Professionals within the IS discipline are increasingly responsible for decisions that can have major, usually unforeseen, impacts on individuals, groups and society. This paper explores how these decisions are generally made, stating that there is a dominant decision style within the IS profession. This style of decision making may not be adequate for decisions that can lead to negativesocietal impacts. The paper concludes with a number of future directions which will help address the problems associated with a dominant decision style
B.K, Byrne and A.T, Wood-Harper, "The Effect Of Analytical Thought On Ethical Issues in the Information Systems Discipline" (1997). AMCIS 1997 Proceedings. 273.