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Business Social Responsibility:A Review

Introduction

The paper is divided into two parts, first part of the paper is devoted to general description of BSR and its Importance.Another part of the paper is closely related with the main aim of the paper.The main idea is to discover and analyse those factors which have been influencing basic development of organisations today. Presently, there is an increasing concern with the social responsibilities of organisations. This is reflected in part by the extent of government action and legislation on such matters as, for instance, employment protection, equal opportunities, company’s acts, consumer law, product liability and safeguarding the environment (Mullins, 2005). Based on this the social responsibilities of organisations have turned into a legal requirement.

Business Stakeholders

Palmer and Hartley (2002) argue that business organisations should act in a socially responsible manner for two self-evident reasons: one philosophic and the other pragmatic. Philosophically, models of a responsible society require organisations to do their part along with the family and other social institutions (the schools, the religious institutions, etc.). Pragmatically, organisations have to take account of the society’s values, otherwise they will be isolated and therefore their long-term survival will be jeopardised.

Against this backdrop, business organisations have to think of their overall stakeholders, which include:

  1. Customers: The most immediate, influential and targeted stakeholder for any organisation is the customer or the consumer of its goods or services. There is an obvious controversy as to whether the customer is right in the goods and services they choose to buy from a company. It is true that sometimes customers do not recognise the long-term harmful effects of their choices such as in the case of tobacco, milk products for babies and expensive stereo equipment in the cars when safety equipment are relegated to optional extras (Palmer and Hartley, 2002). However, it is equally true that there is no ethical basis to judge whether provision of such goods and services is right or wrong.

Galbraith (1977) says the ‘customer is the king’ is no more than a myth. He maintains that the modern organisation exercises power to the extent of shaping tastes of consumers to its products. But this power is often buried down to leave nobler causes to surface. He likens this myth with the root cause of colonialism. For colonialism, we saw, was possible only because the myth of higher moral purpose regularly concealed the reality of lower economic interests. And the same is equally true with the moral cause of the business organisation.

Mullins (2005) argues that the responsibilities to consumers may be seen as no more than a natural outcome of good business. However, there are broader social responsibilities including:

a)      providing good value for money;

b)      the safety and durability of products/services;

c)      standard of after-sale service;

d)      Long-term satisfaction – serviceability, adequate supply of products/services, and spare parts and replacement parts.

e)      Fair standards of advertising and trading; and

f)        Full and unambiguous information to potential consumers.

  1. Employees: social responsibilities of the firms towards

Benefits of a College Education

Many high school students today are either dropping out of high school or are just not attending college because they do not know the benefits. The benefits of a college education are going to be discussed in this article and you should walk away wanting to go to college.

The biggest reason you should get a college education is because of the money. A college degree has been proven to pay more than those without. A survey was taken in 2003 and it showed that workers who had a bachelor’s degree were getting paid an average of $900 a week and those who graduated high school had an average $554 a week. That means that those with a bachelor’s degree are making $346 more a week than those with only a high school degree, or roughly a 60% jump in the average earning.

For those who are thinking about getting a job that does not require a college education you should find that it will still pay more if you do. Although you could get paid more you will probably find that you do not get many benefits such as health insurance with jobs that do not require a college degree.

The second benefit of a college education is the availability of jobs. Unlike previous generations the jobs being offered to those without a college education or even a high school diploma are dwindling. Jobs such as industrial jobs, trades, and skilled labor used to be prevalent before computer technology. Now jobs require a smaller workforce because of the technology.

The assembly line used to be a major part of why there were so many jobs in the different businesses but now those people are not required as much but rather there is a higher need for people in engineering, business administration, and management, and all those jobs usually require a college degree.

The final benefit of a college education is the types of jobs you will be able to do. There are many advantages for those who have a degree in science, manufacturing, and engineering fields. For example, those who want to work in science can now study highly specialized science degrees that work on environmental science and DNA analytics.

Not only will you be able to do almost any job if you get a college degree but you will also get the opportunity to explore jobs. This is perfect for those who do not know what they want to do for a career.

These are just some of the benefits of a college education and should be considered when you think about going to college.…

Impact of Media on Learning

Abstract

Media has opened new dimensions in learning. Now education is no longer a constraint for anyone. Media has brought education to the doorstep of each and every individual. All forms of media- the newspaper, radio, television and the internet are equally important in imparting education. As the technology is progressing, the different educational modules are being channeled through certain community access centers like community radio system, televisions, internet, community multi-media centers etc. Media literacy or education does not only mean to be entertained by media but to learn something from it. As a major part of the learning process is concentrated on children, media plays a significant role to satisfy their intellectual curiosity. Children often learn important things through the media, which change their perspective to life. Moreover, radio has now started to enter into the educational sector commonly known as Community Radio System, which indirectly forms the part of e-learning process. Computer-based education has transformed the traditional offerings of distance learning. This medium of education converts the traditional static resources into interactive and interesting online modules for the learners. The primary motive of the Interactive Learning Modules is to create modular interactive learning materials for the development of education and to demonstrate their effectiveness in university curricula as well as industrial training programs. Interactive Learning Modules, which is another form of media, serves the purpose of both the technical and management corporate trainee people along with the people with learning disabilities. The main aim of this article is to focus on the positive effects of media on learning and how different forms of media have contributed to the development of mankind.

Media and learning: New dimensions
Author: Bipasha Chowdhury
Introduction:

Media is everywhere; it has become a part of our daily life. The media plays a dominant role in the learning process. Its impact is vast in shaping the life of an individual. Media has the potential to shape personalities, change the way we perceive and understand the world and our immediate reality. Though we know that all good things have both good and bad effects, likewise, media too have some positive and negative effects. Moreover, we have seen that a large number of people depend on the internet to collect information, read news, listen to music and download movies, play games and also for work. Newspaper, Radio, Television and the internet- all form part of the media and are important in imparting education. Media offers culture, sports, information, entertainment, current affairs and education. Sometimes the impact of media is very high. For example, children love to watch the superheroes and sometimes try to copy their actions while playing. On the other hand, the impact may not be so vast or immediate. It happens gradually as children see and hear certain messages repeatedly. Some of the devastating advertisements include: Fighting and unnecessary quarrel, cigarettes and alcohol being shown as the symbol of heroism, style and attractive, but not deadly and unhealthy. Moreover, violation of laws is shown …

What type of profession will I have With an Online Education Degree?

While an education degree is valuable in traditional areas such as elementary, middle and high schools, you can also take a job in other areas with an online education degrees. People with an education degree work in many different places, like colleges and universities, libraries and hospitals.

Online education degrees provide the knowledge and training for all teachers need to make a positive contribution to the organizations for which they work. Remember that there is a broad overview and that a master’s degree as a master’s degree in special education, goes more in-depth.

Each year, more than one million students are the workforce. This means that every single person looking for a job is very competitive with other graduates faces. People who have their online education degree the competitive advantage over people who do not have an education degree. They received the training needed to meet the expectations of employers: They have a sound knowledge of educational concepts.

Educational Level, you will prepare for entry-level career in education, such as elementary, middle or high school teaching positions. If you are already in the workforce, then an education degree, you can advance your career. If you are thinking about a career change, then you get your online education with the degree can also help.

People with online education degrees have jobs in many different areas. The need for qualified teachers is growing, and schools all over the world, it tears as fast as they can. When you get to have a passion for helping people, then you will find a job with a degree in education.

Some examples of employers, people with their online education degrees include rent:

* Elementary, Middle and High Schools
* Colleges and Universities
* Churches
* Consulting Firms
* Day Care Centers
* Prisons
* Hospitals
* Libraries
* Non-Profit Organizations
* Kindergarten

You are probably wondering, "what are some of the specific jobs people with online education degree?" In reality, there are too many to mention, but a few examples:

* Child Care Administrator
* Elementary School Teacher
* Athletic Coach
* Teacher’s Assistant
* Professional Tutor
* Corporate Trainer
* Middle School Teacher
* Preschool Teacher
* Special Education Teacher
* Preschool Teacher

Many people the opportunity to continue to graduate school. To pursue a career in management in an educational environment that have a master’s degree is a must. Some graduates to graduate school right after receiving their education degrees, but much more to decide, first for a few years of work. In any case, you get your master’s degree in education is a good way to ensure a long and lucrative career.

Some jobs that people are keeping up with a master’s degree in education:

* Principal
* School Administrator
* School Superintendent
* The Guidance Counselor
* Speech and Language Pathologist
* Vice-Principal
* Curriculum Director
* After-School Program Director
* Education Writer
* Reading Specialist

As with most other areas of competition, it helps to have real world experience …

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California is one of the major centers for imparting knowledge to medical students, medical research departments and also provides great patient care. This medical university is extended over 30.8 acres in the downtown of Los Angeles , California . Keck has become one of the largest teaching universities in medical courses in US.

Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California offers students a medical and biomedical learning program complemented by a dynamic campus and enriched environment in Los Angeles . Along with studies, the students are offered various opportunities for growth: like – the students can participate with research centers, take care of the patients, perform some community services and work towards improvement of various services provided to the students pursuing post graduation and biomedical studies.

Admission procedure

The admission procedure is different for different medical programs running in the university. There are different criteria for different programs. For M.D training programs, there are different application forms and for graduate courses (more than 17 in number); there is a different way to enroll. Other students from the medical courses can easily apply to Keck School of medical for clerkships and participation in various curriculum offered by the university. Thus, by following the necessary link to your related courses, you can get all the details and application forms suiting your needs.

Financial facilities

With the rising rates of education, especially in medical schools, it is becoming increasingly difficult for students to opt for medical courses and hence the medical profession. Keck ensures that all the eligible students get the financial resources for meeting their financial expenses for higher education in the university campus. Different kinds of financial assistance like scholarships, assistantships, fellowships and various forms of required education loan are offered by the University.

Various supportive facilities for the students

Along with imparting education, University of Southern California upgrades the enhances the student’s career thorough various supportive facilities like placement centers, counseling services, disability services and programs, financial aid, parking and transportation facilities and many others. Along with all providing all of the above, it also stands ahead by having a provision of the supportive centers for men and women, office of diversity and office of disabled issues. All these provide moral support to the students at the Medical University .

With its diverse medical learning programs and welfare facilities, the University of Southern California ranks 25 th (as rated by the federal research support) in U.S medical schools.…

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