Corporate Social Responsibility in High Technology Companies Analytical Essay by Nicky

Corporate Social Responsibility in High Technology Companies
An in-depth examination of the corporate social responsibility programs in the Cisco Systems and Blizzard Entertainment companies.
# 148680 | 3,295 words | 10 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Oct 29, 2011 in Business (Companies) , Business (Management)


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Description:

The paper provides an overview of Cisco and its financial performance and discusses the internship opportunities the company offers. The paper focuses on Cisco's corporate social responsibility and corporate citizenship and discusses why Cisco is considered to be one of the most ethically astute and well-run companies in the United States today. The paper then turns to the Blizzard Entertainment company and its corporate social responsibility programs, and uses Cisco as a model for Blizzard to follow in defining CSR programs and initiatives to educate low-income children about programming and also provide them with a potential career path. This paper contains tables and an appendix.

Outline:
Cisco Systems: Executive Summary
Financial Reports and Analysis
Internship Opportunities
Social Responsibility and Corporate Citizenship
Cisco Charitable Giving Programs
Corporate Social Responsibility at Blizzard: Executive Summary
Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics
Modeling Cisco's CSR Programs and Initiatives
Blizzard Needs To Supplant Education-Based CSR Programs
The Next Step: Creating Internship Opportunities
Summary

From the Paper:

"Cisco today has grown to employ over 39,000 professionals including 6,800 in manufacturing and service, 13,900 in engineering, 14,200 in Sales and Marketing, and 4,100 in Finance and Administration. The company is organized in five business segments that are categorized by product class. These include switches, routers, advanced technologies, services and other products. Switches are the majority of revenue at 40.7%, with routers contributing 22.2% followed by Advanced Technologies at 17.8% and other products and services contributing the remaining 3.4% and 15.9%. Cisco also has organized its sales operations into the Americas Region, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia-Pacific and Japan. The company further defines its four main categories of customers as large enterprise businesses, service providers, commercial customers, and consumers."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cisco Code of Business Conduct (2006) - Accessed from the Cisco.com corporate site on May 4, 2009 from location: http://investor.cisco.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=81192&p=irol-govConduct
  • Cisco Corporate Citizenship (2006) - Accessed from the Cisco.com corporate site on May 5, 2009 from location:http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac227/about_cisco_corporate_citizenship_home.html
  • Cisco Internship Positions (2006) - Accessed from the Cisco.com corporate site on May 3, 2009 from location:http://tools.cisco.com/careers/applicant/ciscorm/careers/applicant/index.jsp?pljbHome=/ciscorm/careers/applicant/index.jsp&targetPage=/global_jsp/applicant/DisplayJobList/JobList.jsp&index=0
  • Cisco Community and Philanthropy (2006) - - Accessed from the Cisco.com corporate site on May 3, 2009 from location:http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac227/about_cisco_corp_citi_philanthropy.html
  • Cisco Grants and Donations Guidelines (2006) - - Accessed from the Cisco.com corporate site on May 3, 2009 from location:http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac48/about_cisco_grants_and_donations.html

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