The Capacity to Serve - Voluntary Sector Initiative / Initiative du
... Canadian life, providing opportunities for Canadians to address collective goals
and contribute to their communities in meaningful ways. However,
surprisingly little is known about the size and scope of these organizations, the
contributions they make to Canadian society, or the challenges they face ...
ni ombudsman 40th anniversary event
... of executive activity relating to Westminster-reserved governmental
functions, how can that responsibility command the level of credibility
enjoyed by the public services Ombudsmen in Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh?
By the same token, is there not a danger that too much dispersal of
accountability w ...
... organizational effectiveness includes having a clear sense of a board’s duties and
responsibilities (moral and legal); ensuring the constitutional documents are in place,
known, and understood (mission, vision, values); embracing a holistic approach to risk
management at all levels of the organizati ...
Opportunities and Problems of Standardized Ethics Initiatives – a
... (Frost, 2005; Sandberg, 2006). Such initiatives allow organizations to improve their understanding
of demands placed upon them by constituencies,
since they offer self-reflective and communicative
procedures holding firms accountable for what
they do (Belal, 2002).
Standardized ethics initiatives, w ...
lewiscatron - Michigan State University
... The tendency in the compliance approach is to reduce ethics to law. When ethics
provisions are put into law, they are transformed from "ought" into "must," and discretion
and flexibility are reduced. The issue of the relationship between ethics and the law goes
back a long time (Hart, 1961 ). Sophoc ...
Michael Josephson on Ethical Decision Making
... Making consistently ethical decisions is difficult. Most decisions have to be made in the context
of economic, professional and social pressures which can sometimes challenge our ethical goals
and conceal or confuse the moral issues.
In addition, making ethical choices is complex because in many sit ...
John Dewey on the Public Responsibility of Intellectuals
... latter. Second, intellectuals provide general methods, both derived from the
storehouse of tradition and forged anew, that direct social intelligence and
resources better to the experimental solution of those problems. In Dewey’s
words, “It is not the business of political philosophy and science to ...
... several courses of actions and making the right
decision when forced with an ethical dilemma.
• Moral Motivation – influences that affect an
individual’s willingness to place ethical values
ahead of nonethical values.
• Moral Character – having one’s ethical intentions
match actions taken.
Chapter 8 Slides
... o Some judgment is required in balancing rights, but
the combined weight of reasoning with all three
principles supports the manger’s decision
Audit Cultures: Anthropological Studies in Accountability, Ethics and
... If cultures are always in the making, the contributors to this book
have caught one kind of culture on the make. It is informed by
practices confined to no single set of institutions and to no one part
of the world. Recognizable in the most diverse places, these
practices also drive very local conce ...
... A major contribution of the Polyphonic Ethics Scale, compared to other scales such as the
Multidimensional Ethics Scale or the Defining Issue Test, is its capacity to identify ethical
perspectives from non Western traditions, such as the African “Ubuntu” tradition, as well as
business related tradit ...
Preparation for Practice--Part B: Supervision and The Field Student
... engaged in one hour of supervision per week.
The intent is to provide a safe space where
students engage in dialogue with a senior
social worker to explore field issues, to engage
in effective inquiry about what they are
experiencing in the placement, and to be
supported as a learner.
Social and Ethical Responsibility
... Entrepreneurs face conflicts of interest, conflicts between an
individual’s private interests and his or her responsibilities in a
position of trust; desperate measures, doing what has to be done to
survive; cultural differences when dealing with an international
market; bribes; and patent or copyri ...
File - Introduction
... outlined core-value foundation, organizations are unable to identify neither moral decisions nor
how their corporation may impact society and the economy. The recent technological revolution
has given corporations an opportunity for exponential growth. Yet, society struggles to grasp the
moral princ ...
Ethical Concerns in Public Administration
... seem to have imbibed the spirit of emotional unity with the citizens. The legacy of
competitive collaboration between the people and the administrators continues to
exist. The nature of this relationship has an adverse impact on ‘administrative ethics’.
The Socio-cultural Context
Values that permeat ...
Ethics—Walk the Talk
... Ethical Guidelines for Advertising:
... are the secret behind all this and the reason
why companies choose to understand, report
on, and improve their ethical conduct.
• Many orgs started to concentrate on ethics
auditing along with SR, Corporate
Governance, and social accountability.
ETHICS: BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW
... Identify the affected parties (stakeholders)
Identify the consequences for them
Identify their claims or rights
Identify the obligations to them
Consider your own character and integrity
Think creatively about potential actions
Discuss your decision with others
Check your gut feeling
Book Prospectus Clarity of Responsibility, Accountability, and
... In this chapter, we test empirically the first hypothesis developed in the theory chapter—that
country corruption levels should be lower under contexts of high clarity of responsibility. Using
an original dataset on democratic institutions and corruption for nearly 100 democracies from
1990-2010, we ...
... ethical responsibilities - meeting other societal expectations,
not written as law
voluntary responsibilities - additional behaviors that society
finds desirable and that the values of the business support
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Chapter 6 Managing Small Business Start-ups
... attempt to answer the environmental concerns of
various stakeholder groups, the local community,
business partners and special interest groups
Activist Approach – (the highest level) organizations
actively search for ways to conserve the earth’s
What is ethics?
... about what is right to do from a moral or ethical
• Managers often face situations where the appropriate
course of action is not clear .
• For example, the manager of a company may be put in
a position in which he must choose between the
interests of his employees and his investors. Giv ...
In ethics and governance, accountability is answerability, blameworthiness, liability, and the expectation of account-giving. As an aspect of governance, it has been central to discussions related to problems in the public sector, nonprofit and private (corporate) and individual contexts. In leadership roles, accountability is the acknowledgment and assumption of responsibility for actions, products, decisions, and policies including the administration, governance, and implementation within the scope of the role or employment position and encompassing the obligation to report, explain and be answerable for resulting consequences.In governance, accountability has expanded beyond the basic definition of ""being called to account for one's actions"". It is frequently described as an account-giving relationship between individuals, e.g. ""A is accountable to B when A is obliged to inform B about A’s (past or future) actions and decisions, to justify them, and to suffer punishment in the case of eventual misconduct"". Accountability cannot exist without proper accounting practices; in other words, an absence of accounting means an absence of accountability.