Values Inf Technol (2012) 16: 17–26
DOI 10. 1007/s10676-011-9283-5
ORIGINAL CONVENTIONAL PAPER
An moral framework in information devices decision making
applying normative theories of business ethics
Printed online: 16 December 2011
Ó Springer Science+Business Mass media B. Sixth is v. 2011
Summary As organization environments become more complex and reliant in information systems, the decisions made by managers affect an increasing number of stakeholders. This paper proposes a framework based on the application of normative ideas in business values to aid the analysis of IS USUALLY related ethical dilemmas and arrive at
good and regular decisions. The framework can be applied in
the framework of an information privacy problem to demonstrate the decision making process. The ethical issue is assessed using all the three ordre theories—
the stockholder theory, stakeholder theory, and interpersonal
contract theory. The problems associated with the application of these ideas are also talked about. Keywords Honest decision making Á Normative hypotheses
of organization ethics Á Information systems Á Info
Ethical problems faced by managers when making information systems related decisions have received increased attention while information technology continue to be become
ubiquitous in our lives. However , there have been only
limited progress inside the development of a framework that
would assist in the application of ordre theories of
business values towards managing ethical concerns in the
information technology (IT) organization environment (Stahl
U. Bose (& )
Finance, Accounting, and Computer Information Systems
Department, School of Houston Downtown,
One Main Avenue, Houston, TEXAS 77002, UNITED STATES
e-mail: [email protected] edu
2008). Three main theories of normative business ethics,
specifically, stockholder theory, stakeholder theory, and interpersonal
contract theory are particularly relevant in this context
(Laudon and Laudon 2009). The stockholder theory posits
that managers should handle ethical complications by taking
actions that improves long-term aktionar value without
violating what the law states or doing fraud or deception. The
stakeholder theory, on the other hand, shows that managers ought to resolve honest problems simply by balancing stakeholder interests with out violating the rights of any stakeholder. Finally, the social contract theory states that managers should strive to increase interpersonal welfare previously mentioned
what it can be in the absence of the existence of corporations without violating the basic guidelines of rights. The purpose of this kind of paper is usually to address problem, ‘‘How can IS managers effectively and accurately evaluate potential ethical problems that in many cases are encountered inside the new technology primarily based business environment? '' In doing so , all of us discuss the usefulness and application of these theories to ISrelated honest problems and develop a decisional framework which can be applied to the analysis of ethical problems
encountered by information devices (IS) managers in the
business business environment. In addition , the challenges
linked to each of these ideas will be looked into.
The information systems ethics materials
In order to develop a framework to evaluate ethical
issues, it is important to consider the values we all uphold
as a society, the ethical principles that we will be guided by, and the function of IT inside the decisions which may have to be made in the
company world. A good example of the beliefs that we as being a
society maintain are found in the Charter of Fundamental
Privileges of the European Union (2000), and can include human
dignity, freedom, democracy, human legal rights protection,
pluralism, nondiscrimination, tolerance, justice, unification, and sexuality equality. These values will be key to the development of all guidelines of the European Union. Of particular interest is Article 8 which highlights protection of private data, and thus is of substantial signiﬁcance in...
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