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Chapter XV. Ethics and E-Business: An Ox... > The Concept of Ethical Governance

The Concept of Ethical Governance

“In the new economy, where knowledge, not equipment, drives profits, employees can no longer be considered ’outsiders’. They are the source of competitive advantage” (McGarvey, 2001).

Most organisations (be they e-businesses or more traditional businesses) utilise labour. There are many ethical implications and responsibilities when dealing with labour. Ethical issues arise in the areas of equal opportunity, equity, disability, anti-discrimination, racial vilification, privacy of employees and whistleblowing. E-business has to contend with these issues just as a traditional business would.


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