Conceptualizing Ethical Moral Capacity for Sustainable Decision Making about Public Energy Technology

Wednesday, 18 July 2018: 18:45
Oral Presentation
Jabeen M. MUSARRAT, National Defence University, Pakistan
National level acquisition and application of energy technology impacts the general people. The technology to improve the quality of life of general public is public technology. Ethical Moral Capacity (EMC) of decision makers takes to sustainable position available to the decision making process for public technology. Mostly decision support systems are comprised of information technology, economic, socio-political, or aptitude dynamics; while ignoring the dynamic of EMC of decision makers. EMC connotes the sense of care in the decision makers’ thought, word and action would impact the relative individual, group, society or nation in space and time. EMC implies to make and act right decisions. The enhanced level of EMC may help to acquire better public technology. The assumption sets to harness the question: How to enhance EMC for sustainable decision making to acquire and apply public technology? The specific objective of this study is to explore the link between EMC and sustainable decision making and to assess the manifestation of EMC trend for acquisition and application of technology. The study utilizes the Focused Delphi to explore the link between EMC and sustainable decision making; and Delphi Exploratory measures the manifestation of EMC among the decision makers for sustainable decision making in contact to energy technology. EMC is offered here as an unrecognized conceptualization in the field of decision making and technology. The study would be an addition in the ethics and technology literature.