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Title: Testing an ethical decision-making theory: The case of softlifting
Authors: Thong, J.Y.L. 
Yap, C.-S. 
Keywords: Computer ethics
Ethical decision-making
Softlifting
Software piracy
Issue Date: Jun-1998
Citation: Thong, J.Y.L.,Yap, C.-S. (1998-06). Testing an ethical decision-making theory: The case of softlifting. Journal of Management Information Systems 15 (1) : 213-237. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: There is a lack of both theoretical and empirical research on the process of ethical decision making in the domain of information systems (IS). As a step in this direction, we describe and test a general ethical decision-making theory developed in the marketing discipline. We conducted a study on the ethical decision-making process of 243 entry-level IS professionals with regard to softlifting - that is, illegal copying of software for personal use. The results show support for the applicability of the tested ethical decision-making theory to the domain of IS, specifically in the context of softlifting. Entry-level IS professionals were found to use both deontological and teleological evaluations to arrive at an ethical judgment of a moral issue. Subsequently, moral intention to pursue softlifting behavior is primarily determined by the ethical judgment. These findings have implications for both research and practice.
Source Title: Journal of Management Information Systems
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/99430
ISSN: 07421222
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