Socially Responsible IT Management

June, 2002


Addressing issues of social responsibility in information technology has been a long and complicated process. Since computers are an essential part of modern society, responsible organizations must take specific actions to mitigate, as much as possible, negative consequences for people, organizations, and the environment. This report outlines ten principles of socially responsible information technology management. The background of each principle is examined and supporting information as to the importance of the principle is provided, along with methods to analyze the economic benefits that can be gained by adhering to the principle. There are practical and actionable steps are in each chapter to help managers develop their own solutions. (87 pp., 11 charts.)