Explain the relationship between the government and organizations regarding social responsibility.

 Discuss the concept of social responsibility, specify to whom or what an organization might be considered responsible, and describe four types of organizational approaches to social responsibility.

·         social responsibility is the set of obligations an organization has to protect and enhance the society in which it functions

·         organization may be considered responsible to their stakeholders, to the natural environment, and to the general social welfare

·         there are strong arguments both for and against social responsibility

·         the approach an organization adopts toward social responsibility falls along a continuum of lesser to greater commitment: the obstructionist stance, the defensive stance, the accommodative stance, and the proactive stance

Explain the relationship between the government and organizations regarding social responsibility.

·         government influences organizations through regulation which is the establishment of laws and rules that dictate what businesses can and cannot do in prescribed areas

·         organizations rely on personal contacts, lobbying, political action committees, and favors to influence the government