what is the primary purpose of a for-profit corporation?
Review this article on Corporate Social Responsibility: Freeman, R.E. & J. Liedtke (1991) Corporate Social Responsibility: A Critical Approach. Business Horizons. Jul/Aug91, Vol. 34 Issue 4.
It is tempting to praise the benefits of CSR. After-all, who wouldn’t want to help the community or environment? However, what is the primary purpose of a for-profit corporation?
Using the concepts learned in the required readings, discuss whether a company should attempt to solve the world’s problems, while at the same time working towards a profit for the shareholders.
Outside research may be required to thoroughly answer questions posed.