Corporate Digital Responsibility: Approaches of the Leading IT Companies

Jones, Peter ORCID: 0000-0002-9566-9393 and Comfort, Daphne (2021) Corporate Digital Responsibility: Approaches of the Leading IT Companies. In: Handbook of Research on Digital Transformation, Industry Use Cases, and the Impact of Disruptive Technologies. IGI Global, pp. 231-248. ISBN 9781799877127 (In Press)

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Abstract

Digital technology is reshaping businesses across much of the world, but as companies introduce digital technologies into their business activities, they are facing new sets of responsibilities. While many businesses have enthusiastically embraced the economic benefits of these digital technologies, the social and environmental impacts of these developments have received much less attention. With this in mind, this chapter reviews how the leading information technology companies publicly address their social and environmental responsibilities. The chapter includes an outline of digital technologies and their potential social dimensions and environmental impacts, a brief review of the emerging academic and professional literature to provide some reference and context for the review, details of the method of enquiry and frame of reference adopted by the authors, a review of how the leading information technology companies publicly reported on their social and environmental digital responsibilities, and some general reflections on these social and environmental responsibilities.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD2321 Industry
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Gloucestershire Business School > Marketing, Events, Hospitality and Tourism
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2021 09:27
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2021 12:03
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/10180

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