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Accountability Theory Meets Accountability Practice Dr Harald Bergsteiner

Accountability Theory Meets Accountability Practice

Dr Harald Bergsteiner

Published December 6th 2011
ISBN : 9781780520544
Hardcover
450 pages
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Recent failures in the corporate sector are to a large extent a failure of accountability. Unfortunately, accountability tends to be characterised by atomistic research- confusing language- models of limited scope- poor conceptualisation of keyMoreRecent failures in the corporate sector are to a large extent a failure of accountability. Unfortunately, accountability tends to be characterised by atomistic research- confusing language- models of limited scope- poor conceptualisation of key constructs- context insensitivity- and a lack of methodological integration.This book not only integrates but substantially adds to the extant accountability literature, providing a holistic view of accountability, showcasing a newly-generated Holistic Accountability Model (HAM). This book clarifies the purposes of accountability- identifies what triggers accountability exchanges- generates a set of well-defined responsibility and accountability constructs- and, via a grounded graphic model, links these constructs to the accountability process and to the influences that impact on this process. Several working models are proposed to help practitioners achieve a better understanding of the extent and nature of their accountability obligations, develop and implement more effective accountability policies and practices, and make better accountability decisions.