David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Ethics and Information Technology 11 (3):221-231 (2009)
This paper analyzes the opportunities offered by information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the related ethical issues, within the transparency practices of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). Based upon a one-year study of a European NGO, the Italian Association of Blind People, it presents compelling empirical evidence concerning the main ethical, social and economic challenges that NGOs face in the development of more transparent relationships with the public and the related role of ICTs, in particular, the organization’s website. This study shows that, although the attempt to be completely transparent has great ethical value, ICT-enabled information disclosure is limited by privacy and security concerns and by pressure from financial supporters and benefactors and potential NGO competitors who vie for grants and donations. The paper provides some implications and suggestions for managers of NGOs and policy makers.
|Keywords||Non-governmental organization Transparency|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Raymond L. Bryant (2005). Nongovernmental Organizations in Enviromental Struggles: Politics and Making Moral Capital in the Philippines. Yale University Press.
Luciano Floridi (2006). Information Technologies and the Tragedy of the Good Will. Ethics and Information Technology 8 (4):253-262.
Louis Logister (2007). Global Governance and Civil Society. Some Reflections on NGO Legitimacy. Journal of Global Ethics 3 (2):165 – 179.
Niklas Egels-Zandén & Peter Hyllman (2006). Exploring the Effects of Union–NGO Relationships on Corporate Responsibility: The Case of the Swedish Clean Clothes Campaign. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 64 (3):303 - 316.
Baogang He & Hannah Murphy, Global Social Justice at the WTO? The Role of NGOs in Constructing Global Social Contracts.
Daniel Arenas, Josep M. Lozano & Laura Albareda (2009). The Role of Ngos in Csr: Mutual Perceptions Among Stakeholders. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 88 (1):175 - 197.
Don Sherratt, Simon Rogerson & N. Ben Fairweather (2005). The Challenge of Raising Ethical Awareness: A Case-Based Aiding System for Use by Computing and ICT Students. Science and Engineering Ethics 11 (2):299-315.
Bernd Carsten Stahl, Richard Heersmink, Philippe Goujon, Catherine Flick, Jeroen van den Hoven, Kutoma Wakunuma, Veikko Ikonen & Michael Rader (2010). Identifying the Ethics of Emerging Information and Communication Technologies: An Essay on Issues, Concepts and Method. International Journal of Technoethics 1 (4):20-38.
Yves Fassin (2009). Inconsistencies in Activists' Behaviours and the Ethics of Ngos. Journal of Business Ethics 90 (4):503 - 521.
Antonino Vaccaro & Peter Madsen (2009). Corporate Dynamic Transparency: The New Ict-Driven Ethics? [REVIEW] Ethics and Information Technology 11 (2):113-122.
Added to index2009-02-02
Total downloads14 ( #93,475 of 1,004,657 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #64,617 of 1,004,657 )
How can I increase my downloads?