Business ethics competencies: KSAOS for business ethics practitioners

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Cramm, David S.. 2012. Business ethics competencies: KSAOS for business ethics practitioners. Doctorate other than PhD Doctor of Business Administation. University of Southern Queensland.
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Business ethics competencies: KSAOS for business ethics practitioners

TypeDoctorate other than PhD
Authors
AuthorCramm, David S.
SupervisorErwee, Ronel
Cater-Steel, Aileen
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Qualification NameDoctor of Business Administation
Number of Pages263
Year2012
Abstract

This dissertation describes a proposed framework of knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics (KSAOs) of a practitioner who is competent in business ethics, compliance, or integrity should possess. These competencies may be leveraged as key input to selecting content for an institutionalized business ethics (BE) training program.
The research problem for this dissertation was: What competencies are important for job performance of business ethics practitioners in industry and how do their perceptions compare with those of academics?
Triangulation of research methods and data sources—including industry (public service and private sector) and academics, were used to investigate this problem. Phase I consisted of developing a provisional taxonomy of business ethics competencies through the use of the secondary methodology to help design a survey questionnaire.
Phase II involved a survey of academic and industry practitioners implicated in business ethics to empirically validate the conceptually developed provisional taxonomy of business ethics competencies and help identify potentially under or over-emphasized competencies to help make recommendations regarding the selection of business ethics training content by choosing relevant course materials based on competencies and key risks and issues.
Several theoretical and pragmatic contributions to the business ethics training, competency-based management, and risk management bodies of knowledge are made that include:
Institutionalized BE Program (IBEP) parent theory and body of knowledge
A model for content selection for BE instruction is developed to help guide future selection and tailoring of training content based on baseline competencies and organizational context.
Competency-Based Management (CBM) parent theory and body of knowledge
A conceptually and empirically developed and content validated proposed business ethics competency model that may serve to guide future research in this neglected area is provided.
Risk Management (RM) parent theory and body of knowledge
Given the rapid pace of technological, social, economic, and other constant changes faced by organizations, future competency identification is made possible by the proposed enhancement of traditional environmental scanning methods to include new dimensions to the risk identification process through the creation of an extended environmental scanning model (STEEP LEDGES). Also, the traditional risk assessment framework is enhanced by adding prevalence, a third dimension to augment likelihood and impact that should help assess current and new risks and issues using the extended risk assessment model (LIP).

Keywordsbusiness ethics; business ethics competencies; KSAO's; competency-based management; business ethics competency model; business ethics competency taxonomy; risk management; risk assessment; risk identification; environmental scanning; institutionalized ethics program; organizational ethics program; ethics training and development; ethics typology; risk assessment typology
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020350709. Organisation and management theory
359999. Other commerce, management, tourism and services not elsewhere classified
350711. Organisational planning and management
Byline AffiliationsFaculty of Business and Law
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