The Role of Information Technology in Fulfilling the Promise of Corporate Social Responsibility
Salb, D., Friedman, H. H., Friedman, L.W. (2011). The role of information technology in fulfilling the promise of corporate social responsibility. Computer and Information Science, 4(4), 2-9, July 2011.
8 Pages Posted: 21 Jan 2014
Date Written: July 1, 2011
Young people today want to work at a meaningful job and make a difference in the world. Information technology (IT) is an effective enabler for all sorts of business strategies, so it comes as no surprise that IT is useful for implementing a firm's corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative as well. The computer professional of the twenty-first century has the tools, training, and talent to be involved in strategic decision making that will have a lasting impact on society. Computer technology can be used to increase profits; but it can also be used to enhance the workplace, create adaptations for disabled employees, create educational opportunities that bridge the digital divide, improve business ethics, and help society.
Keywords: Corporate social responsibility, ethics, digital divide, employees with disabilities, environment
JEL Classification: A13, B11, D63, J7, J78, K00, K40, M5, M14, N00, N01
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