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Professional Responsibility and Professionalism by Responsibility and professionalism are increasingly issues of concern for professional associations, employers and educators alike. When bad things happen, professionals are often held personally accountable for complex situations. Professional Responsibility and Professionalism advances our approaches to professional responsibility from individual-centred, virtue-based prescriptions towards understanding and responding effectively to the multifaceted challenges encountered today by professionals working in dynamic complexity. The author applies a sociomaterial examination to specific examples drawn from different professional contexts of practice. She examines important implications for what professional responsibility and accountability might mean individually and collectively, and what it might be becoming when demands increasingly conflict, and when we accept that capacities for action are performed into existence in emergent and precarious webs of both human and non-human forces. The chapters explore some of the most prominent questions in professional responsibility, including: What does professional responsibility, and accountability, mean in the escalating complexities and conflicts confronting today¿s professionals? How does professional responsibility become developed and enacted, and through what social and material entanglements? How should responsibility be determined in multi-agency and interprofessional practice? What happens when professional decisions are delegated to software algorithms and diagnostic instruments? How are new governing regimes of professional work, such as innovation imperatives, excessive audit and logics of blame and scapegoating, reconfiguring responsibility? How can professionals respond simultaneously to individuals in need, the obligations of their profession, the demands of their employer and an anxious society? A major concern addressed by each chapter, and the book as a whole, is educating professionals in and for responsibility. Specific dilemmas and strategies are offered for educators in universities, workplaces and professional development contexts who seek new approaches to helping professionals learn to critically understand and practise responsibility today. This book will appeal to a wide audience of education researchers and post-graduate students studying professional practice, professionalism and education across a wide range of disciplines. Health professionals, professionals working in private practices, such as law, architecture and engineering, newer professions such as social work and policing, and educational professionals at all levels will find stories and strategies reflecting key issues of their practice in this detailed exploration of professional responsibility and accountability.
Call Number: BJ1725 .F46 2016eb
Publication Date: 2016-02-01
A Strategic and Tactical Approach to Global Business Ethics, Second Edition by The subject of ethics within the commercial environment has gone beyond its traditional application due to three primary factors and a host of additional elements. Existing and potential global managers need to be aware of the ramifications of limiting the conventional vision of ethical applications to their operations as the scope of the modern rendition of the term has changed. It has morphed into a wider more extensive meaning having a greater effect on the successful performance of transnational companies than ever before. Although a good start, international firms can no longer be satisfied with simply orchestrating a code of conduct to combat laps in ethical considerations - a historical defensive or reactive approach. It has become a judgment mechanism, part of the applied criteria that both consumers use to measure a company alongside the quality and price of the products and services they offer. Even potential employees question the ethical standing of the firms they wish to join. Managers need to get positively proactive as ethical related areas have exploited in importance as value added elements in the corporate mix. The peripheral limbs on the morality tree, corporate social responsibility and responsible management, have matured into major branches eclipsing the issues fundamental ethical roots from which they grew. They have to be more deeply integrated into strategic determinations and tactical actions. Decent acceptable conduct is not a sideline issue any more. It is a major contributor while also remaining as a significant deterrent to managing a successful sustainable global enterprise.
Publication Date: 2016
Achieving Ethical Excellence by This volume is a selection of papers from the 20th annual 'Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics' Conference. Topics covered include athletes as role models, sports ethics and sports governance, the separation of powers as an integrity mechanism, and virtues in just war theory.
Publication Date: 2014
De Waegeneer, E., Van De Sompele, J., & Willem, A. (2016). Ethical codes in sports organizations: Classification framework, content analysis, and the influence of content on code effectiveness. Journal of Business Ethics, 136(3), 587-598. doi:10.1007/s10551-014-2531-y
Sheth, H., & Babiak, K. M. (2010). Beyond the game: Perceptions and practices of corporate social responsibility in the professional sport industry. Journal of Business Ethics, 91(3), 433-450. doi:10.1007/s10551-009-0094-0
Zakus, D. H., Malloy, D. C., & Edwards, A. (2007). Critical and ethical thinking in sport management: Philosophical rationales and examples of methods. Sport Management Review, 10(2), 133-158. doi:10.1016/S1441-3523(07)70008-6
Urban & Regional Planning
Flyvbjerg, B. (2013). How planners deal with uncomfortable knowledge: The dubious ethics of the american planning association. Cities, doi:10.1016/j.cities.2012.10.016
Hoekveld, G., & Needham, B. (2013). Planning practice between ethics and the power game: Making and applying an ethical code for planning agencies. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 37(5), 1638. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2427.2012.01146.x
Barrett, B., Horne, R., & Fien, J. (2016). The ethical city: A rationale for an urgent new urban agenda. Sustainability, 8(11), 1197. doi:10.3390/su8111197
Technology Management/ Project, Program, & Portfolio Management
The Spirit of Project Management by Projects have always been essentially human endeavours. Large modern projects are generally highly complex, fraught with technical difficulties and supported by diverse, often apparently conflicted stakeholders. The spirituality that originally defined some of the great construction projects of the classical era surely has a role in project management today. The Spirit of Project Management explains the context for spirituality in projects and explores how it can be used to create a larger sense of purpose and achievement; to help encourage an esprit de corps amongst all those involved; to act as a touchstone for ethical and sustainable decision-making. This is a very pragmatic book. The first part includes an explanation and a variety of useful models for understanding the significance and value of spirituality in projects. Judi Neal and Alan Harpham devote the second part of the book to help you integrate these ideas into your day-to-day management of projects. Thus there are chapters on spirituality from the perspective of the individual, the project team, the project organization and even project management within a sustainable world framework. Read this book, use the ideas to help you articulate your projects; engage and sustain your project team and your stakeholders; and frame how you work in terms of your organisation, society and the environment.
Call Number: HD69.P75 N43 2012eb
Publication Date: 2012