Relationship between the social responsibility of a corporation and its competitive advantage

Relationship between the social responsibility of a corporation and its competitive advantage

Select any high technology organization and answer the following questions on its basis.

Q1- Analyze your selected company in terms of its technology supporting infrastructure and resource function. What changes would you recommend?

Q2- What strategic decisions and directions at your selected company were key to the company’s success.

Q3- Develop an assessment tool (i.e. checklist) for measuring the technological intensity of your selected enterprise.


Answers to these questions may vary as per the student’s personal understanding and analytical ability.

Facilitators are requested to award marks dynamically as per the students work.

A​‌‍‌‍‌‌‍‌‌‍‌‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌​ssignment Question: Write an argumentative essay, providing arguments for and against, and a justified position (conclusion) in relation to the proposition: Ultimately, quantitative approaches to decision making rely on the perception of an individual. Purpose: The purpose of this assessment is to evaluate students’ skills and abilities to deliver a well-researched argumentative essay*, adopting accepted academic writing style, and fully referenced in accordance with APA 6th edition referencing style. Description: In completing this assessment, students will deliver a well-researched, coherent argumentative essay. To successfully complete this assessment, students must demonstrate skills in research, analysis and synthesis of arguments ar​‌‍‌‍‌‌‍‌‌‍‌‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌​ound decision-making theory. *Note: Argumentative essays aim to convince the reader to accept the author’s position on a particular issue/topic/proposition or question. A fundamental aspect is that there are (at least) two sides to the argument. Both the argument and counter-argument must be evaluated using facts and evidence from relevant external sources. The author’s position and justification must be clear to the reader. Use relevant academic journals and decision making theory please. No regular website sources. Book and journal articles please!! Need the references in-text and a reference list at the end of the document. Please send in a document format that can be edited because i will need to add stuff to it to get the word count ​‌‍‌‍‌‌‍‌‌‍‌‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌​up etc.

  • The Assignment must be submitted on Blackboard (WORD format only) via allocated folder.
  • Assignments submitted through email will not be accepted.
  • Students are advised to make their work clear and well presented, marks may be reduced for poor presentation. This includes filling your information on the cover page.
  • Students must mention question number clearly in their answer.
  • Late submission will NOT be accepted.
  • Avoid plagiarism, the work should be in your own words, copying from students or other resources without proper referencing will result in ZERO marks. No exceptions.
  • All answered must be typed using Times New Roman (size 12, double-spaced) No pictures containing text will be accepted and will be considered plagiarism).
  • Submissions without this cover page will NOT be accepted.


Learning outcomes:


  1. Understand the basic concepts and terminology used in Strategic Management. (Lo 1.2)
  2. 2. Understand the Corporation Social Responsibility (Lo 1.4).
  3. 3. Understand issues related to strategic competitive advantage in organizations (Lo 2.2)

Assignment Questions:                                       (5 Marks)


Question 1. (2 marks)

Discuss the Relationship between the social responsibility of a corporation and its competitive advantage. Enrich your answer by examples. (Max 700 words).

      Your answers should include outside references (other than the slides and textbook) using a proper referencing style (APA). Using references from SDL will be highly valued.

Question 2. (3 marks)

To prepare for this assignment, review Figure 4.3 entitled ‘forces driving industry competition’ from your textbook (Figure 4.2- Ch4- Slide no 18) and the text relative to Porter’s Five Forces of Competition framework. Consider the role of the following key forces of suppliers, substitutes, buyers, and potential entrants.

Select a Middle Eastern company of your choosing and assess the power of each of five forces on that firm:

  1. How powerful are the buyers, suppliers, and substitutes? How formidable are the barriers to entry and how intense is the rivalry among existing firms? (2 marks)
  2. Which of the forces has the biggest impact on the firm? Why? (1 mark)


Assignment Questions:

  1. How to increase the overall company performance through organizational development in the energy company. (Marks 2)
  2. Discuss the approaches and stages of organizational development in the case of Ukrainian energy company? (Marks 2)
  3. Discuss the employee involvement in organizational development? (Marks 1)



Compose a paragraph-length (8-10 sentences) essay that answers the question below. You can choose four questions out of eight questions suggested below. (more precisely, choose one only from the two suggested questions.) You may quote a short phrase, but not a whole sentence from the resources given to you


  1. Choose one of these two questions and provide your answer.


  • Define the concept of social sin suggested by Gregory Baum (as opposed to the concept of individual sin), and also explain his account of four levels of social sin.


  • Succinctly explain how Reinhold Niebuhr describes human “paradoxical condition” and how sin inevitably arises from this condition.


  1. Choose one of these two questions and provide your answer.


  • What is the reason Elizabeth Johnson argues that merely invoking Holy Spirit as “female dimension of God” is insufficient and even pernicious?
    And what is her alternative to this model?


  • Why does Beverly Harrison criticize Mary Daly, although she as a feminist theologian is sympathetic to Daly? What are Harrison’s main worries about Daly’s perspective?


  1. Choose one of these two questions and provide your answer.


  • Succinctly explain how Jurgen Moltmann relates divine suffering in the cross with human sympathy for others’ suffering.


  • What does it mean that God is “God of pathos,” according to Elizabeth Johnson?


  1. Choose one of these two questions and provide your answer.


  • Succinctly explain Karl Rahner’s account of human freedom and personhood.


  • Succinctly explain Rahner’s concept of Vorgriff (pre-apprehension).


D​‌‍‌‍‌‌‍‌‌‍‌‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌​efine the fallacy and explain it thoroughly (taking care to discuss why it’s faulty logic and problematic in an argument) ?Provide several examples of the fallacy. Note: At least one example you provide must be original (i.e., not from the internet). ?Discuss how one might spot, avoid, ​‌‍‌‍‌‌‍‌‌‍‌‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌​and correct the fallacy in their writing (take care to cover all three). In order to achieve these tasks, you will need to do some research. Choose at least two academic reliable sources (your textbook can be one of them), and make sure you cite your sources in-text and with a “Works Cited�​‌‍‌‍‌‌‍‌‌‍‌‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌​� page.

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