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Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

The Ethical Corporation

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and NPTEL via Swayam

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This is a foundational course to enable to learners understand that ‘business as usual’ is no longer a viable option in the global business scenario. What is required instead is ‘Ethical Corporation’. This course will help to learn how to take a purposeful business to the next level by infusing ethical considerations in the various functional areas of business. This course will use leading current paradigms in current business scenario, and the established traditions of ethical theories to drive the discussion why being an ethical corporation is of paramount importance today.
Course Objectives:
• To enable the students as future business employees, entrepreneurs, and also as citizens to understand the what, why, and the how of an ethical corporation• To garner knowledge about the ethical principles which can effectively guide business actions and decisions• To learn how to manage ethics in the organization formally and informally, how to pre-empt financial and social risks• To train on how business ethics can strategically create a brand differentiating edge for a business
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Management, Humanities and Social Science, Entrepreurship, Students from any discipline with interest in contemporary ways of doing business, business professionals, HR Professionals,Business consultancy professionalsPREREQUISITES: NilINDUSTRY SUPPORT: Tata Group, Wipro Group, Tech Mahindra, ITC Group, Infosys, etc



Week 1: Ethical corporation: What, why, and how?Week 2: Action guidance: Principles of Normative Ethical theories. Foundations of new global paradigms, citizenship culture, stakeholder engagementWeek 3: Managing ethics within the corporation : Formally and InformallyWeek 4: Virtue of trustworthiness : Corporate GovernanceWeek 5: Investing in human relationships: EmployeesWeek 6: The responsible corporation: Natural Environment Week 7: The involved, conversational corporation: Consumers and larger societyWeek 8: Ethical Competition, and keeping Supply Chain clean and clear

Taught by

Prof Chhanda Chakraborti


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