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Running head: COMPARATIVE BUSINESS ETHICS & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY1Comparative Business Ethics & Social ResponsibilityStudent’s NameInstitutional Affiliation
Comparative Business Ethics & Social Responsibility2Short Introduction and ConclusionBusiness ethics explores the fundamental ethical issues faced by businesses that involvetrust and integrity. For instance, if the customers perceive that an organization is portrayingprogressive commitment to ensure ethical business practices, then high trust levels are developedbetween the customers and the business. Ethical issues are challenges that need an organizationor an individual to make choices between alternatives which must be examined as ethical orunethical (Johnson, Sutton & Theis, 2018). Therefore, business ethics is a field that studiesappropriate business practices as well as policies which base on controversial issues whichinclude corporate governance, discrimination, fiduciary responsibilities, insider trading bribery,leadership, corporate social responsibility, and others. For this paper, an article is selected whichexplores the issue of corporate social responsibility in business ethics. This article was written byHalme, Rintamäki, Knudsen, Lankoski & Kuisma, (2018) was published on 26th March 2018hence it explains clearly about the issue of corporate social responsibility. The article outlinesthat there exist two pathways of corporate social responsibility which improves environmentalperformance. Generally, the article’s research has a direct impact on the firms, sustainabilityrating agencies, government regulators, as well as NGO’s. All these organizations seek to evadedecoupling while they seek to ensure that sustainability improvements are achieved through CSR(Aguinis & Glavas, 2012). To conclude, this article creates a room for other philosophers toexpand more on a research that focuses on sustainability performance. New practices andpolicies should be employed to measure the performance of CSR in the organizationalenvironment.Significant Arguments in the Article
Comparative Business Ethics & Social Responsibility3There are significant arguments in the article as discussed in this paper regardingcorporate social responsibility. In evaluating the background and history of the article, it exploresa business case which concerns corporate social responsibility, (CSR) which attracts a lot ofattention for some time. In simple words, this article evaluates if the CSR has a real impact onthe achievements in the social and environmental performance of institutions. Halme et al, 2018advances the corporate sustainability theory by evaluating a theoretical paradigm based on thelinkage between operative CSR management and strategic institutional pressures which prevail.Therefore, this article connects to the existing literature in various ways. To start with, the workadvances the CSR or organizational sustainability literature as CSR is required to achieve aperformance sustainability in every organization (Mansouri, Singh & Khan, 2018). The findingsin the article suggest that no assumptions should be made that the social and environmentalachievements do not just result from the CSR activities. Moreover, the article shows that theresults of CSR performance were not equal across all organizations in regard to the social andenvironmental domains. Second, Halme et al, 2018 contributes to the literature by elaborating atheory which identifies techniques of decoupling which may result in various CSR managementstages, generally, decoupling is only understood through policy practice where symbolic actionsare done by organizations to please the stakeholders and ensure implementation of variouschanges in business activities. Finally, Halme et al, 2018 contributes to the literature byrecognizing the exogenous and endogenous pathways of CSR towards social and environmentalperformance.The findings in the article argue that the practices and structures are vital, in simplewords they are symbiotic complements. This argument implies that the structures and practicessupport each other in acquiring achievements in the case of environmental performance of an
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