2clean - 2:22 pm on Jan 22, 2009 (gmt 0) :)
I quite agree, and I'm not for a minute pointing the finger here. In fact I've conducted a fairly extensive research review which has shown that these practical standards are still a long way off because they get tied into ethical debates about what is good practice. For example a study of American and Egyptian business students showed how there was a tendancy for decisions by each of these groups to be made in different ways "collectivist" and "individualist" ways. It therefore becomes very difficult to apply practical standards at a Universal level. No answers here but it seems like practical standards and codes of conduct are being touted as an interim solution.