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Almost two centuries of efforts to improve the ethics of Americancorporations is apparently leading into a movement of the mostsuccessful corporations towards establishing…
Almost two centuries of efforts to improve the ethics of American corporations is apparently leading into a movement of the most successful corporations towards establishing and educating employees to use them. Federal laws have been a major motivator. Code provisions often vary according to ethical needs of the industry corporations. Ethical codes are also supported by arrangements to hear employee complaints, through a “hotline” or some other process which affords some protection to the complainant. A number of statutes protecting “whistleblowers” have been passed by federal and state governments; whistleblowing seems to be generally accepted but is not completely popular. Concludes with a discussion of the work of internal or managerial auditors, who are supporting ethics work but seem diffident about use of the term. Effective ethical education might show the reasons for close ties between internal auditors and other members of the management team.
Employee involvement (EI) is a major part of high-performance work systems (HPWS) that have successfully transformed a large number of organizations and have become…
Employee involvement (EI) is a major part of high-performance work systems (HPWS) that have successfully transformed a large number of organizations and have become standard practice in many new organizations. Despite the proven benefits of EI, however, it is still not as widely utilized as it could be even when accounting for industry and organization differences in its applicability. We suggest that EI implementation is limited in part by the change management challenges it presents. We review the recent research on EI and HPWS, and suggest ways in which change research and theory can inform our understanding of why EI practices have fallen short of their potential and how they can be effectively implemented.
This paper aims to present recently published resources on library instruction and information literacy, providing an introductory overview and a selected annotated…
This paper aims to present recently published resources on library instruction and information literacy, providing an introductory overview and a selected annotated bibliography of publications covering various library types, study populations and research contexts.
This paper introduces and annotates English-language periodical articles, monographs, dissertations, reports and other materials on library instruction and information literacy published in 2019.
The paper provides a brief description of all 370 sources and highlights sources that contain unique or significant scholarly contributions.
The information may be used by librarians, researchers and anyone interested as a quick and comprehensive reference to literature on library instruction and information literacy.
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In this paper we develop a model for researching the influence that a board of directors can have on improving an organization’s sustainability performance. Our model…
In this paper we develop a model for researching the influence that a board of directors can have on improving an organization’s sustainability performance. Our model explores sources of cognitive flexibility of boards needed to recognize and respond to the need for improved sustainability performance. We first define concepts of sustainability, sustainability competence, and sustainability performance. We then analyze two forms of board capital (a board’s human capital and its social capital) and three aspects of a board’s information processing (its patterns of information search, discussion and debate, and information absorption) that we suggest affect a board’s cognitive flexibility and thereby influence whether a board decides to adopt sustainability performance goals. Our model also suggests that an organization’s strategic flexibility – as represented by its current endowments of resource flexibilities and coordination flexibilities – will moderate the relationship between a board’s decision to adopt sustainability performance goals and an organization’s subsequent achievement of those goals. We also suggest that our model is generally relevant to any research seeking to predict the influence of boards on strategic change in many forms, not just to research focused on sustainability issues.