Professionalism

The financial sector has shown itself to be stubbornly unresponsive to Government regulation and to a variety of self-regulatory models that have been tried. The Global Financial Crisis has been described as a failure of ethics or values. It has led to a reduction in trust and confidence in the institutions of finance. This project explores whether the ethos and conduct standards of the professions, the training and competence and commitment to clients, the public interest and peers, could make a difference. In short it explores whether the structures, practices, beliefs and expectations of professions could act as a regulatory strategy to improve the conduct and hence trust in, the institutions of finance.  Read more

 

Opinion Pieces

FCA: On the wrong side of the argument?

Financial Times, 2 July 2015. After a Tory election victory, the tough approach of the chief executive of UK regulator FCA may be out of fashion.

The Oxford Project: A Regulator Responds II

An "ethical infrastructure" is an essential precondition for building trust and integrity.

The Oxford Project: A Political Scientist Responds

In lieu of designing and imposing integrity systems, we should dig deeper into understanding of the nature and dynamics of the "micro-foundations" of financial markets.

Working Papers

Modern Professional Practice and its Future March 2016: Hugh Breakey & Charles Sampford

Originally Published: 
12/04/2016
A National Exam for Financial Advisers: Panacea, check-box or integrity system?

Modern Professional Practice and its Future March 2016: John Chellew & Alex Roberts

Originally Published: 
12/04/2016
Structural Types of Professional Regulation: Comparative Case Studies in Australia and the UK

Modern Professional Practice and its Future March 2016: John K Morgan & Pamela Hanrahan

Originally Published: 
12/04/2016
Professional Indemnity Insurance: Compensating Consumers and Regulating Professionals

Publications

Understanding professionals and their workplaces: The mission of the Journal of Professions and Organization

Originally Published: 
15/12/2013
Brock, David, Huseyin Leblebici and Daniel Muzio, Understanding professionals and their workplaces The mission of the Journal of Professions and Organization. Journal of Professions and Organization, 2014, 1, 1–15

Entrepreneurship, managerialism and professionalism in action: the case of the legal profession in England and Wales

Originally Published: 
08/08/2012
Muzio, Daniel and John Flood, Entrepreneurship, Managerialism and Professionalism in Action The Case of the Legal Profession in England and Wales

The re-landscaping of the legal profession: Large law firms and professional re-regulation

Originally Published: 
01/01/2011
Flood, John, The Re-Landscaping of the Legal Profession Large Law Firms and Professional Re-Regulation, 2011, 59 Current Sociology 507

Presentations

Modern Professional Practice and its Future March 2016: Presentation Slides

Originally Published: 
03/03/2016
Slides from all Presentations given at the 'Modern Professional Practice and its Future' Symposium March 2016
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