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JO022479 JO13/KV16 Responsible Business: an introduction 6 op
Organised by
Management and Organisation
Person in charge
Salla Laasonen lv. 2016-2017, Marileena Mäkelä lv. 2017-2018
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2016–2017 X X
2017–2018 X

Learning outcomes

After the course, the students have an understanding of the themes of responsible business and master the relevant related concepts. Based on the introductory course, students can deepen their knowledge in other courses of Studies on Responsible Business (25 ECTS).


The course aims to provide a basic understanding of why responsible business matters, and what responsible business consists in. To this end, the course deals with central and topical issues related to responsible business including corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainability and sustainable development, sustainability reporting, environmental management & management systems, stakeholder engagement and sustainable consumption & social movements. In parallel, the course seeks to offer students an appreciation of the means through which sustainable change can be achieved or inhibited, be it via individual or collective action. The role of business and industry in building a more sustainable society is addressed. The course seeks to spark critical change agency within the participants toward building a better future. In addition to the examination and class discussions, students compare in teams sustainability strategies of two multinational firms and try out a sustainability related change in their daily life.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 15 h 0 h

On Fridays 9-12, weeks 35-40, no lectures on week 37.
Lectures: Marileena Mäkelä (TSE), Tiina Onkila (University of Jyväskylä)

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Written exam
  • In English
  • In English

Seminar to present the team work results (4 x 2 h): Students participate in one 2 h seminars (week 41)


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

2nd or 3rd

Study materials

1. Blowfield, Michael – Murray, Alan (2011) Corporate Responsibility. Oxford University Press, 2ndedition. ISBN 978-0-19-958107-8.

2. Articles to be named during the lectures

Further information

The course is an obligatory introductory course to Studies on Responsible Business (25 ECTS). The course is highly recommended to students of Sustainable Development Studies (KEKO).
The course is equivalent to the course JO022134 JO13 Vastuullinen liiketoiminta: johdantokurssi.

Belongs to following study modules

Johtamisen ja yrittäjyyden laitos
Turun kauppakorkeakoulu
Markkinoinnin ja kansainvälisen liiketoiminnan laitos
Johtamisen ja yrittäjyyden laitos
Markkinoinnin ja kansainvälisen liiketoiminnan laitos
Johtamisen ja yrittäjyyden laitos
Aineopinnot (Johtaminen ja organisointi)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Johtamisen ja yrittäjyyden laitos
Tietojärjestelmätiede (FM)