Hochschule Düsseldorf
University of Applied Sciences
Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Faculty of Business Studies

Prof. Dr. Linda O'Riordan


Corporate Responsibility: Message to the Course Participants

Dear participants,

Whatever your background: whether you already know some aspects of Corporate Responsibility (CR) and Sustainability, whether you consider that you know nothing at all (and are maybe even a bit sceptical about these ideas already!!…), or whether you consider yourself to be an expert in this field, I would like to welcome you to this course!

It aims to excite your interest in this current albeit controversial and complex subject matter of corporate responsibility and decision-making dilemmas by discussing the relevant basic principles, as well as the key trends and issues in this hotly debated arena. ​

The course is organised into two blocks of double lectures in a total of 14 Units.

Location: Raum (3.3.003​)

Block 1 comprises the first 4 Lectures [8 Units] from 8:30-12:00 on the following dates:

  •   Block 1: 23/09/2019 = Lecture 1: Units 1 & 2
  - Block 1: 24/09/2019 = Lecture 2: Units 3 & 4
  - Block 1: 25/09/2019 = Lecture 3: Units 5 & 6
  - Block 1: 26/09/2019 = Lecture 4: Units 7 & 8
​In this Block of lectures, the key concepts, frameworks, and themes will be presented and interactively discussed in the form of lecturing, eLearning, and case studies. ​​

  • Block 2 comprises the final 3 lectures [6 Units] from 8:30-12:00 on the following dates:
  - Block 2: 15/01/2020 = Lecture 5: Units 9 & 10
  - Block 2: 16/01/2020 = Lecture 6: Units 11 & 12
  - Block 2: 17/01/2020 = Lecture 7: Units 13 & 14

In this Block, participants will communicate the findings of their group work in the form of presentations. This active engagement helps to prepare for the written examination.
All participants submit their group assignment work on 15/01/2020.
The final lecture is a revision lecture in preparation for the written examination.

I hope that you will enjoy these lectures as much as I do, and I look forward to meeting you all soon in person.

Dr. Linda O'Riordan, PhD, MBA, MRes, BBS
Professor of Business Studies & International Management
Researcher and Lecturer in Business Studies and Corporate Responsibility (CR)

Scientific Research Director
FOM KompetenzCentrum for Corporate Social Responsibility (KCC)
FOM University of Applied Sciences, Hochschule für Oekonomie & Management