Judgements about computer ethics: Do individual, co-worker, and company judgements differ? Do company codes make a difference [Book Review]
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Business Ethics 28 (4):307 - 322 (2000)
When faced with an ambiguous ethical situation related to computer technology (CT), the individual's course of action is influenced by personal experiences and opinions, consideration of what co-workers would do in the same situation, and an expectation of what the organization might sanction. In this article, the judgement of over three-hundred Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) members concerning the actions taken in a series of CT ethical scenarios are examined. Respondents expressed their personal judgement, as well as their perception of their co-workers' judgement, and their understanding of the organization's judgement of the actions described in the scenarios. The findings show that there are differences in respondents' judgements for self, co-workers, and organization. Definitive patterns were also found between groups with and without organizational codes related to CT.
|Keywords||computer abuse company codes computer ethics|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Scott J. Reynolds, Bradley P. Owens & Alex L. Rubenstein (2012). Moral Stress: Considering the Nature and Effects of Managerial Moral Uncertainty. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 106 (4):491-502.
Nabil Ibrahim, John Angelidis & Igor M. Tomic (2009). Managers' Attitudes Toward Codes of Ethics: Are There Gender Differences? [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 90 (3):343 - 353.
Richard Lucas & Nyree Mason (2008). A Survey of Ethics and Regulation Within the ICT Industry in Australia: Ethics Education. Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society 6 (4):349-363.
Similar books and articles
Arianna Betti & Maria van der Schaar (2004). The Road From Vienna to Lvov: Twardowski's Theory of Judgement Between 1894 and 1897. Grazer Philosophische Studien 67 (1):1-20.
Daniel Nyberg (2008). The Morality of Everyday Activities: Not the Right, but the Good Thing to Do. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 81 (3):587 - 598.
James O. Young (2009). Relativism, Standards and Aesthetic Judgements. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 17 (2):221 – 231.
Nancie Fimbel & Jerome S. Burstein (1990). Defining the Ethical Standards of the High-Technology Industry. Journal of Business Ethics 9 (12):929 - 948.
Karen D. Loch, Sue Conger & Effy Oz (1998). Ownership, Privacy and Monitoring in the Workplace: A Debate on Technology and Ethics. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 17 (6):199-209.
Effy Oz (1993). Ethical Standards for Computer Professionals: A Comparative Analysis of Four Major Codes. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 12 (9):709 - 726.
Thomas Hilton (2000). Information Systems Ethics: A Practitioner Survey. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 28 (4):279 - 284.
Marc Pauly & Martin van Hees (2006). Logical Constraints on Judgement Aggregation. Journal of Philosophical Logic 35 (6):569 - 585.
Margaret Anne Pierce & John W. Henry (1996). Computer Ethics: The Role of Personal, Informal, and Formal Codes. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 15 (4):425 - 437.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads3 ( #224,136 of 1,089,062 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #69,801 of 1,089,062 )
How can I increase my downloads?