Business and Society

ORG20002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online, Sarawak


  • One Semester or equivalent


Contact hours

  • 36 contact hours

Aims and objectives

This unit challenges students to identify and evaluate major socio-economic issues, the role of various stakeholders, and the potential for business solutions that can drive sustainable development and innovation. A major focus is on gaining a critical appreciation of stakeholder theory, and understanding how this theory frames integrative thinking, across disciplines. It will also cover two important areas that stakeholder theory has helped to shape and define: business ethics and corporate social responsibility.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1 Research and demonstrate an awareness of important issues and trends highlighting the business-society interface.
2 Explore the nature of business and economic processes using social analysis and considering the stakeholder perspectives and priorities.
3 Work individually and collaboratively to produce well-reasoned and evidenced arguments that address major societal issues from the perspective of diverse stakeholder interests.
4 Explore and critique contemporary, cross-cultural and cross-functional initiatives.