The role of ethics in developing professionalism within the global ict community

Clare Victoria Thornley, Sinéad Murnane, Stephen McLaughlin, Marian Carcary, Eileen Doherty, Louise Veling

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    This article investigates the development of Information Communication Technology (ICT) as a global profession with a specific focus on the role of ethics. It addresses three main issues: To what extent ethics contribute to the development of the professional identity of ICT practitioners; what practices and policies can promote the development of ICT ethics; how these practices and policies can usefully be coordinated internationally. Within the European policy framework, professional ethics is seen as one of the four pillars of ICT professionalism, along with: competences; bodies of knowledge; education and training. A diverse range of international stakeholders were consulted on how to develop and implement ethical frameworks in culturally and economically diverse regions. Findings include the need to: be sensitive to the cultural and economic factors of different regions; integrate work on ethics with other aspects of professionalism; promote multiple types of engagement with professional ethics.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)56-71
    Number of pages16
    JournalInternational Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals
    Volume9
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2018

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    Communication
    Education
    Economics
    Professionalism
    Information communication technology
    Professional ethics
    Ethical framework
    European policy
    Cultural factors
    Body of knowledge
    Stakeholders
    Professional identity
    Economic factors

    Keywords

    • Codes of Ethics
    • E-Skills
    • Ethics
    • European Union
    • ICT Professionalism
    • Information Ethics
    • Internationalisation
    • Policy Development
    • Professional Education

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
    • Management of Technology and Innovation

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    Thornley, Clare Victoria ; Murnane, Sinéad ; McLaughlin, Stephen ; Carcary, Marian ; Doherty, Eileen ; Veling, Louise. / The role of ethics in developing professionalism within the global ict community. In: International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals. 2018 ; Vol. 9, No. 4. pp. 56-71.
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