Module 1.1: Workplace Ethics in Transnational Contexts

TitleModule 1.1: Workplace Ethics in Transnational Contexts
Publication TypeTeaching Module
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsPeterson, MJ
PublisherUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst
KeywordsENGINEERING , international , International Ethics , professional , professional codes of ethics , SCIENCE
AbstractProfessional codes of ethics are not consistent across countries. Scientists and engineers increasingly work in cross-cultural environments that necessitate skills to negotiate changes in ethical standards in a single, transnational workplace. This module discusses transnational aspects and applications of professional codes of ethics. Includes essays on the Roots of Interconnection: Communications, Transportation and Phases of the Industrial Revolution; the Transnational Aspects of the Ethical Debate, Multinational Corporations in Transnational Accountability; and Resolving Ethical Disagreements. As well as resources outlining the Sources and Extent of Environmental Harm, the UNESCO Description of Engineers’ Work, WFEO’s Model Code of Ethics, and Organizational Diagrams of select Scientific Organizations.
NotesFunding for the International Dimensions of Ethics Education in Science and Engineering Project comes from the National Science Foundation through grant number 0734887. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. Accessed through the Ethics in Science and Engineering National Clearinghouse.
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