Social Responsibility of Transnational Corporation

Major: lnternational Economic Relations
Code of subject: 8.292.00.M.033
Credits: 3.00
Department: Management and International Business
Lecturer: Chernobaj Liana Ivanivna
Semester: 4 семестр
Mode of study: денна
Мета вивчення дисципліни: The purpose of studying the academic discipline is to form fundamental knowledge of the theory and practice of social responsibility of transnational corporations (TNCs) and responsible professional competencies in the conditions of intellectualization of world economic processes.
Завдання: integral: the ability to produce innovative scientific ideas, to master the methodology of scientific and pedagogical activity, to solve complex problems in the process of innovative research and professional activity, to conduct original scientific research in the field of international economic relations at the international and national level; professional: 1) in-depth knowledge of the theoretical and applied principles of various types and spheres of international economic relations; 2) knowledge of strategic management of TNCs in the context of organizational and economic management of corporate social responsibility; 3) knowledge of personnel management in the system of social responsibility of TNCs; 4) knowledge of managing the competitiveness of TNCs on the basis of socially responsible relations with competitors; 5) knowledge of logistics management using the concept of responsible procurement; 6) knowledge of sales management of TNC products using the provisions of socially responsible marketing; 7) knowledge of quality management within the International Environmental Management System; 8) the ability to argue the choice of management decision-making methods in the field of social responsibility of the company; 9) the ability to set priorities among a large number of tasks of socially responsible business.
Learning outcomes: 1) the ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of domestic and foreign research and practical experience in the field of international economic relations; 2) the ability to integrate and apply the acquired knowledge from various interdisciplinary fields in the process of solving theoretical and applied tasks in a specific area of research; 3) the ability to apply the acquired skills for a reasoned choice of the model of social responsibility of a specific TNC; 4) skills of building a system of social responsibility of TNCs with the separation of management levels; 3) ability to analyze and evaluate company projects in the context of sustainable development and stakeholder theory; 4) ability to assess non-financial risks of TNCs; 5) skills regarding the integration of social responsibility into the business processes of TNCs; 6) the ability to initiate new projects using the knowledge and skills of socially responsible business; 7) the ability to use knowledge and skills to calculate indicators of functioning of socially responsible TNCs, necessary for making management decisions; 8) the ability to communicate within the framework of social dialogue; 9) preparation of the TNC's corporate social report; 10) skills in the development of employee KPIs taking into account the social responsibility of TNCs.
Required prior and related subjects: -prerequisite: International economics, strategic management -co-requisite: Modern theories of global economic development, Global problems and challenges of economical developing
Summary of the subject: According to the results of the study, the student of higher education will be familiar with the evolution of social responsibility, its categorical apparatus, classification of forms and types; acquire theoretical knowledge about the basic concepts, theories and models of social responsibility of transnational corporations; will acquire practical skills in researching the essence of social responsibility as a component of the TNC's management strategy, forming science-based business relations with external organizations on the basis of social responsibility; construction of models for evaluating the effectiveness of social responsibility of TNCs and communication systems for corporate social responsibility.
Опис: Social responsibility as a factor of sustainable development. TNC as a subject of international business. TNC as a result of firm internationalisation. Organisational and economic aspects of CSR management in TNC. Forming and realisation of TNC strategies. Economic bases of TNC activity. Relationships building between employers and employees based on concepts of social responsibility. Forming TNC’s relationships with external organisations on concepts of social responsibility. Ecological component of TNC social responsibility. Corporative social responsibility monitoring. Evaluating of TNC social responsibility efficiency.
Assessment methods and criteria: Current control- workshops, cases analysis, presentations, verbal questioning, a final test (100%).
Критерії оцінювання результатів навчання: Work at the virtual learning environment - 10 points; Presentations – 30 points (5 points for each); Oral survey and performance of situational exercises and tasks - 10 points; Final control survey - 10 points; Control testing - 40 points.
Порядок та критерії виставляння балів та оцінок: 100–88 points – (“excellent”) is awarded for a high level of knowledge (some inaccuracies are allowed) of the educational material of the component contained in the main and additional recommended literary sources, the ability to analyze the phenomena being studied in their interrelationship and development, clearly, succinctly, logically, consistently answer the questions, the ability to apply theoretical provisions when solving practical problems; 87–71 points – (“good”) is awarded for a generally correct understanding of the educational material of the component, including calculations, reasoned answers to the questions posed, which, however, contain certain (insignificant) shortcomings, for the ability to apply theoretical provisions when solving practical tasks; 70 – 50 points – (“satisfactory”) awarded for weak knowledge of the component’s educational material, inaccurate or poorly reasoned answers, with a violation of the sequence of presentation, for weak application of theoretical provisions when solving practical problems; 49-26 points - ("not certified" with the possibility of retaking the semester control) is awarded for ignorance of a significant part of the educational material of the component, significant errors in answering questions, inability to apply theoretical provisions when solving practical problems; 25-00 points - ("unsatisfactory" with mandatory re-study) is awarded for ignorance of a significant part of the educational material of the component, significant errors in answering questions, inability to navigate when solving practical problems, ignorance of the main fundamental provisions.
Recommended books: 1. Соціальна відповідальність: навч. посібник / О.Є.Кузьмін, О.В.Пирог, Л.І.Чернобай, С.Б.Романишин, Н.О.Вацик. - Львів: Видавництво Львівської політехніки, 2016. – 328с. 2. Інформаційний ресурс у ВНС Львівської політехніки з дисципліни «Соціальна відповідальність» / О.В.Пирог, Л.І.Чернобай, С.Б.Романишин. – Львів: №01268. – Е41-236-446/2015 від 26.08.2015р. – 381с. 3. Мельник Л.Г. и др. Социально-экомический потенциал устойчивого развития / под. ред. проф. Л.Г.Мельника (Украина) и проф. Л.Хенса (Бельгия) – Сумы: ИТД «Университетская книга», 2007. – 1120с. 4. Саприкіна М.А. та ін. Корпоративна соціальна відповідальність: моделі та управлінська практика: підручник / М.А.Саприкіна, О.Ляшенко, М.А.Саєнсус, Г.А.Місько, А.Г Зінченко (за науковою редакцією д.е.н., проф., засл. діяча науки і техніки України Редькіна О.С.) – К.: ТОВ «Фарбований лис», 2011. – 480с. 5. Соціальна відповідальність: теорія і практика розвитку: монографія / [А.М. Колот, О.А. Грішнова та ін.] ; за наук. ред. д-ра екон. наук, проф. А.М. Колота. – К.: КНЕУ, 2012. – 501с. 6. Leipziger, D. (2017) The corporate responsibility code book. Routledge. 7. Crane, A., McWilliams, A., Matten, D., Moon, J., & Siegel, D. S. (Eds.). (2008) The Oxford handbook of corporate social responsibility. Oxford University Press on Demand. 8. Idowu, S. O., & Louche, C. (2011) Theory and practice of corporate social responsibility (p. 284). Berlin: Springer. 9. Werther Jr, W. B., & Chandler, D. (2010) Strategic corporate social responsibility: Stakeholders in a global environment. Sage. 10. Honke, J. (2013) Transnational companies and security governance: Hybrid practices in a postcolonial world. Routledge.
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