Professional versus institutional morality The design of ethics programs and their influence on non-compliant behaviour in universities

Oost, Marlies (2007) Professional versus institutional morality The design of ethics programs and their influence on non-compliant behaviour in universities.

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Abstract:This research investigates the influence of ethics programs on non-compliant behaviour in universities and the design of these ethics programs in an academic setting. In this way, the most appropriate way to organise ethics becomes apparent. Universities can use this ‘best practice’ to decrease the non-compliant behaviour in their university. To accomplish the objective, interviews are conducted with academic professionals and the results of the interviews are analysed with the support of literature. This study shows that professionals in universities often do not behave compliantly and therefore, the ethics programs of universities do not sufficiently support professionals to behave compliantly. To organise ethics within organisations, two strategies can be used: compliance strategy and integrity strategy. Concrete standards of behaviour are developed and communicated to all members of the organisation in the compliance strategy. The integrity strategy relies on the responsibility of the individuals and does not rely on compliance to strict rules. These strategies can be combined with both professional and institutional ethics. Professional ethics involve all issues and values in the profession’s roles and conduct in society, whereas institutional ethics are implemented formally and explicitly into daily organisational life. By combining these two strategies and these two ethics a new way of organising ethics has been proposed, which is likely to decrease the non-compliant behaviour currently present in universities.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration BSc (56834)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/57958
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