Understanding unethical behaviors in online environments
Charki, Mohamed Hédi; Josserand, Emmanuel; Boukef-Charki, Nabila (2010), Understanding unethical behaviors in online environments, in Toombs, Leslie, Academy of Management Proceedings 2010, Academy of Management. http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2010.54485863
TypeCommunication / Conférence
Conference title70th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
Book titleAcademy of Management Proceedings 2010
Book authorToombs, Leslie
Series titleAcademy of Management Proceedings
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Abstract (EN)The article explores how actors interpret and deal with the unethical use of new technology in an online environment, such as online reverse auctions (ORA). The interpretation subtleties of technology initiators, buyers and suppliers are presented through interviews. Unethical behaviors associated with ORA use include repetitive re-bidding to drive prices down, allowing unqualified bidders to bid, and reduced product quality to preserve profit margins. Such behaviors are said to have led ORA to be negative or coercive technology. ORA has also been described as the technology that has raised the greatest number of ethical concerns in electronic commerce.
Subjects / KeywordsHigh technology; Auctions; Electronic commerce; Profit margins; Bidders; Internet sales
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