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作者 Martin, Kirsten Edrie MacDonald
書名 Innovating technology, innovating ethics: The good, bad, and ugly of technology-stakeholder relationships
國際標準書號 9780542701085
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說明 220 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 67-05, Section: A, page: 1812
Adviser: R. Edward Freeman
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Virginia, 2006
This dissertation is a grounded theory study focusing on technology---stakeholder relationships---their identification, variation, influences, and effects. I argue that technology-stakeholder relationships have moral implications and that both technology and stakeholders contribute to the relationships. By focusing on the relationships rather than individual actors, the study is decidedly pragmatic and relies upon the concepts of John Dewey to incorporate technology and stakeholders as both instrumental to and consummatory of their relationships
The theoretical findings are threefold. First, the technology-stakeholder approach builds upon Latour's actor-network theory within Science and Technology Studies and Freeman's stakeholder theory within management. Second, I identify factors of both technology and stakeholders that contribute to the changing relationships. Third, I argue the good, bad, and ugly of technology-stakeholder relationships is dependent not upon the degree of change but the balance and legitimacy of the relationship
Technology-stakeholder relationships contain a delegation of duties, responsibilities, and standards with moral implications. When business innovates technology, business innovates ethics. Furthermore, once the ethical implications of innovation are acknowledged, I turn to ask what are the ethics of innovation? Both technology and stakeholders share responsibility for the relationship's goals, duties, responsibilities, and standards
School code: 0246
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 67-05A
主題 Business Administration, Management
Alt Author University of Virginia
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