Morality, Ethics and Reflection: A categorisation of Normative IS Research

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dc.contributor.author Stahl, Bernd Carsten, 1968- en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-16T14:47:56Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-16T14:47:56Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08
dc.identifier.citation Stahl, B.C. (2012) Morality, Ethics and Reflection: A categorisation of Normative IS Research. Journal of the Association for Information Systems 13 (8), pp. 636-656 en
dc.identifier.issn 1536-9323
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/7575
dc.description The Copyright of this article belongs to the Association for Information Systems. en
dc.description.abstract Moral views and perceptions, their ethical evaluation and justification, and practical concerns about how to incorporate them all play important roles in research and practice in the information systems discipline. This paper develops a model of normative issues ranging from moral intuition and explicit morality to ethical theory and meta-ethical reflection. After showing that this normative model is relevant to IS and that it allows an improved understanding of normative issues, the paper discusses these levels of normativity in the context of two of the most prominent normative topics in IS: Privacy and intellectual property. The paper then suggests that a more explicit understanding of the different aspects of normativity would benefit IS research. This would leverage the traditional empirical strengths of IS research and use them to develop research that is relevant beyond the boundaries of the discipline. Such broader relevance could be aimed at the reference disciplines. In particular, moral philosophy could benefit from understanding information technology and its role in organizations in more detail. It could, furthermore, inform policy makers who are increasingly called on to regulate new information technologies. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Association for Information Systems en
dc.subject ethics en
dc.subject morality en
dc.subject information systems en
dc.title Morality, Ethics and Reflection: A categorisation of Normative IS Research en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://aisel.aisnet.org/jais/vol13/iss8/1
dc.researchgroup Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility en
dc.peerreviewed Yes en
dc.ref2014.selected 1367395509_0310680083410_11_2


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