ORGSTUDY 208 - Business and the Natural Environment
Winter 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Organizational Studies (ORGSTUDY)
Department: LSA Organizational Studies
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Waitlist Notes:
For information about the waitlist, please contact the professor Sara Soderstrom (capasb@umich.edu)
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course is an introduction to business and the natural environment. This course starts with an overview of the triple bottom line framework, in which corporations take into account social and environmental performance in addition to financial performance. Then we will focus on contemporary business activities that address the natural environment. We will read influential research papers that integrate sociology, psychology, and economic theories to evaluate different business strategies and approaches to the natural environment. We will discuss the role of the natural environment on business management and strategy, operations, supply chain, product innovation, and marketing. Throughout this course, my goal is to provide you with an understanding of a variety of activities that corporations take to address challenges with the natural environment and to help you develop the skills to critically analyze these corporate activities and recognize strengths and weaknesses in different corporate strategies.

Course Requirements:

The final grade is composed of:
Course contribution, case analysis responses, sustainability report analysis, industry analysis, and a final case analysis.

Class Format:

Two one-hour lectures/week, plus a 1 hr discussion

Schedule

ORGSTUDY 208 - Business and the Natural Environment
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
22008
Open
66
 
-
MW 9:00AM - 10:00AM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
22009
Open
2
 
-
Th 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
22010
Open
6
 
-
Th 9:00AM - 10:00AM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
22011
Open
1
 
-
Th 10:00AM - 11:00AM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
22618
Open
6
 
-
Th 11:00AM - 12:00PM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
23107
Open
1
 
-
Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
23619
Open
1
 
-
Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
008 (DIS)
 In Person
24495
Open
5
 
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Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM
009 (DIS)
 In Person
24713
Open
1
 
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
010 (DIS)
 In Person
24714
Open
6
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
011 (DIS)
 In Person
28311
Open
2
 
-
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
012 (DIS)
 In Person
37372
Open
25
1Y1 or Y2
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
013 (DIS)
 In Person
37373
Open
2
 
-
F 12:00PM - 1:00PM

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