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Professional Issues in IT
A case study analysis of the application of professional business ethics to information technology.
# 105714 | 2,413 words | 5 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Jul 16, 2008 in Business (Information Mgmt. and Systems) , Ethics (General)

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This paper focuses on the status and development of professional ethics as it applies to the field of information technology (IT). It begins by providing an overview of professional business ethics as a whole and then focuses on specific approaches taken when these generalities are applied to the field of information technology. The paper then applies the findings to the provided case scenario and further evaluates if the current status of ethical problem solving in information technology is satisfactory for meeting the realities of ethical demands.

Table of Contents:
Overview of Business Ethics
Business Ethics in Information Technology
Methods of Evaluating Ethics in Information Technology
The Boomer et al Behavioral Model of Ethical and Unethical Decision Making
Boomer Model Applied: A Case Study

From the Paper:

"In conclusion it can be seen that the field of information technology faces constant ethics-based decisions. However, unlike other professions, information technology lacks a professional code of conduct. Thus, to cope, the field adopts principles from general business ethics when faced with ethical dilemmas. However, as has been seen in the case sample presented in this report, information technology professionals face unique ethical questions that are not readily resolved by existing business ethics principles. Thus, in conclusion, it is recommended that a professional information technology code of ethics and conduct be established."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Collste, G. (1998): Ethics and Information Technology. Delhi: New Academic Publishers.
  • Hongladarom, S. (2007): Information Technology Ethics: Cultural Perspectives. Hershey: Idea Group Reference.
  • Stichler, R.N. & Hauptman, R. (1998). Ethics, Information, and Technology: Readings. Jefferson: McFarland.
  • Stoerger, Sharon. "Business Ethics." Business Ethics. 5 May 2007.
  • Williams, B.A. (1985): Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

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