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responsibility

the obligation to carry out specified duties and tasks. For instance, someone who has responsibility for cash transactions in an ORGANIZATION is obliged either to carry them out himself or herself or to ensure that others do so. Failure to do so can result in action being taken against the person with responsibility for them. A common problem in organizations is that responsibilities are weakly defined: it is not fully clear who is responsible for what, with the result that certain functions are not carried out effectively. Similarly, some office holders are unwilling to take full responsibility for their actions and decisions. See ACCOUNTABILITY, AUTHORITY.
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In the monarchy of Great Britain, it furnishes a substitute for the prohibited responsibility of the chief magistrate, which serves in some degree as a hostage to the national justice for his good behavior.
"Now, my dear Miss Summerson, if you want common sense, responsibility, and respectability, all united--if you want an exemplary man--Vholes is THE man."
It might not have been in any way his fault, as, in the case of the Coldwater, it could not possibly have been justly charged to my account that the gravitation-screen generators were worthless; but well I knew that should chance have it that we were blown across thirty today--as we might easily be before the terrific west wind that we could hear howling below us, the responsibility would fall upon my shoulders.
"It's a great responsibility," said Aunt Jamesina solemnly.
Muscat: The Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (Madayn) organised on Monday a workshop on Madayn's social responsibility policy development project.
From the 2012 Hellenic Branch Regional Conference of the International Law Association, 10 papers explore the variety of permutations of responsibility. They investigate first subjects of responsibility (states to non-state actors and beyond), then multiple manifestations of responsibility in different legal regimes (such as law of the sea, human rights, and trade law).
A book titled Corporate Social Responsibility, Best Practices in Oman and the World by Hilal al Salami was launched during the opening session of the forum.
Orion Oyj (HEL:ORNBV), a company engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of pharmaceuticals and diagnostic tests, announced on Wednesday changes in the responsibility areas of the company's executive management board.
Responsibility in its legal meaning is considered as state enforcement imposed to execute the requirements of law, as the legal relation where each party must answer to the other party, the state, and society for its actions.
Of course, that also suggests that the majority of companies call their board committee with responsibility over executive compensation something else.
Al Faisal Centre for Social Responsibility will organise the second edition of the conference under the theme 'Corporate Social Responsibility -- risks and challenges' on March 28-29, 2017.

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