Toward Administrative Practice Standards Praxis: Narrowing the Gap between Theory and Practice

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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
Stream: Psychology, Cognitive Science and Behavioural Sciences
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Dr. Jimmy Sanders

Professor Emeritus, Management and Health Services Administration, Troy University
Montgomery, AL, USA

Dr. Sanders currently serves as CEO of Healthcare Development Services (HDS)and actively consults from the national to local levels in health services policy development and implementation and university program development. His latest work to be published in 2005 is Excellence from Birth: The Professional Evolution of the USAF Medical Service Corps. Dr. Sanders is a former Candidate for the Alabama Senate. He is a Life Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (LFACHE) and is a member of the American Society of Public Administrators. Dr. Sanders is Past President of the Association of Management and Past President of the International Society for Research in Healthcare Financial Management (ISRHFM).

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