From Computer Ethics to Responsible Research and Innovation in ICT: The transition of reference discourses informing ethics-related research in information systems
The discourse concerning computer ethics qualifies as a reference discourse for ethics-related IS research. Theories, topics and approaches of computer ethics are reflected in IS. The paper argues that there is currently a broader development in the area of research governance which is referred to as “responsible research and innovation” (RRI). RRI applied to information and communication technology (ICT) addresses some of the limitations of computer ethics and points towards a broader approach to the governance of science, technology and innovation. Taking this development into account will help IS increase its relevance make optimal use of its established strengths.
Article co-authored by members of the DMU Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility and the Computer Science Department of the University of Oxford Open Access funded by RCUK fund
Citation : Stahl, B.C., Eden, G., Jirotka, M. and Coeckelbergh, M. (2014) From Computer Ethics to Responsible Research and Innovation in ICT: The transition of reference discourses informing ethics-related research in information systems. Information Management. 51 (6), pp. 810-818
ISSN : 0378-7206
Research Group : Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility
Research Institute : Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR)
Peer Reviewed : Yes