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Management and the Technology Professional

Ethical analysis with consideration for professional codes of conduct, intellectual property contracts, legislative frameworks and the decision process









What are the most effective methods to:







Ethics are frameworks and demands.


Ethics are frameworks and demands





Ethics evolve through reflection.


Ethics evolve through reflection





Professional codes of conduct improve predictability and trust for groups and organizations.


Professional codes of conduct improve predictability and trust for groups and organizations





Professional codes of conduct evolve through reflection.


Professional codes of conduct evolve through reflection





Ethics encourage a higher standard of actions.


Ethics encourage a higher standard of actions





Intellectual property depends on basic concepts of value.


Intellectual property depends on basic concepts of value




Different types of work may provide different types of value





How would you explain and support your responses to the questions below?


Value associated with a product or service vary widely





Common legal mechanisms to transfer value:






Common open source software license contracts:






What are the common formats of these legal tools?






What are the issues with having these legal tools in digital formats?






Who receives the most benefits from the use of these legal tools?






Several decision making techniques.


Compare and contrast technique




Investigation technique




Process or procedure technique





Incrementalism is the limitation caused by the tendency to select a choice that is only slightly different than a similar decision in the past.


Incrementalism is the limitation caused by the tendency to select a choice that is only slightly different than a similar decision in the past





Bounded rationality refers to the condition where a decision is analyzed assuming people are acting rationally when the reality is that people often have insufficient information and may act emotionally rather than rationally.


Bounded rationality refers to the condition where a decision is analyzed assuming people are acting rationally when the reality is that people often have insufficient information and may act emotionally rather than rationally





Cognitive bias refers to the condition that decision analysis and decision making is dependent on the knowledge and bias of the decision maker. Often, it is difficult for the decision maker to observe or identify their own cognitive bias. Increased self-awareness and feedback from others improve the ability to compensate for cognitive bias.

Common factors that contribute to cognitive bias:


Cognitive bias refers to the condition that decision analysis and decision making is dependent on the knowledge and bias of the decision maker





Satisficing decisions select the first choice that satisfies the decision criteria and requires the least effort.

Satisficing decisions are particularly common in situations when choices are available in a sequential and time limited manner.


Satisficing decisions selects the first choice that satisfies the decision criteria and requires the least effort





Are there any decisions that do not involve ethics?