According to Smith’s ethics and information systems article “ groups typically include stockholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the local community” (Smith, H. (2004). In Ipremier case, the stakeholders that will be affected by this crisis are their customers who has been using the website for many years and who has their credit card information and their data are already in the website and could be access by the customer’s database. What’s at stake for the customers is that their information will be stolen and there would be a possibility of Identity theft and fraud. Also, their credit card information would be revealed and easily stolen and they would lose a lot of money and trust with the Ipremier company’s website and look for another company. Employees of Ipremier company are at stake as well, because they might lose their job and their information will be disclosed to whoever attacked the website and all their success would go to waste. If we focus on the stakeholder theory then the executives must respect the rights of any individual stakeholder that is involved within the company and affected by this crisis and also consider all the interests of the stakeholders and include them in the decision making process (Smith, H. …show more content…
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