Evaluate Cohen's (2009) article on social responsibility. Consider how his perspective aligns with those of classic management experts Drucker and Friedman. The task is to respond to the following prompts in a paper:
• Define the concept of social responsibility.
• What does Cohen feel is the social responsibility of a business to its workers, stakeholders, and society as a whole?
• How does this perspective align with that of Drucker?
• How does Cohen's opinion compare with that of Friedman?
• Which aligns best with the current business climate promoting a 'green environment'? Why?
Support your paper with a minimum of five (5)scholarly resources in addition to required resources.
Cohen and Drucker on Social Responsibility
Earlier social issues were considered to be responsibility of government. However given the complex society of organizations we live in it becomes essential that professionals who manage these organizations take responsibility for common good. A corporation as a social institution has social responsibilities which means that every organization must assume full responsibility for its impact on employees, environment, customers, suppliers, and others with whom there is a touch base. This is called social responsibility.
Cohen's view on social responsibility of a business to its workers, stakeholders, and society as a whole
An organization cannot operate in a society that is not supportive. Therefore it is in best interest of the organization to operate in a healthy society. In their role as leaders they have to subordinate their own individual behaviors and individual conscience to the demands of social responsibility. Businesses social responsibility towards its employees starts with building lasting relationships with them. In order to realize their potential employees should be trained and empowered to make their own ...
Cohen and Ducker's views on social responsibility are determined.