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Analyze the four levels depicted in the pyramid of social responsibility.

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The four levels depicted in the pyramid of social responsibility are economic, legal, ethical and philanthropic. The base layer is economic. This is the obligation to provide stakeholders with returns on their investments. This includes being profitable, by increasing sales and lowering costs, and paying attention to return on investment. The next level is legal. It is the company's obligation to obey ...

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1. Define the terms ethics and social responsibility. What does being ethical and socially responsible mean for the organization?
2. Discuss whether a company should put ethics and social responsibility ahead of profit making. Why or why not? Provide examples and research evidence to support your answer with examples from an Australian company.

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