responsibility


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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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Without this, there would be no responsibility whatever in the executive department an idea inadmissible in a free government.
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.
I don't see how you can take such a responsibility on your shoulders.
I did not ask him to share the responsibility with me.
The men carried none of the burdens of responsibility.
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.
To start, Waller briefly examines different prima facie arguments for moral responsibility and proposes that the varying accounts of moral responsibility are intended to justify belief in moral responsibility, rather than argue for it independently.
The names of the winning Saudi companies recognised for implementing social responsibility programs launched by the Chamber of Commerce last year will be announced at the forum organised by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Jeddah in cooperation with Economy and Business Group.
Main speakers at the concluding day included Turki bin Muammar, director of government and pubic relations, and chief of social responsibility at Procter & Gamble (P&G) in the Arabian Peninsula and Dr.
He added that the social responsibility area needs to be reorganized as it also needs plans, specific goals, a clear strategy and work mechanisms.
Through research it is clear that students frequently have goals for such things as intimacy, responsibility, relationships, or fun (Sanderson, Rahm, Beigbeder & Metts, 2005; Wentzel, 2001).
The State Finance Law now also requires a governmental entity to make a determination of responsibility before awarding a procurement contract.

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