Business and Society. The Ethics of Business and Corporate Social Responsibility. How Are Business and Society Related?. Do organizations have morality? Yes: Economic forces are insufficient to hold organization together (Wieland)
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Business and Society
The Ethics of Business
Corporate Social Responsibility
Philanthropic Responsibilities: Be a good corporate citizen. Contribute resources to the community; improve quality of life.
Ethical Responsibilities: Be ethical. Obligation to do what is right, just and fair. Avoid harm.
Legal Responsibilities: Obey the law. Law is society's codification of right and wrong. Play by the rules of the game.
Economic Responsibilities: Be profitable. The foundation upon which all others rest.
Mill employees, Georgia *
* photo from about 1900, but similar to sketches from early 1800’s
“Mrs. Battaglia, Tessie (age - 12 years), Tony (age - 7 years), 170 Mulberry St. Rear house, 5th floor. Garment workers. Husband crippled by a fall, tends to basement. Mrs. Battaglia works in shop except Saturdays, when the children sew with her at home. Get 2 or 3 cents a pair finishing men's pants. Said they earn $1 to $1.50 on Saturday. Father disabled and can earn very little. New York, 01/25/1908”
“Welch Mining Co., Welch, W. Va. Boy running "trip rope" at tipple. Overgrown, but looked 13 years old. Works 10 hours a day. Welch, W. Va. , 09/1908”