The special topic calls for papers on the Influence of Media Factors on Ethical Behavior and such papers will appear in Studies in Sociology of Science as a special column.
Affiliated research area: the Morality of Media, Responsibility for Students, the Value of Ethics
As the number of scandals in the business world continue, there seems to be a greater need for ethics training This study looks at some of the known characteristics of information, and the influence those characteristics have on students when it comes to ethical behavior. Mason  developed the PAPA ethics categories, and this study examines the Property category in depth. A set of scenarios was developed around three main constructs: the costs of a product (free or not); the type of product (an MP3 file vs. a test); the medium of a product (digital format or tangible); and the ownership perspective (owned by a friend or owned by the subject). The overall results show students are lacking in ethics, and that there is a difference in ethical behavior when MP3 files are studied.
In addition to the Review and Original Articles by invited speakers, we are inviting you to submit a relevant research paper on the Influence of Media Factors on Ethical Behavior for consideration. Papers will be subject to normal peer review and must comply with the Guide for Authors.
To submit papers to the “The Influence of Media Factors on Ethical Behavior” Special Topic, please go to http://www.cscanada.net. With your submission, please state clearly to the editor that your manuscripts are submitted to the Special Topic the Influence of Media Factors on Ethical Behavior.
Proceedings of the 40th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences - 2007
Related Journals (Special issue):
Studies in Sociology of Science, ISSN 1923-0176 [Print], ISSN 1923-0184 [Online]. http://cscanada.net/index.php/sss/index
The Influence of Media Factors on Ethical Behavior by Wm. Benjamin Martz, Jr and Morgan Shepherd