NCERT Solutions for Class 11 Business Studies Chapter 6

Social Responsibilities of Business and Business Ethics Class 11

Chapter 6 Social Responsibilities of Business and Business Ethics Exercise Solutions

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Multiple choice questions : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 156

Q1 :  

Social responsibility is

(a) Same as legal responsibility

(b) Broader than legal responsibility

(c) Narrower than legal responsibility

(d) None of them


Answer :

Social responsibility is broader than legal responsibility. Social responsibility implies the obligation on a business firm to undertake economic activities that contribute towards the overall welfare and development of society and its members. It is a much broader concept than legal responsibility, as legal responsibility can be fulfilled by merely complying with the law, whereas social responsibility deals with the overall welfare of society.

Hence, the correct answer is option (b).

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Short answersmultiple choice questions : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 157

Q1 :  

What do you understand by social responsibility of business? How is it different from legal responsibility?


Answer :

Social responsibility refers to the duties and responsibilities of business enterprises towards society and its members. It implies the obligation on an enterprise to conduct activities that are favourable from the viewpoint of society. As any business makes use of society's resources in the form of human and physical capital, it becomes the moral duty and responsibility of the businesspersons to work for the betterment of society.

Social responsibility differs from legal responsibility on various grounds. Social responsibility is a much wider concept than legal responsibility. This is because, by mere compliance with the law, any legal responsibility can be fulfilled—for instance, paying taxes on time and reducing the emission of pollutants. On the other hand, social responsibility is an obligation on business enterprises to work for the welfare of society—for example, generating employment opportunities to the physically challenged and providing equal employment opportunities to women.

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Q2 :  

If business is to operate in a society which is full of diverse and complicated problems, it may have

(a) Little chance of success

(b) Great chance of success

(c) Little chance of failure

(d) No relation with success or failure


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Q3 :  

Business people have the skills to solve

(a) All social problems

(b) Some social problems

(c) No social problems

(d) All economic problems


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Q4 :  

That an enterprise must behave as a good citizen is an example of its responsibilities towards

(a) Owners

(b) Workers

(c) Consumers

(d) Community


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Q5 :  

Environment protection can best be done by the efforts of

(a) Business people

(b) Government

(c) Scientists

(d) All the people


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Q6 :  

Carbon monoxide emitted by automobiles directly contributes to

(a) Water pollution

(b) Noise pollution

(c) Land pollution

(d) All the people


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Q7 :  

Which of the following can explain the need for pollution control?

(a) Cost savings

(b) Reduced risk of liability

(c) Reduction of health hazards

(d) All of them


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Q8 :  

Which of the following is capable of doing maximum good to society?

(a) Business success

(b) Laws and regulations

(c) Ethics

(d) Professional management


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Q9 :  

Ethics is important for

(a) Top management

(b) Middle-level managers

(c) Non-managerial employees

(d) All of them


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Q10 :  

Which of the following alone can ensure effective ethics programme in a business enterprise?

(a) Publication of a code

(b) Involvement of employees

(c) Establishment of a compliance mechanism

(d) None of them


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Short answerslong answers : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 158

Q1 :  

Build up argument for and against social responsibilities.


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Q2 :  

What is environment? What is environmental pollution?


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Q3 :  

Discuss the forces which are responsible for increasing concern of business enterprises towards social responsibility.


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Q4 :  

What is business ethics? Mention the basic elements of business ethics?


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Q5 :  

'Business is essentially a social institution and not merely a profit making activity'. Explain.


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Q6 :  

Briefly explain (a) Air pollution, (b) Water pollution and (c) Land pollution.


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Q7 :  

Why do the business enterprises need to adopt pollution control measures?


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Q8 :  

What are the major areas of social responsibility of business?


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Q9 :  

What steps can an enterprise take to protect the environment from the dangers of pollution?


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Q10 :  

Explain the various elements of business ethics?.


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