Professionalism in the information and communication technology industry

Professionalism is arguably more important in some occupations than in others. It is vital in some because of the life and death decisions that must be made, for example in medicine. In others the rapidly changing nature of the occupation makes efficient regulation difficult and so the professional...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Authors: Weckert, John, Lucas, Richard (Author)
Other Authors: Selgelid, Michael J. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Canberra, ACT ANU E Press [2013], 2013
Series:Practical ethics and public policy
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Section I. Regulating technology : On the need for professionalism in the ICT industry
  • 1. The fundamental problem of regulating technology
  • Section II. Practitioners' perspectives : An initiation into ICT professionalism
  • 2. The maturing of a profession
  • 3. Some ethical imperatives for the computing profession
  • 4. The uncertainty of ethics in IT
  • Section III. Professionalism : Professions, professionals, and professionalism
  • 5. What is an ICT professional anyway?
  • 6. ICT is not a profession: So what?
  • 7. Being a good computer professional: The advantages of virtue ethics in computing
  • 8. Informed consent in information technology: Improving end user license agreements
  • Section IV. ICT governance : What is good governance?
  • 9. Virtuous IT governance: IT governors can't be virtuous
  • 10. The decision disconnect
  • Section V. Ethics education : The place of ethics in ICT courses
  • 11. Educating for professionalism in ICT: Is learning ethics professional development?
  • 12. Experiential ethics education for IT professionals
  • Section VI. Codes of ethics : Are codes of ethics useful?
  • 13. ICT governance and what to do about the toothless tiger(s): Professional organisations and codes of ethics
  • 14. Business benefits from keeping codes of ethics up to date
  • Section VII. ICT and society : Ethics first or ethics last?
  • 15. Ethical issues of emerging ICT applications
  • a Euro landscape
  • 16. Ethical issue determination, normativity and contextual blindness: Epistemological studies of the limits of formalism in ethics and their consequences for the theory of governance
  • Includes bibliographical references