A Case Study of Conflicting Interests: Flemish Engineers Involved in Environmental Impact Assessment

TitleA Case Study of Conflicting Interests: Flemish Engineers Involved in Environmental Impact Assessment
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsHolemans, D
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Volume2
Pagination17-24
Publication Languageeng
AbstractThis article reports of the activities of the working group, Ethics and Engineers, of the Royal Flemish Society of Engineers. More particularly, the ethical problems that engineers face in the preparation of an environmental report are illuminated. Irrespective to which party the engineer belongs, he or she is confronted with the difficult weighting of his or her personal interest, the interests of private companies and last but not least the common good. It is argued that the implementation of a code of ethics and the introduction of courses on engineering ethics into the education of engineers would strengthen the engineer in the fulfillment of his vocation.
NotesCover Date: January 1996.Source Info: 2(1), 17-24. Language: English. Journal Announcement: 31-1. Subject: ECOLOGY; ENGINEERING; ENVIRONMENT; ETHICS; FLEMISH. Update Code: 20090226.
DOI10.1007/BF02639314
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