Researchers have papers approved at ENANPAD 2017

Two researchers from our research project had papers approved at the XLI Meeting of ANPAD – EnANPAD 2017, held in São Paulo / SP, starting on 1st October, and ending on 4th.

Here are the summaries of approved articles:

Teaching of Ethics in Courses of  Public sphere: an analysis from Pedagogical Projects of Course and National Curricular Guidelines

Abstract: The National Curricular Guidelines (NCG) of the undergraduate course in Public Administration bring the discussion of teaching of ethics as basic disciplinary content essential to the egress profile. Based on theoretical and practical reflections on the relationship between ethics and Public Administration and the existence of specific NCGs that highlight the ethical aspect, the curiosity arose in knowing how its teaching has been applied in the professional formation of undergraduate students in Public Administration in Brazil. For this purpose, a research and documentary analysis was carried out in the Pedagogical Projects of Courses (PPC) of the Public Sphere, since they are those guided by the Public Administration NCG and, previously, by the Management NCG. Based on three criteria for the selection of courses, 15 PPCs were included for study. The courses of the Public Sphere, having the republican and democratic ethos as guiding principles, should reproduce this fundamental principle in all teaching-learning processes and this was observed in the analysis of the PPCs, through three categories of analysis: matrix curricula, subjects’ syllabus and egress profile. It has been verified that in most projects there is a search for the insertion of the discussion, action and ethical, critical and reflexive attitude during the course and in the professional practice. However, although these themes are present in most PPCs, there seems to be a long way to go for the actual integration of the ethics discussion in the  Administration courses.

Keywords: ethics, teaching, public administration, Pedagogical Course Project, National Curricular Guidelines.

Authors: Laís Silveira Santos, Mauricio Custódio Serafim, Marcello Beckert Zappellini, Silvia Maria Knabben Corrêa Zappellini e Martha Kaschny Borges.

The Phronesis Study in Organizations: A Systematic Review

Abstract: In the face of dilemmas and various ethical issues involved in organizational reality, the study of moral virtues has been showing significant growth in the field of Administration. Associated with ethical virtues, phronesis is the intellectual virtue that cooperates and by which the other virtues are strengthened. Translated as prudence or practical wisdom, phronesis has been reinterpreted at different moments of philosophical thought and has now been revisited by various areas of knowledge. Due to its different interpretations associated with the ethics of virtues, rationality, social sciences and hermeneutics, organizational and management studies have been welcoming different concepts of it, intertwining theoretical approaches and frameworks. The purpose of this systematic review is to investigate how the concept of phronesis has been discussed and related to organizational and administrative studies. A systematic search was made for articles on the bases Scopus, Ebsco and Web of Science. The analysis of 53 selected articles reveals the authors and main definitions attributed to phronesis, the most referenced authors and the main themes of research found: (1) rationality, decision, judgment, intuition and morality; (2) professions, experience, character and context; (3) practices, leadership, strategy, expertise and team-manager relationship; (4) organizational knowledge and learning; (5) methodology based on phronesis and (6) governance, discourse and communication. New empirical investigations could deepen the knowledge of these subjects, especially on “rationality, decision, judgment, intuition”, for which few empirical works were found.

Keywords: phronesis, prudence, organizational studies, moral virtues.

 Authors: Maria Clara Ames, Maurício C. Serafim e Marcello Zappellini.

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