Provides a framework for identifying and analyzing the ethical and political issues through the various possibilities of information technology (IT) is triggered. Defined ten IT functions (access, capture, speed, duration / storage. Copying, tracking, monitoring, data recombination job redesign and supplier performance) and against five leading questions that can trigger it (privacy, ownership, control, accuracy be mapped, and security). These five questions will be against four policy that mapped mi … Read more »

Provides a framework for identifying and analyzing the ethical and political issues through the various possibilities of information technology (IT) is triggered. Defined ten IT functions (access, capture, speed, duration / storage. Copying, tracking, monitoring, data recombination job redesign and supplier performance) and against five leading questions that can trigger it (privacy, ownership, control, accuracy be mapped, and security). These five questions are then (data, policy intellectual property rights, the rights of workers and competitiveness) mapped against four policy areas that could appeal it. Key questions are raised and several examples of the impact of IT on management decisions are presented. Finally, four models of ethical analysis are proposed as possible tools for approaching these executives choices: stakeholder analysis, utilitarian goal-based analysis, rights-based analysis, and duty-based analysis. Useful in an introduction to the management of IT as well as in a business ethics course.
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John J. Sviokla,
Mary Gentile
15 pages.
Publication Date: Feb 15, 1990. Prod #: 190130-PDF-ENG
Information Technology in Organizations: Emerging Issues in Ethics and Politics HBR case solution

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