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El-Bassiouny, Noha – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2012
The Business and Society Research Cluster (BSRC) at the German University in Cairo, the El-Khazindar Business Research and Case Center at the American University in Cairo and Misr El-Kheir (MEK) Foundation, Egypt, hosted the region's first sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) case studies conference, entitled "Toward a…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Private Sector
Kimball, Michael J.; Thomas, David F. – Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 2012
Place-building theory, originally developed to assess corporate social responsibility, explains to what degree an organization values and invests in its geographical and social location. Different lines of inquiry--descriptive, evaluative, and prescriptive--elucidate how the organization values place, which in turn suggests its type, its…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Universities, Social Responsibility, Social Theories
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Social Education, 2009
Many workers are employees of companies. These workers agree to do what the companies' owners tell them to do. In return, the companies pay the employees a wage or salary. This relationship, or contract, is an example of a principal-agent agreement: The company is the principal and the worker is the agent. The principal-agent agreement is the most…
Descriptors: Employer Employee Relationship, Employees, Business, Role
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Stubbs, Wendy; Schapper, Jan – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report on efforts to develop two stand-alone subjects on sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) in a mainstream business curriculum at Monash University, Australia. Design/methodology/approach: This paper presents details on the educational rationale and design of the two subjects in…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Design, Foreign Countries, Social Responsibility
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Hodgkins, Andrew – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2010
This paper examines involvement of education-business "partnerships" presently occurring in the province of Alberta, Canada. Specific attention is paid to the promotion and sponsorship by oil multinational corporations (MNCs) of corporate propaganda masquerading as energy and environmental literacy programs targeted for the K-12 school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, School Business Relationship, Fuels
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Toiviainen, Hanna; Lallimo, Jiri; Hong, Jianzhong – Journal of Workplace Learning, 2012
Purpose: This article aims to analyze emergent learning practices for globalizing work through two research questions: "What are the conceptualizations of work represented by the Virtual Factory and how do they mediate globalizing work?" and "What is the potential of expansive learning efforts to expand conceptualizations towards…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Workplace Learning, Learning Theories, Social Responsibility
van Fleet, Justin W. – Brookings Institution, 2011
Major actors in the global education community are emerging with new education strategies, including the World Bank, U.S. Agency for International Development and U.K. Department for International Development. These strategies attempt to identify game-changing policies to make strides in global education in anticipation of the Millennium…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Global Education, Donors, Program Effectiveness
Williams, Gloria S. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Mergers and acquisitions have historically experienced failure rates from 50% to more than 80%. Successful integration of information technology (IT) systems can be the difference between postmerger success or failure. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore the entropy phenomenon during postmerger IT integration. To that end, a…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Technology Integration, Information Technology, Manufacturing Industry
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Manteaw, Bob Offei – Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 2008
This paper foregrounds education for sustainable development (ESD) and corporate social responsibility (CSR) as emergent discourses that need conscious efforts to align their ideals. While it explores the capacity of ESD to make significant contribution towards educational thinking and practice, it does so recognising that current neoliberalists'…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Social Responsibility, Sustainable Development, Corporations
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Gebbels, Susan; Evans, Stewart M.; Delany, Jane E. – Journal of Biological Education, 2011
A partnership was formed between King Edward VI School Morpeth (UK) and the pharmaceutical company Merck, Sharp and Dohme within the programme of "Joint Responsibility" operated by the Dove Marine Laboratory (Newcastle University, UK). Pupils surveyed an ecologically important coastal area in northeast England and made 15 recommendations…
Descriptors: Employees, Student Attitudes, Industry, Foreign Countries
Lamb, Penny – Adults Learning, 2010
Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, has said his three priorities in office will be "localism, localism and localism". What does localism mean for local democracy and, with swingeing funding cuts in the offing, what can one do to ensure the relevance of adult learning to the localism agenda is…
Descriptors: Democracy, Labor Market, Adult Learning, Local Government
Universities UK, 2010
This policy briefing aims to demonstrate that universities are key organisations in international development. Universities are involved in a wide range of international development activities, including collaborative research projects, developing entrepreneurial and employability skills and the evaluation of non-governmental organisation (NGO)…
Descriptors: Criticism, Social Responsibility, Nongovernmental Organizations, International Cooperation
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Brookfield, Stephen D.; Kalliath, Thomas; Laiken, Marilyn – Journal of Management Education, 2006
Stephen Brookfield has written and edited 10 books on adult learning, teaching, and critical thinking. He is a recipient of a number of awards, including the World Award for Literature in Adult Education (in 1986, 1989, 1996, and 2005), the Imogene Okes Award for Outstanding Research in Adult Education (in 1986), and the Leadership Award from the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning, Social Responsibility
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Mattera, Marina; Moreno-Melgarejo, Alberto – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2012
The hospitality industry serves millions of people globally and is a multibillion-dollar industry with a significant growth expectation in the upcoming years. The Spanish tourism industry is one of the most developed sectors of the nation, being one of the main contributors to the country's GDP. On a world wide scale, and specifically in the…
Descriptors: Social Responsibility, Hospitality Occupations, Best Practices, Foreign Countries
Marmolejo, Francisco – Online Submission, 2006
In today's world, higher education faces important opportunities and challenges, many of which are new and unexpected. The increased complexity of higher education institutions themselves is reflected in the expansion of their roles and responsibilities. These roles and responsibilities include: greater demands for regional engagement and other…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Social Responsibility, Ethics, Higher Education
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