American Journal of Applied Sciences

A Rubber Band Ethics Model for Computing and Information Technology Practices

Mahmoud Iskandarani, Ghaleb El-Refae and Shorouq F. El-Etter

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2006.1910.1915

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 3, Issue 7

Pages 1910-1915


An innovative model for analyzing and describing the role of ethics and the manner in which it is applied in the general field of information technology is presented. Current practices and existing behavior rules that are related to economical and social issues are discussed with specific reference to computing technologies such as the internet. A theoretical model for computing and controlling drifts in ethical practices is then delivered to account for continuously changing socio-economical factors. The circle-ellipse model used proved to be a new and innovative yet simple way for predicting and analyzing ethics in an ever developing environment.


© 2006 Mahmoud Iskandarani, Ghaleb El-Refae and Shorouq F. El-Etter. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.