Details for John Molson School of Business

Participant Status


Type of Organization

Business School

Type of Education

Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Doctoral, Executive

Institution is part of

Concordia University


Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Sign Up Date to PRME

01 Apr 2008

Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission

04 Jun 2018

Sharing Information on Progress (2017)

John Molson School of Business, Concordi University, Montreal - View Report

Period Covered: Jan 2016 to Jan 2018

A report on sustainability, corporate responsibility, CSR innitiatives at the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Montreal

Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

The following is required for the BComm with a major in Management.

Canadian Business and Environment
Taught by Dr Martin L. Martens
Course Description The purpose of this course is to examine the functioning of Canadian business in its global environment. The course covers relationships with the public, including stockholders, consumers, employees, labour, community, and government. Major contemporary issues, such as the impact of technology on people and the physical environment, are examined.
Students taking this course will learn about current issues relating to business sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Students will learn about the various perspectives on sustainable business practices and how to evaluate a firm’s practices related to sustainability and social responsibility. Students will become skilled at how to evaluate business organizations from alternative perspectives and viewpoints. Students will also learn about personal and business ethics and use established ethical frameworks to be able to make appropriate ethical choices.

The following is a core MBA course:
Strategy and Social Responsibility in Action
This course explores the process by which strategic intent and strategy are linked to managerial action. The course focuses on both the development of strategic action in response to issues emanating in the broader external environment as well as issues concerned with the implementation of action programs in contemporary organizations. Specific topics concerned with the external environment include managing social responsibility, economic and social regulations and technological change. Using major organizational theory concepts as a framework, the course also examines how strategic intent can be linked to organizational structure, performance evaluation, and management systems. A principal objective of the course is to enhance the student's ability to make decisions through case studies, student presentation, and lectures.

Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

Dr Sanjay Sharma, the Dean of the John Molson School of Business has co-written a book and a book chapter:
Wüstenhagen,R., Sharma, S., Starik, M. & Hamschmidt, J. (Eds.) 2008. Sustainability, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.Edward Elgar Academic Publishing, Northhampton, MA. ISBN: 978-1 84720 037 2.
Wüstenhagen, R., Sharma, S., Starik, M. & Wuebker, R. 2008. Sustainability, Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Introduction and review. InR.Wüstenhagen, S. Sharma, M. Starik, &J. Hamschmidt (Eds.) 2008.Sustainability, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, pages 1-23.Edward Elgar Academic Publishing, Northhampton Edward Elgar Academic Publishing, Northhampton, MA.

PhD candidate has published the following paper and conference submission:
Tetrault-Sirsly, Carol-Ann, Business & Society article entitled: When Does a Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative Provide a First-Mover Advantage?

ASAC 2007 will be published in June 2008 and will include two single-authored papers by Carol-Ann Tetrault-Sirsly: Chief Executive Officer Values and Corporate Social Responsibility: 75 Years of Lessons Learned and A Stakeholder View of Corporate Governance.

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