3.1 Codes of conduct

One of the principles of the European Union Emissions Trading System discussed by Schultz and Williamson (2005) is that an organisation accepts responsibility for the performance of their suppliers. In an age where multinational corporations are able to reduce the production costs of their goods and services by offshoring it to whoever can meet the specification at the lowest cost, what responsibility do they have for the conditions under which production actually occurs?

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After studying this unit you should:

  • understand the nature of entrepreneurship;

  • understand the function of the entrepreneur in the successful, commercial application of innovations;

  • confirm your entrepreneurial business idea;

  • identify personal attributes that enable best use of entrepreneurial opportunities;

  • explore entrepreneurial leadership and management style;

  • identify the requirements for building an
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Acknowledgements

This chapter adapted for OpenLearn is from ‘Microeconomics by Susan Himmelweit, Roberto Simonetti and Andrew Trigg, published by Thomson Learning in association with The Open University, 2001 and ‘Markets’ one of the three core books from the D319 course Understanding Economic Behaviour: Households, Firms and Markets.

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