Corporate social responsibility

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1. Why have outsourcing initiatives become a key element in shaping functional tactics for today's global companies? As a team, choose a Fortune 1,000 company that has adopted the use of outsourcing and has done so successfully. Work with your assigned teammates in the Team Discussion Area to create a collaborative post in this Discussion Board addressing the outsourcing question per your team's company of choice. Support your finding through proper citation.

2. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is an "idea that business has [as] a duty to serve in general as well as the financial interest of stockholders." Do you believe society's expectations for CSR will change in the next decade? Please explain.

3. Retail companies like Walmart are heavy users of strategic control systems. Think about how it utilizes RFID technology to track products from inventory to the market shelves. Discuss how Walmart relies upon strategic surveillance, special alert control, and implementation control. What improvements might you suggest to the company's COO relative to strategic control and why?

4. In preparation for this week's Discussion, your ethical principles will be tested with a short case study where Duke's Fuqua School of Business was under scrutiny in the manner it addressed the ten percent of MBA Program learners of cheating on a take home test. Another college from New Jersey had a similar incident with its Chinese-based MBA Program learners for plagiarism. Read the Test Your Principles, Exhibit 12.3, page 361, article in your text and respond to the following questions:

a) If you were asked to serve as an Ethics Review Arbitrator, what decision would you have rendered in support of the Duke University MBA Program learners' issue? The Centenary College Chinese MBA Program

b) In support of your ruling as Ethics Review Arbitrator, explain your key reasons for your decision.

5. What is intrapreneurship and how is it best enabled?

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