Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedNot offered in 2012
Coordinator(s)Ms Paula Darvas


The unit aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the concept of CSR from a legal perspective. Topics include the legal and regulatory environment of corporations, the concept and definition of stakeholders, the application of CSR to specific stakeholder cohorts including employees, creditors, tort victims, consumers and the environment, and the enforceability of stakeholder claims.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. identify and apply the various sources of CSR legislation and regulation
  2. explain the policy considerations behind CSR
  3. analyse the concept of a corporate stakeholder and the theoretical justifications for their protection
  4. identify and understand the legal issues concerning CSR protection of selected cohorts of stakeholders, including employees, creditors, tort victims, consumers and the environment
  5. identify and analyse the legislative and practical constraints in enforcing CSR protection for corporate stakeholders.


Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination (3 hours): 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Paula Darvas

Contact hours

3 hours per week