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    Assignment 1: Social Performance of Organizations

    Due Week 4 and worth 240 points


    According to the textbook, the current world economy is increasingly becoming integrated and interdependent; as a result, the relationship between business and society is becoming more complex. Use the Internet to research one (1) of the following organizations:

    • De Beers Diamond Company 
    • National Football League (NFL) 
    • British Petroleum (BP)
    • National Rifle Association (NRA)

    Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

    1. Specify the nature, structure, types of products or service of your chosen organization, and two (2) key factors in the organization’s external environment that can affect its success. Provide explanation to support the rationale.  
    2. Examine three (3) salient stakeholders of the chosen organization based on their key roles and relationships with the company.
    3. Suggest five (5) ways in which the primary stakeholders can influence the organization’s financial performance. Provide support for the response.
    4. Specify one (1) controversial corporate social responsibility concern associated with your selected organization. 
    5. Assuming you are the leader of the most influential stakeholder group, outline a plan to form a stakeholder coalition to force the organization to address your chosen controversial issue. The plan should include the key steps that you would take to identify members for your coalition group, the major reasons why you believe that the particular target group can help you to accomplish your goal, and the method you would utilize to foster collaboration among the various groups you target. 
    6. Assume the role as the leader of the most influential stakeholder group, and indicate three (3) potential challenges that you may face in encouraging stakeholders to form a coalition to help you achieve your goals. Suggest the significant steps that you would take in order to overcome these challenges that you have identified. Justify the response.
    7. Use at least four (4) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

    Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

    • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
    • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

    The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

    • Analyze the relationship between business and society, and the ways in which they are part of an interactive system.
    • Recommend ways stakeholders can influence the destiny of both business and society.
    • Analyze the various primary and secondary stakeholder groups, their roles, and relationships.
    • Analyze the multiple environments of an organization.
    • Compare and contrast the concepts of corporate social responsibility, citizenship, and global citizenship.
    • Analyze ways ethical challenges affect the multiple functions of business.
    • Use technology and information resources to research issues in business and society.
    • Write clearly and concisely about business and society using proper writing mechanics.

    Click hereto view the grading rubric for this assignment.

    Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.


    Points: 240

    Assignment 1: Social Performance of Organizations

    Criteria

     

    Unacceptable

    Below 60% F

    Meets Minimum Expectations

    60-69% D

     

    Fair

    70-79% C

     

    Proficient

    80-89% B

     

    Exemplary

    90-100% A

    1. Specify the nature, structure, types of products or service of your chosen organization, and two (2) key factors in the organization’s external environment that can affect its success. Provide explanation to support the rationale.

    Weight: 10%

    Did not submit or incompletely specified the nature, structure, types of products or service of your chosen organization, and two (2) key factors in the organization’s external environment that can affect its success. Did not submit or incompletely provided explanation to support the rationale.

    Insufficiently specified the nature, structure, types of products or service of your chosen organization, and two (2) key factors in the organization’s external environment that can affect its success. Insufficiently provided explanation to support the rationale.

    Partially specified the nature, structure, types of products or service of your chosen organization, and two (2) key factors in the organization’s external environment that can affect its success. Partially provided explanation to support the rationale.

    Satisfactorily specified the nature, structure, types of products or service of your chosen organization, and two (2) key factors in the organization’s external environment that can affect its success. Satisfactorily provided explanation to support the rationale.

    Thoroughly specified the nature, structure, types of products or service of your chosen organization, and two (2) key factors in the organization’s external environment that can affect its success. Thoroughly provided explanation to support the rationale.

    2. Examine three (3) salient stakeholders of the chosen organization based on their key roles and relationships with the company.

    Weight: 15%

    Did not submit or incompletely examined three (3) salient stakeholders of the chosen organization based on their key roles and relationships with the company.

    Insufficiently examined three (3) salient stakeholders of the chosen organization based on their key roles and relationships with the company.

    Partially examined three (3) salient stakeholders of the chosen organization based on their key roles and relationships with the company.

    Satisfactorily examined three (3) salient stakeholders of the chosen organization based on their key roles and relationships with the company.

    Thoroughly examined three (3) salient stakeholders of the chosen organization based on their key roles and relationships with the company.

    3. Suggest five (5) ways in which the primary stakeholders can influence the organization’s financial performance. Provide support for the response.

    Weight: 15%

    Did not submit or incompletely suggested five (5) ways in which the primary stakeholders can influence the organization’s financial performance. Did not submit or incompletely provided support for the response.

    Insufficiently incompletely suggested five (5) ways in which the primary stakeholders can influence the organization’s financial performance. Insufficiently provided support for the response.

    Partially incompletely suggested five (5) ways in which the primary stakeholders can influence the organization’s financial performance. Partially provided support for the response.

    Satisfactorily incompletely suggested five (5) ways in which the primary stakeholders can influence the organization’s financial performance. Satisfactorily provided support for the response.

    Thoroughly incompletely suggested five (5) ways in which the primary stakeholders can influence the organization’s financial performance. Thoroughly provided support for the response.

    4. Specify one (1) controversial corporate social responsibility concern associated with your selected organization.

    Weight: 5%

    Did not submit or incompletely specified one (1) controversial corporate social responsibility concern associated with your selected organization.

    Insufficiently specified one (1) controversial corporate social responsibility concern associated with your selected organization.

    Partially specified one (1) controversial corporate social responsibility concern associated with your selected organization.

    Satisfactorily specified one (1) controversial corporate social responsibility concern associated with your selected organization.

    Thoroughly specified one (1) controversial corporate social responsibility concern associated with your selected organization.

    5. Assuming you are the leader of the most influential stakeholder group, outline a plan to form a stakeholder coalition to force the organization to address your chosen controversial issue. The plan should include the key steps that you would take to identify members for your coalition group, the major reasons why you believe that the particular target group can help you to accomplish your goal, and the method you would utilize to foster collaboration among the various groups you target.

    Weight: 15%

    Did not submit or incompletely outlined a plan to form a stakeholder coalition to force the organization to address your chosen controversial issue. Did not submit or incompletely included the key steps that you would take to identify members for your coalition group, the major reasons why you believe that the particular target group can help you to accomplish your goal, and the method you would utilize to foster collaboration among the various groups you target.

    Insufficiently outlined a plan to form a stakeholder coalition to force the organization to address your chosen controversial issue. Insufficiently included the key steps that you would take to identify members for your coalition group, the major reasons why you believe that the particular target group can help you to accomplish your goal, and the method you would utilize to foster collaboration among the various groups you target.

    Partially outlined a plan to form a stakeholder coalition to force the organization to address your chosen controversial issue. Partially included the key steps that you would take to identify members for your coalition group, the major reasons why you believe that the particular target group can help you to accomplish your goal, and the method you would utilize to foster collaboration among the various groups you target.

    Satisfactorily outlined a plan to form a stakeholder coalition to force the organization to address your chosen controversial issue. Satisfactorily included the key steps that you would take to identify members for your coalition group, the major reasons why you believe that the particular target group can help you to accomplish your goal, and the method you would utilize to foster collaboration among the various groups you target.

    Thoroughly outlined a plan to form a stakeholder coalition to force the organization to address your chosen controversial issue. Thoroughly included the key steps that you would take to identify members for your coalition group, the major reasons why you believe that the particular target group can help you to accomplish your goal, and the method you would utilize to foster collaboration among the various groups you target.

    6. Assume the role as the leader of the most influential stakeholder group, and indicate three (3) potential challenges that you may face in encouraging stakeholders to form a coalition to help you achieve your goals.  Suggest the significant steps that you would take in order to overcome these challenges that you have identified. Justify the response.

    Weight: 15%

    Did not submit or incompletely indicated three (3) potential challenges that you may face in encouraging stakeholders to form a coalition to help you achieve your goals. Did not submit or incompletely suggested the significant steps that you would take in order to overcome these challenges that you have identified. Did not submit or incompletely justified the response.

    Insufficiently indicated three (3) potential challenges that you may face in encouraging stakeholders to form a coalition to help you achieve your goals.  Insufficiently suggested the significant steps that you would take in order to overcome these challenges that you have identified. Insufficiently justified the response.

    Partially indicated three (3) potential challenges that you may face in encouraging stakeholders to form a coalition to help you achieve your goals.  Partially suggested the significant steps that you would take in order to overcome these challenges that you have identified. Partially justified the response.

    Satisfactorily indicated three (3) potential challenges that you may face in encouraging stakeholders to form a coalition to help you achieve your goals.  Satisfactorily suggested the significant steps that you would take in order to overcome these challenges that you have identified. Satisfactorily justified the response.

    Thoroughly indicated three (3) potential challenges that you may face in encouraging stakeholders to form a coalition to help you achieve your goals.  Thoroughly suggested the significant steps that you would take in order to overcome these challenges that you have identified. Thoroughly justified the response.

    7. 4 references

    Weight: 5%

    No references provided

    Does not meet the required number of references, and / or references are of poor quality.

    Meets the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices.

    Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.

    Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.

    8. Writing Mechanics, Grammar, and Formatting

    Weight: 5%

    Serious and persistent errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.

    Numerous errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

    Partially free of errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.

    Mostly free of errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.

    Error free or almost error free grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.

    9. Appropriate use of APA in-text citations and  reference

    Weight: 5%

    Lack of in-text citations and / or lack of reference section.

    In-text citations and references are given, but not in APA format.

    In-text citations and references are provided, but they are only partially formatted correctly in APA style.

    Most in-text citations and references are provided, and they are generally formatted correctly in APA style.

    In-text citations and references are error free or almost error free and consistently formatted correctly in APA style.

    10. Information Literacy / Integration of Sources

    Weight: 5%

    Serious errors in the integration of sources, such as intentional or accidental plagiarism, or failure to use in-text citations.

    Sources are rarely integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.

    Sources are partially integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.

     

    Sources are mostly integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.

    Sources are consistently integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.

    11. Clarity and Coherence of Writing

    Weight: 5%

    Information is confusing to the reader and fails to include reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

    Information is somewhat confusing with not enough reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

    Information is partially clear with minimal reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

    Information is mostly clear and generally supported with reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

     

    Information is provided in a clear, coherent, and consistent manner with reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

 

 

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