BUSS207  BUSINESS ETHICS IN IT.

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2018/2019
EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF BUSINESS IN
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
BUSS207 BUSINESS ETHICS IN IT
FULL TIME/PART TIME/DISTANCE LEARNING
DATE: APRIL, 2019 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question One & ANY OTHER TWO questions.

QUESTION ONE (COMPULSORY)
a) Discuss the forces that account for increased corporate governance in business
organizations (6Marks)
b) Differentiate between ethics and morality (4Marks)
c) Describe the essential elements relating to conduct that identify a professional activity
(4 Marks).
d) Using relevant examples describe at least four ethical principles (4 Marks)
e) Discuss the moral obligations incurred through becoming a member of a professional body
such as the Computer Society of Kenya, and how would you justify these moral
obligations? (4 Marks)
f) Discuss the ethical and moral issues raised by creating and distributing malware, such as
computer viruses, worms, Trojan horse software and (6 Marks)
g) Explain why the term business ethics is considered and oxymoron (2Marks)
QUESTION TWO
a) Explain the measures that the Chief Executive Officer of a company can put in place to prevent
external whistle blowing (4Marks)
b) Discuss the ethical issues that arise from the practice of industrial espionage (10Marks)
c) “Insider trading may be legal or illegal depending on the circumstances”. Discuss this statement
(6Marks)

QUESTION THREE
a) As an ethical business you need to look at different areas social of responsibility. Using the
areas identify below explain examples unethical practices that may arise for each and how
an ethical organisation would deal with the issues (12 Marks)
i. Responsibility towards Environment
ii. Responsibility towards Customers
iii. Responsibility towards Employees
iv. Responsibility towards Investors
b) Yearley, Science, Technology and Social Change mentions the uneven success that modern
apparatus and technique have had in ‘modernizing’ underdeveloped countries. In many
underdeveloped economies, ‘the modern elements in the economy have frequently served to
widen the gap between rich and poor’. In your opinion will this divide ever be bridged
(8 Marks)
QUESTION FOUR
a) Sarbanes and Oxley Act has a greater focus on improved corporate governance and stronger
ethics. Discuss how successful it has been in these areas (10 Marks)
b) In your view is software piracy a morality issues or legal issue. Justify your answer
(6Marks)
c) Describe the relevance of e-waste management (4Marks)
QUESTION FIVE
a) Discuss the morality of creating machines capable of making human labour obsolete.
(8 Marks)
b) Explain what globalization is and how it has been supported by developments in
information technology. (6 Marks)
c) Discuss whether the Internet brings people together, or they are isolated as they all sit in
front of their computers? (6Marks)

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