Assignment: Corporate Social Responsibility and the Value Chain
The purpose of the Unit 3 Assignment is to demonstrate a graduate level understanding of the impact of corporate social responsibility on the management of a firm’s value chain.
Use the APA formatted Microsoft Word document template in Course Documents titled “Unit 3 Assignment Corporate Social Responsibility” as the starting point. Download the template and save it as your own document, for example, YourNameUnit3GB570.docx.
Write an APA formatted 4–6-page paper, exclusive of the Title and References pages.
In your paper, address the following requirements using the directions included within the Assessment template.
Part One: Use the third person perspective.
Make a compelling argument as to why the inclusion of policies of corporate social responsibility enhance the ability of a firm to effectively manage a value chain and the achievement of competitive advantage.
Choose and analyze two examples of companies that have been successful in this integration.
Choose and analyze two examples of companies that have not been successful in this integration and identify what the companies should have done in their value chains proactively to protect their value chains.
Support your response’s content with at least three applied and cited references. Accepted resources are: Library article(s), the textbook, and the chosen example companies’ websites. No other internet references are acceptable for the Unit 3 Assignment. Apply and cite no more than one referenced sentence per paragraph. Not every paragraph requires use of a reference; originality is appreciated. Use APA in-text citations within the response and list the applied reference(s) at the end of the response using APA formatting. APA formatting resources are available in the Writing Center in the “Research, Citation, and Plagiarism” area or in the Academic Tools area titled, “APA Style Central.”
Include a conclusion summarizing the paper’s content without introducing any new information.
Part Two: Use the first person perspective.
Write a paragraph explaining your own critical thinking process that you used to complete Part One of the Assignment.