Business Ethics and the Electronic Economy

  • Peter Koslowski
  • Christoph Hubig
  • Peter Fischer
Conference proceedings

Part of the Studies in Economic Ethics and Philosophy book series (SEEP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Understanding the Internet-Revolution

  3. Ethical Challenges of the Economic Economy

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 237-250

About these proceedings


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.


Business Ethics E-Business E-Commerce Economic Ethics Electronic Business Electronic Commerce Electronic Economy Internet Revolution Trade ethics

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Koslowski
    • 1
  • Christoph Hubig
    • 2
  • Peter Fischer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyFree University AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Institute of Philosophy Department of Theory of Science and Philosophy of TechnologyInstitute of PhilosophyStuttgartGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-06055-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-06189-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-2707
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-2723
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