Engineering Ethics, Individuals, and Organizations

TitleEngineering Ethics, Individuals, and Organizations
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsDavis, M
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Publication Languageeng
AbstractThis article evaluates the criticism that teachers of engineering ethics devote too much time to individual decisions and not enough time to social context. Proponents of this argument state that teachers should spend more class time on the following six areas: (1) the culture of organizations; (2) the organization of organizations; (3) the legal environment of organizations; (4) the role of professions in organizations; (5) the role of organizations in professions; or (6) the political environment of organizations. After reviewing these subjects, the author concludes that these subjects are indeed being included in courses on engineering ethics, and that there is no obvious way whether to see if these subjects are actually being given due attention.
NotesCover Date: January 2006.Source Info: 12(2 Special Issue), 223-231. Language: English. Journal Announcement: 40-4. Subject: CULTURE; ENGINEERING ETHICS; ETHICS; ORGANIZATION; SOCIAL SCIENCES; TEACHING. Update Code: 20090226.
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