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Customer relationship management information systems (CRM-IS) and the realisation of moral agency

Bull, C and Adam, A 2010, 'Customer relationship management information systems (CRM-IS) and the realisation of moral agency' , Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, 8 (2) , pp. 164-177.

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine how the design of characteristics and use of practices incorporated in customer relationship management information systems (CRM-IS) impact on the expression and realisation of moral agency within organisations. Design/methodology/approach – The paper draws on the findings from an in-depth UK case study of a CRM-IS implementation. Findings: The paper finds that some characteristics and practices within CRM-IS can restrict the expression and realisation of moral agency in organisational life, resulting in a number of problems. For a greater consideration of MacIntyre's virtue ethics approach in order to respond to such challenges is argued. Originality/value: The paper offers a relatively rare insight into the significance of the ethical issues arising from the organisational use of CRM-IS and strategies. The paper should be of interest to managers, computer professionals and academics.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Research
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society
Publisher: Emerald
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1477-996X
Depositing User: AE Adam
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2011 11:29
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:17
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/18909

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