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Indicative markers of leadership provided by ICT professional bodies in the promotion and support of ethical conduct

Sandy, Geoffrey A., Hall, Maria Jean J. and Bellucci, Emilia 2007, Indicative markers of leadership provided by ICT professional bodies in the promotion and support of ethical conduct, in ACIS 2007 : Proceedings of the 18th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, ACIS, [Toowoomba, Qld ], pp. 92-99.

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Title Indicative markers of leadership provided by ICT professional bodies in the promotion and support of ethical conduct
Author(s) Sandy, Geoffrey A.
Hall, Maria Jean J.
Bellucci, Emilia
Conference name Australasian Conference on Information Systems (18th: 2007: Toowoomba, Qld.)
Conference location Toowoomba, Qld.
Conference dates 5-7 Dec. 2007
Title of proceedings ACIS 2007 : Proceedings of the 18th Australasian Conference on Information Systems
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2007
Conference series Australasian Conference on Information Systems
Start page 92
End page 99
Publisher ACIS
Place of publication [Toowoomba, Qld ]
Keyword(s) ethical leadership markers
ethical conduct
information and communications technology professional body
Summary Most countries with a mature Information and Communications Technology (ICT industry have at least one professional body (PB) that claims to represent its members working with such technology. Other ICT PBs operate in the international arena. These PBs may differ in membership criteria, jurisdiction and even objectives but all profess to promote high ethical and professional standards. This study seeks to determine the common indicative markers that demonstrate that an ICT PB is offering leadership in identifying, promoting and supporting ethical conduct amongst a variety of constituencies including its own members and beyond. An extensive literature review identified over 200 prospective markers covering a broad range of potential activities of an ICT PB. These were grouped into nine major areas: ethical professional practice; continuous professional development; research and publication; education of future professionals; members’ career development; social obligations; professional engagement; preserving professional dignity/ reputation and regulation of the profession. These markers were arranged hierarchically in a word processing document referred to as a “marker template”. An analysis of selected ICT PBs websites was undertaken to confirm and refine the template. It will be used in the future for a comparative study of how professional bodies offer leadership to their various constituencies in the area of ethical conduct.
Notes Reproduced with the specific permission of the copyright owner.
ISBN 9780909756963
0909756961
Language eng
Field of Research 080699 Information Systems not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2007, ACIS
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30032776

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