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Management Can Be Considered as a Profession

  • Victor J. Delacruz
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Abstract

This chapter challenges the views held by scholars in the professions arena asserting that the management occupation is not a profession. The role of civil society is examined and occupational classification systems are used to develop an occupational baseline to enable an assessment of management along a professionalization continuum. A new professionalization framework is applied to assess the degree to which management can be considered as a profession. Leveraging the precedence of medicine as a true profession, common professionalization framework elements are applied to the management occupation resulting in an assessment at Level 2, Emerging Professions.

Keywords

True profession Client-practitioner relationship Management occupation Professionalization Civil society 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor J. Delacruz
    • 1
  1. 1.US Army Cyber Center of ExcellenceCyberspace Support ElementFort LeavenworthUSA

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