Responsible Management of Information Systems

Responsible Management of Information Systems

eBook - 2004
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Responsible Management of Information Systems discusses the question how can information systems be used and managed in a responsible manner. It does so by first defining the central concepts of information systems as the business use of information technology and the underlying concepts of ethics and morality. The term responsibility is introduced as a mediation of ethics and morality and a promising approach to normative questions. After demonstrating that the traditional notion of responsibility runs into many problems when applied to information systems the book develops a new, a reflective theory of responsibility. This theory that emphasizes the central characteristics of responsibility, namely openness, consequentialism, and teleology, is then applied to normative problems in information systems. It is shown that with the use of this theory the central moral and legal problems of information systems such as privacy or intellectual property can be successfully addressed.

Blackwell North Amer
This book discusses the question of how information systems can be used and managed in a responsible manner. Normative problems such as intellectual property, privacy, power distribution etc. are at the heart of many of the problems faced by users and managers of information systems. Responsible Management of Information Systems offers a novel approach to addressing these problems. This book takes these problems seriously but avoids the pitfall of ethical simplicity as expressed by some of the current approaches to computer or information ethics.

Publisher: Hershey, PA : Idea Group Pub., c2004
ISBN: 9781591401735
1591401739
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 257 p.)

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