Research Ethics, Governance, and the Future

  • Claretha Hughes


Human resource development (HRD) scholars and professionals must follow research ethics, assist with governance within their organizations, and prepare for the future. Understanding Institutional Review Board (IRB) polices and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requirements and exhibiting research ethics are vital to the career success of HRD scholars and professionals. They must practice and teach appropriate research ethics. Governance is an area where HRD scholars and professionals have growth potential. HRD scholars and practitioners must continuously examine interventions that could reduce the negative effects of unethical behavior in the workplace and accentuate the positive effects of HRD related interventions. They must provide readily available solutions as leaders and employees continuously face ethical dilemmas in the workplace. As future trends continue with artificial intelligence and robotics in the workplace, HRD scholars and professionals must assist organization leaders as they develop ethical and legal policies to address these changes.


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  • Claretha Hughes
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  1. 1.University of Arkansas at FayettevilleFayettevilleUSA

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