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Is Ethical Behavior Good for Business?
January/February 2012 (vol. 14 no. 1)
pp. 10-11
Keith W. Miller, University of Illinois at Springfield

Is ethical behavior good for business? In pondering this question, consider what "good for business" actually means. Is it just increased profits, or something more? Does being known as an ethical IT professional offer a competitive advantage? Here, Keith Miller critically examines these and related questions.

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3. M. Davis, "Thinking Like an Engineer: The Place of a Code of Ethics in the Practice of a Profession," Philosophy & Public Affairs, vol. 20, no. 2, 1991, pp. 150–167.

Index Terms:
Keywords: Ethics, business, profits, ethical behavior, information technology
Citation:
Keith W. Miller, "Is Ethical Behavior Good for Business?," IT Professional, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 10-11, Jan.-Feb. 2012, doi:10.1109/MITP.2012.11
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