Whatever happened to information systems ethics? Caught between the devil and the deep blue sea

Adam, AE 2004, 'Whatever happened to information systems ethics? Caught between the devil and the deep blue sea' , in: Information systems research : relevant theory and informed practice , IFIP International Federation for Information Processing, 143 , Springer, pp. 159-174.

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This paper explores the development of information systems and computer ethics along separate trajectories over the 20 years since the first Manchester Conference, and ponders how things might have been and could be different. Along each trajectory, the challenge of aligning theory and practice has stimulated much research. We evaluate some of this research with respect to this alignment, discuss ethical theories and behavior, and explore the role of education in the development of practitioners who can and do behave ethically. We recommend the inclusion of the ethics of care, and more research into the teaching and learning of ethics as part of the personal journey of students, teachers, and practitioners.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Kaplan, B, Truex, D, Wastell, D, Wood-Harper, T and DeGross, JI
Themes: Subjects / Themes > Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources
Subjects / Themes > B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Publisher: Springer
Refereed: Yes
Series Name: IFIP International Federation for Information Processing
ISBN: 9781402080944
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2008 13:52
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 22:03
URI: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/848

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