The study of ethics is unarguably a key component of Management Information Systems (MIS) education. From the early days of the discipline, concerns abounded that computing and information were fraught with the possibility of misuse, leading the profession to determine that it had an obligation to do its utmost to encourage ingrained ethical practice. I propose a new approach to ethics teaching in Management Information Systems, one that addresses the need to inculcate habits of ethical thought as an integral part of the design, deployment and use of Management Information Systems. Students would learn the necessity of including ethical analysis at the beginning rather than at the end of MIS initiatives because ethics would be presented as “built in”, an essential organic element of major MIS topics. The habits of ethical thought would be supported by introducing students to models and frameworks using a dialogic approach.
Vowels, Susan A., "ETHICS BUILT IN: A DIALOGIC APPROACH TO MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS ETHICS EDUCATION" (2013). SAIS 2013Proceedings. 38.