Theoretical Versus Practical Perception of it Ethics in Lebanon

12 Pages Posted: 23 Jun 2011 Last revised: 25 Jun 2011

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Issam Kouatli

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Puzant Balozian

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Date Written: June 22, 2011

Abstract

Objective – The purpose of this paper is to study the gap between the theoretical understanding of IT ethics by individuals and real-life practical ethical/unethical behaviors in Lebanon.

Design/Methodology/approach – Statistical approach adopted where the sample was taken from MBA students (Lebanese American University) whom are effectively managers/employees from different industry sectors in Lebanon.

Findings - It was revealed from this study that some issues in IT ethics were not well respected which may lead to a potential threat to the company’s reputation and hence profitability.

Originality/Value – The statistical approach adopted shows some gap between the theoretical and practical approach of ethical IT behavior. The IT flows discovered from the sample were not really intentional but due to some cultural and managerial habits adopted in Lebanon.

Suggested Citation

Kouatli, Issam and Balozian, Puzant, Theoretical Versus Practical Perception of it Ethics in Lebanon (June 22, 2011). Society of Interdisciplinary Business Research (SIBR) 2011 Conference on Interdisciplinary Business Research, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1869432 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1869432

Issam Kouatli (Contact Author)

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Puzant Balozian

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