Toward Administrative Practice Standards Praxis: Narrowing the Gap between Theory and Practice
This presentation identifies decision-making by professional administrators as one substantive organization theory and behavior content area in which future research on administrative behavior is likely to be of interest to practitioners and academics alike. The Organizational Diagnostician Model is presented as one informing framework for practicing administrators to use in pursuing praxis--narrowing the gap between theory and practice concerning decision-making. The paper calls for additional research to ask and answer questions about the extent to which codes of ethics and standards of practice for professional administrators should be pursued to the same extent as applied to other professional decision-makers like physicians.
Keywords: Professional Decision-Making, Managemeent
Dr. Jimmy Sanders
Professor Emeritus, Management and Health Services Administration, Troy University