Coulthard, Darryl 2008, Ethics for IT : a short Weberian excursus, in AiCE 2008 : Conference proceedings of AiCE 2008, Melbourne, 11 February, 2008 : fifth Australian Institute of Computer Ethics Conference, School of Information Systems, Deakin University, Melbourne, Vic., pp. 57-62.
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AiCE 2008 : Conference proceedings of AiCE 2008, Melbourne, 11 February, 2008 : fifth Australian Institute of Computer Ethics Conference
Australian Institute of Computer Ethics Conference
School of Information Systems, Deakin University
Place of publication
The paper uses the famous conclusion of Max Weber's Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism to open up the debate about ethics and the role of the professional. The paper identifies the key concerns of Weber in his conclusion and considers the implications for the development of IT ethics and the IT professional and the development of a professional response.