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Relational Ethics, Global Business, and Information and Communications Technology: Interconnections Explored

Relational Ethics, Global Business, and Information and Communications Technology: Interconnections Explored
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Author(s): Andrew Creed (Deakin University, Australia), Ambika Zutshi (Deakin University, Australia) and Jane Ross (University of Maryland University College, USA)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 4
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.ch165
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378

Abstract

This paper explores, through practitioner experience and literature review, the impact of increased use of information technology in a global business environment on relational ethics. These three variables interact in a dynamic field that supports and challenges global managers in entrepreneurial endeavors. While information and communication technology (ICT) is rapidly expanding, the opportunities for global business and relational ethics affects, and is affected by, the interconnections. Drawing on experiences from daily practice, current literature, and insights gained from a relational approach to ethics, readers are invited to reflect on the ways that relationships influence ethical actions—and outcomes—and how they can be improved. This analysis exposes the critical issues, develops a general framework and makes recommendations for ways to work with and further develop the interconnections between global business, ICT and relational ethics.

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