A conceptual model of practitioners' attitude toward unethical IT use

Sutirtha Chatterjee, Joseph S Valacich

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Abstract

Given the growing concerns about unethical usage of Information Technology (IT) becoming a major security concern, this research-in-progress paper conceptually models IS practitioner (professional) attitude toward unethical IT use. Based on the ethical notions of universalism and particularism, it argues for a two-dimensional analysis to judge development of attitude toward using IT unethically: understand the IS professional as a human being subscribing to universal principles and understand the IS professional as rooted to an organizational community of practice. Through its articulation of two powerful lenses of universalism and particularism, this paper contributes by understanding how philosophical perspectives of ethics can inform our understanding of IS security. Finally, the paper discusses future research and practice implications arising out of this conceptual treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication15th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2009, AMCIS 2009
Pages340
Number of pages1
Volume1
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event15th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2009, AMCIS 2009 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 6 2009Aug 9 2009

Other

Other15th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2009, AMCIS 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period8/6/098/9/09

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Information technology
particularism
universalism
information technology
dimensional analysis
Lenses
moral philosophy
human being
community

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences

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Chatterjee, S., & Valacich, J. S. (2009). A conceptual model of practitioners' attitude toward unethical IT use. In 15th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2009, AMCIS 2009 (Vol. 1, pp. 340)

A conceptual model of practitioners' attitude toward unethical IT use. / Chatterjee, Sutirtha; Valacich, Joseph S.

15th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2009, AMCIS 2009. Vol. 1 2009. p. 340.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Chatterjee, S & Valacich, JS 2009, A conceptual model of practitioners' attitude toward unethical IT use. in 15th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2009, AMCIS 2009. vol. 1, pp. 340, 15th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2009, AMCIS 2009, San Francisco, CA, United States, 8/6/09.
Chatterjee S, Valacich JS. A conceptual model of practitioners' attitude toward unethical IT use. In 15th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2009, AMCIS 2009. Vol. 1. 2009. p. 340
Chatterjee, Sutirtha ; Valacich, Joseph S. / A conceptual model of practitioners' attitude toward unethical IT use. 15th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2009, AMCIS 2009. Vol. 1 2009. pp. 340
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