Watch this with a 10-15 minute audiotrack at http://vimeo.com/novusprogram/lesson17
The goal of this lesson is to provide an overview of business ethics and corporate social responsibility. It defines both topics, then provides examples of how ethical decisions can impact the way a business interacts with its various constituencies. The lesson provides the case for and against corporate social responsibility, the complexities of business ethics, and how cultural standards change what is considered ethical for a business.
The Novus project is a combination of video tutorials designed to be used in conjunction with a free business simulation software program. The Novus Business and IT Program contains 36 business and IT training videos, covering basic finance, accounting, marketing, economics, business strategy, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Users will have an opportunity to apply the lessons in the Novus Business Simulator. Over six rounds, the user or teams will have to make decisions on capital purchases, financing, production, financing, and human resources for a microbrewery. This channel has arranged the 36 video lessons into the order in which they are meant to be used with the simulator. To watch this slideshow as a video, please go to our Vimeo page at: https://vimeo.com/novusprogram. To download our free business simulation software, please go to our SourceForge page at: http://sourceforge.net/projects/novus/.