Author(s)Balozian, Puzant Yeghia
KeywordsInformation technology -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Lebanon
Information technology -- Social aspects -- Lebanon
Business ethics -- Lebanon
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AbstractIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 74-76).
The information age we live in is still growing and so does the standard of IT ethical behavior of individuals and/or organizations that may lead to either the success of the business or its complete failure and bankruptcy. IT ethics as part of business ethics are taught to individuals in universities and institutions. However, when it comes to practice the ethical standards, we would notice that either those standards are ignored or not emphasized well during educational period. The effect of such ill-behavior is great on the company’s reputation and hence its profitability. This paper studies the differences between the theoretical attitude and the actual common practice by individuals in Lebanon. The sample size of this study was 116 taken from LAU postgraduate students whom are also either managers or employees in their respective fields. It was revealed from this study that some issues in IT ethics were not well respected which may lead to a potential threat to the company’s reputation and hence profitability. The IT flaws discovered from the sample were not really intentional but due to some cultural and managerial habits adopted in Lebanon.
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