Professionalism in the Information and Communication Technology Industry
- Title page
- Imprint and copyright information
- 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. Professialism
- 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 licence 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
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