Smith Business Close-Up: BP's Corporate Social Responsibility
Thursday, July 1, 2010, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, July 4,
2010, 7:30 a.m.; Monday, July 5, 2010, 4:30 a.m.
BP's Corporate Social Responsibility
BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is one of the biggest corporate disaster’s
of all time. The energy giant – the fourth largest company in the world – has
been grappling with the fallout of April’s deadly explosion and oil spill, which
has had serious impact on U.S. Gulf Coast industries and the environment.
In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of
Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business,
Shreevardhan Lele, Tyser Distinguished Teaching Fellow of Decision Sciences,
discusses what responsibility BP has as a company in the oil spill.
Dr. Lele teaches MBA courses at the Smith School on game theory, statistics
and on the social responsibility of managers. Earlier (2003-06), he served as
the Academic Director of the MBA program at the Smith School. He has received
numerous honors for his teaching and curriculum development
Smith Business Close-Up is co-produced by the Robert H. Smith School of
Business and Maryland Public Television. The television segment focuses on the latest thinking in business management,
and features in-depth interviews with Smith School faculty and other members of
the school’s community of business leaders.
Where to watch
Smith Business Close-Up can be seen bi-weekly on Maryland Public
Television's Your Business and Money. The program airs at 7:30 p.m. on
Thursdays and is repeated the following Sunday at 7:30 a.m. and Monday at 4:30
a.m. on public television stations throughout Maryland and the Washington, D.C.,
metropolitan region, including:
WMPB-TV (Ch. 67), Baltimore
WMPT-TV (Ch. 22), DC metro/Annapolis
WCPB-TV (Ch. 28), Salisbury
WFPT-TV (Ch. 62), Frederick
WWPB-TV (Ch. 31), Hagerstown
WGPT-TV (Ch. 36), Oakland