Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 90, Supplement 4, pp 649–659 | Cite as

Network Ethics: Information and Business Ethics in a Networked Society

  • Luciano Floridi


This article brings together two research fields in applied ethics – namely, information ethics and business ethics– which deal with the ethical impact of information and communication technologies but that, so far, have remained largely independent. Its goal is to articulate and defend an informational approach to the conceptual foundation of business ethics, by using ideas and methods developed in information ethics, in view of the convergence of the two fields in an increasingly networked society.


business agent business process ethical principles information ethics infosphere networked society network ethics profit 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Chair in Philosophy of Information, UNESCO Chair in Information and Computer Ethics, and GPI, Department of PhilosophyUniversity of HertfordshireHertfordshireU.K.
  2. 2.Faculty of Philosophy and IEGUniversity of OxfordOxfordU.K.

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