assignment, student response to it, and its contribution to student intellectual development in terms of ethical perspective, philanthropy versus ethics, economic development, and cultural diversity. We discuss the implications of this learning experience for our students and their greater understanding of items within the United Arab Emirates government's strategic directions, namely, creating a cohesive society and a sustainable environment. © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

Document Type

Article

First Page

103

Last Page

109

Publication Date

5-1-2012

DOI

10.1007/s10551-011-1025-4

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