The Wall Street Journal or Bloomberg BusinessWeek

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Select,  a full-text article from a business publication (such as The Wall Street Journal or Bloomberg BusinessWeek), and write a 2-3 paragraph commentary on business research ethics. What would you do in this situation to conduct business research ethically?

Oct 6th, 2015

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Albergotti and Dwoskin (2014) raise a point of ethical concern on how Facebook uses users’ data especially in doing research. According to their post, Facebook uses the data of its users to conduct research even without the knowledge of its users and without being properly regulated. This is quite unethical given that this giant company has a lot of data from its research and can decide to manipulate it to achieve whichever it wants. If not regulated, it will misuse this data to gain more money and thus the need for better regulation. This act actually raises the concern that this firm still has the data for users in store which may be used in future and who knows if not for worse.

In order to conduct a business research ethically for such an online company like Facebook, there is a great need to be ethical. In this case, the firm must seek the approval of its consumers by either doing an online survey to only the willing customers. Moreover, it should seek approval from regulatory firms in order to be given the guidelines to follow. This will make the firm more ethical than just deciding to use the data which for sure it has and in plenty.

Reference

Albergotti, R. & Dwoskin, E. (2014). Facebook Study Sparks Soul-Searching and Ethical Questions. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved from, http://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-study-sparks-ethical-questions-1404172292


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Oct 6th, 2015

is this from the The Wall Street Journal or Bloomberg BusinessWeek?

Oct 6th, 2015

nevermind thanks

Oct 6th, 2015

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