Post-graduate Managerial Education in the Field of CSR

Łukasz Kośmicki, Anna Komarnicka

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/JCRL.2018.009

Abstract


Purpose: Article shall review the competency development opportunities and managerial education in CSR-related activities. Based on the review of available postgraduate studies in the field of CSR in Poland, the aim of this paper is to identify the key success factors and challenges in this area. Moreover, the specific aim of the paper is to assess the curricula of selected postgraduate courses in the context of implementation of social responsibility core subjects in accordance with ISO 26,000.
Design/methodology/approach: The research objectives were achieved by: reviewing and analysing articles and the Internet sources. Moreover, in the research process, there were applied brief telephone interviews with selected HR staff of post-graduate studies and a structured telephone interview with an expert in the field of CSR.
Findings: The results indicate that postgraduate courses in the field of CSR are offered in many academic centres in Poland but the most successful programmes are found in Warsaw. The deeper analysis shows that the offer of numerous postgraduate studies in the field of CSR is rather lifeless. In many cases, postgraduate courses were not successfully launched.
Research and practical limitations/implications: The list of the examples of managerial education in the field of CSR provides a very general review, which does not claim to be complete. Nonetheless, it increases the awareness for selected available managerial education in Poland and helps to identify main problems of not launching CSR postgraduate courses.

Originality/value: The paper provides the key success factors for launching CSR postgraduate studies. It also provides insights to decisive reasons why many postgraduate programmes in Poland were not launched.
Paper type: general review.


Keywords


corporate social responsibility, CSR, managers, managerial competencies, managerial education, postgraduate studies

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