300hwch05 - Chapter 5 Ethical and Social Issues in the...

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Chapter 5 Ethical and Social Issues in the Digital Firm 5-1 Chapter 5 Ethical and Social Issues in the Digital Firm Multiple-Choice Questions 1. New technologies can be used to a. threaten social values. b. achieve social progress. c. commit crimes. d. all of the above. 2. In the information age, the obligations that individuals and organizations have concerning rights to intellectual property falls within the moral dimension of: a. property rights and obligations. b. system quality. c. accountability and control. d. information rights and obligations. 3. The moral dimensions of the information society: a. are geographically and politically biased. b. are covered by existing laws and customs in most countries. c. are “quality of life” issues. d. cut across individual, social, and political levels of actions. 4. The use of computers to combine data from multiple sources and creating electronic dossiers of detailed information on individuals is called: a. profiling. b. invasion. c. spamming. d. safe harbor. 5. Advances in data storage techniques and rapidly declining storage costs have: a. doubled humanity’s knowledge. b. made universal access possible. c. doubled every 18 months. d. made routine violations of privacy cheap and effective.
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5-2 Ethical and Social Issues in the Digital Firm Chapter 5 6. Ethics is a concern of humans who: a. deal with the feelings of others. b. have freedom of choice. c. are civilized. d. have a religious belief. 7. Accepting the potential costs, duties, and obligations for the decisions you make is referred to as: a. responsibility. b. accountability. c. liability. d. due process. 8. Immanuel Kant’s Categorical Imperative states that: a. if an action cannot be taken repeatedly, then it is not right to be taken at any time. b. one should take the action that produces the least harm or incurs the least cost. c. one can put values in rank order and understand the consequences of various courses of action. d. if an action is not right for everyone to take, it is not right for anyone to take. 9. The ethical “no free lunch” rule states that: a. if an action cannot be taken repeatedly, then it is not right to be taken at any time. b. one should take the action that produces the least harm or incurs the least cost. c. one can put values in rank order and understand the consequences of various courses of action. d. everything is owned by someone else, and that the creator wants compensation for this work. 10.
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2012 for the course FINANCE 780 taught by Professor Scott during the Spring '12 term at Missouri State University-Springfield.

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