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Intelligent Collaboration: The Paradox of “Ethical Agency” and “Corporate Governance”

Intelligent Collaboration: The Paradox of “Ethical Agency” and “Corporate Governance”
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Author(s): Tagelsir Mohamed Gasmelseid (King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 3
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch397
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378


The unprecedented technological developments witnessed in the 21st centuary have been accompanied with a growing importance of “information ethics”due to their far-reaching effects especially for global transactions. Such importance has also moved a wide range of “issues” to the front line agenda of enterprises. The measures used to approach the resulting or potential “ethical dilemma” continued to be oriented towards the minimization of threats and improving privacy through technological and legal measures. Howevere, the use of advanced intelligent technologies such as software agents technology brings the issue of “ethical agency” to the surface and calls for a “redefinition” and paradigm shifts with regards to the way ‘information ethics” is conceptualized.

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