Business Ethics and the Electronic Economy

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 24, 2004 - Business & Economics - 248 pages
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The internet and the electronic economy are a technological revolution whose secular importance is apparent. The internet eliminates the temporal and spatial constraints on the exchange of information. It changes deeply the world of production and of labour. It transforms the exchange relationships between producers and consumers as well as between the suppliers within the supply-chain. The electronic economy is able to generate more accurate con sumer profiles and, therefore, a more powerful and effective marketing di rected to the individual consumer. There is no industry that is not undergoing thorough changes caused by the internet. The volume at hand gives an analysis of the internet revolution. It covers questions reaching form the highly controversial thesis of the end of property rights in the internet caused by the non-rivalry of the "consumption" of in formation to questions regarding the repercussions of the internet on our understanding of the human person. Technological changes like the introduction of the electronic economy pose the question of how to handle it and how to manage reasonably its ethi cal problems and dilemmas. The ethical problems and the business ethics of the electronic economy in the fields of production and labour, of consump tion, and in handling trust and the abuse of trust are analysed by the contribu tions from applied ethics and business ethics.
 

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Contents

The Evolution of the EEconomy Consequences for Theory Building in Economics and in the Economy
3
Optimizing Individual Communication Reducing Institutional Communication? The Necessity of a New Form of Business Ethics in the EEconomy Era
34
Changes in the ProducerConsumer Relationship in Electronic Commerce Examples from Book Publishing and Trade
44
The End of Consumption in Information Society
59
Consumer Profiles in ECommerce How Companies Form Identities
77
Virtual Reality as a Problem of the Electronic Economy
86
Ethical Challenges of the Economic Economy
103
Tricksters on the Internet eCommerce Data Mining and the Parallel Context
105
Transcultural Ethics Beyond the Electronic Economy of MTV
144
Consumers vs EBusiness Who Should Pay? An Ethical Discourse on the Right to Privacy
159
Ethical Crisis on the Internet the Case of Licra vs Yahoo
177
A Sketch of Consumer Ethics with Particular Emphasis on Virtual Options
209
Building Consumer Trust in Online Markets
223
List of Authors
237
Index of Names
241
Copyright

Power Redistribution and Ethical Challenges in ECommerce
125

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About the author (2004)

Peter Fischer is an industrial psychologist and psychotherapist. He is the founder of FischerGroupInternational, a consulting firm with offices around the world. For more than 15 years he has supported senior executives in taking over new assignments, in change processes, and in personal transitions.