Describe today ’ s pluralist society and outline the challenges and opportunities it presents for…

Describe today’s pluralist society and outline the challenges and opportunities it presents for modern businesses. Do you believe this provides further justification for a stakeholder approach to business? Provide evidence for your argument.

Please use standard essay formatting and incorporate the Harvard referencing system.

Word Count: 1500-2000 words

Value: 20%

Key points for consideration:

·       Definition/Explanation of pluralism (a pluralist Society)

o   Increasingly complex business landscape

o   Balance between various S.I.G’s should lead to a balanced sharing of power and overall societal gain

·       Exploration of opportunities and challenges pluralism produces for modern managers

·       Rise of large MNC’s (Power/Influence)

·       Power/Influence of more diverse range of stakeholders (e.g. grass roots organisations, community groups, etc.)

·       Clear link between a pluralist society and a stakeholder approach to business

o   Evidence of increasing relevance of SH approach, including relevant examples

o   Increasingly varied, shifting, and complex set of stakeholder to consider

o   Mention of ethics/CSR

·       Appropriate examples/case studies

·       Inclusion of relevant theory and references

·       See rubric (below)

ORG20002 Essay Marking Guidelines

Student Instructions:

Describe today’s pluralist society and outline the challenges and opportunities it presents for modern businesses. Do you believe this provides further justification for a stakeholder approach to business? Provide evidence for your argument.

Please use standard essay formatting and incorporate the Harvard referencing system.

Word Count: 1500-2000 words

Value: 20%

Key points for consideration:

·       Definition/Explanation of pluralism (a pluralist Society)

o   Increasingly complex business landscape

o   Balance between various S.I.G’s should lead to a balanced sharing of power and overall societal gain

·       Exploration of opportunities and challenges pluralism produces for modern managers

·       Rise of large MNC’s (Power/Influence)

·       Power/Influence of more diverse range of stakeholders (e.g. grass roots organisations, community groups, etc.)

·       Clear link between a pluralist society and a stakeholder approach to business

o   Evidence of increasing relevance of SH approach, including relevant examples

o   Increasingly varied, shifting, and complex set of stakeholder to consider

o   Mention of ethics/CSR

·       Appropriate examples/case studies

·       Inclusion of relevant theory and references