Social, Ethical and Policy Implications of Information Technology

Author: Linda L. Brennan,Victoria Elizabeth Johnson

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781591401681

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Legal and ethical issues have become a standard part of engineering and business schools' curricula. This has not been the case for computer science or management information systems programs, although there has been increasing emphasis on the social skills of these students. This leaves a frightening void in their professional development. Information systems pose unique social challenges, especially for technical professionals who have been taught to think in terms of logic, structures and flows. Social, Ethical and Policy Implications of Information Technology focuses on the human impact of information systems, including ethical challenges, social implications, legal issues, and unintended costs and consequences.
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Global Information Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Author: Tan, Felix B.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1599049406

Category: Computers

Page: 4194

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"This collection compiles research in all areas of the global information domain. It examines culture in information systems, IT in developing countries, global e-business, and the worldwide information society, providing critical knowledge to fuel the future work of researchers, academicians and practitioners in fields such as information science, political science, international relations, sociology, and many more"--Provided by publisher.
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Social, ethical, and policy implications of engineering

selected readings

Author: Joseph R. Herkert

Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

ISBN: 9780780347120

Category: Philosophy

Page: 339

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"In SOCIAL, ETHICAL, AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS OF ENGINEERING, engineers, faculty, and students will find an informative guide to the professional, societal, and ethical responsibilities that face practicing engineers today. Through an integrated approach to the theory of engineering ethics and practical real-world issues, this comprehensive book offers readers an in-depth analysis of technology's current social role. Drawing on readings and case studies first published in IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, this easy-to-read text will develop readers' understanding of the important issues surrounding ""macroethical"" public policy debates, including discussions of sustainable development, public health, risk and product liability, and telecommunications. These cases and readings also provide an opportunity to apply the theory in real-world situations. SOCIAL, ETHICAL, AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS OF ENGINEERING will help students meet the new accreditation criteria for engineering adopted by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). In addition, contemporary issues presented in this far-reaching book will allow students and practicing engineers to gain greater insight into how social and ethical concerns shape contributions to the engineering field. For more information and related articles go towww4.ncsu.edu/unity/users/j/jherkert/jrh.html Professors: To request an examination copy simply e-mail [email protected]" Sponsored by: IEEE Social Implications of Technology Society
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Emerging Technologies and Ethical Issues in Engineering

Papers from a Workshop

Author: National Academy of Engineering

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 030909271X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 166

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Engineers and ethicists participated in a workshop to discuss the responsible development of new technologies. Presenters examined four areas of engineering--sustainability, nanotechnology, neurotechnology, and energy--in terms of the ethical issues they present to engineers in particular and society as a whole. Approaches to ethical issues include: analyzing the factual, conceptual, application, and moral aspects of an issue; evaluating the risks and responsibilities of a particular course of action; and using theories of ethics or codes of ethics developed by engineering societies as a basis for decision making. Ethics can be built into the education of engineering students and professionals, either as an aspect of courses already being taught or as a component of engineering projects to be examined along with research findings. Engineering practice workshops can also be effective, particularly when they include discussions with experienced engineers. This volume includes papers on all of these topics by experts in many fields. The consensus among workshop participants is that material on ethics should be an ongoing part of engineering education and engineering practice.
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Online Research Methods in Urban and Planning Studies: Design and Outcomes

Design and Outcomes

Author: Silva, Carlos Nunes

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466600756

Category: Political Science

Page: 489

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"This book provides an overview of online research methods in urban and planning studies, exploring and discussing new digital tools and Web-based research methods, as well as the scholarly, legal, and ethical challenges associated with their use"--Provided by publisher.
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IT Outsourcing: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Author: St.Amant, Kirk

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1605667714

Category: Computers

Page: 2511

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"This book covers a wide range of topics involved in the outsourcing of information technology through state-of-the-art collaborations of international field experts"--Provided by publisher.
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Ethical Issues of Information Systems

Author: Salehnia, Ali

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781931777278

Category: Computers

Page: 314

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Understanding, appreciating and taking corrective steps to maintain and enhance social and ethical responsibility in the information age is important not only because of our increased dependence on information and communication technologies, but also because information and communication technologies pose complex challenges. Ethical Issues of Information Systems strives to address these pertinent issues. This scholarly and academic book provides insight on many topics of debate and discussion in the field and lends the most recent research in the field of IT ethics and social responsibility.
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The Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics

Author: Kenneth E. Himma,Herman T. Tavani

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

ISBN: 9780471799597

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 704

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This handbook provides an accessible overview of the most important issues in information and computer ethics. It covers: foundational issues and methodological frameworks; theoretical issues affecting property, privacy, anonymity, and security; professional issues and the information-related professions; responsibility issues and risk assessment; regulatory issues and challenges; access and equity issues. Each chapter explains and evaluates the central positions and arguments on the respective issues, and ends with a bibliography that identifies the most important supplements available on the topic.
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Uberveillance and the Social Implications of Microchip Implants: Emerging Technologies

Emerging Technologies

Author: Michael, M.G.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466645830

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 509

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"This book presents case studies, literature reviews, ethnographies, and frameworks supporting the emerging technologies of RFID implants while also highlighting the current and predicted social implications of human-centric technologies"--Provided by publisher.
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Information Security and Ethics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Author: Nemati, Hamid

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1599049384

Category: Education

Page: 4478

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Presents theories and models associated with information privacy and safeguard practices to help anchor and guide the development of technologies, standards, and best practices. Provides recent, comprehensive coverage of all issues related to information security and ethics, as well as the opportunities, future challenges, and emerging trends related to this subject.
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