Living Responsibly--A Quality Role Model

Case Study

- October 2010

Abstract: The life of Spencer Hutchens Jr. (1922-2010) and the concepts that shaped his career decisions center on a theme for which ASQ has recently honored him–social responsibility. His life provided a consummate definition of “social responsibility” through his personal philosophy as well as the authentic way in which he practiced his philosophy as observed in key incidents. This article defines and celebrates Spencer Hutchens’ contribution to the operational definition of a theory for social responsibility, demonstrating how he had consciously put his theory into practice.

Keywords: Spencer Hutchens Jr.; Social responsibility; Ethics; Diversity; Personal quality; Integrity; International Academy for Quality (IAQ); American Aerospace Quality Group; Registrar Accreditation Board (RAB); World Partners Program; Global quality

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