The Ford Pinto case : a study in applied ethics, business, and technology

TitleThe Ford Pinto case : a study in applied ethics, business, and technology
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsBirsch, D, Fielder, JH
Series TitleSUNY series, case studies in applied ethics, technology, and society;
Paginationxxvi, 312 p.
PublisherState University of New York Press
Place PublishedAlbany, NY
Publication Languageeng
ISBN NumberISBN: 079142233X (alk. p
Accession Number29878231
Call NumberLC: HF5387; Dewey: 338.4
Keywords-- , affaires , automobile.; , business , Cas , Cas, , Case , des , ethics , MORALE , of , Pinto , RESPONSIBILITY , SOCIAL , studies.;
AbstractThis volume discusses the case of the explosion of Ford Pintos due to a defective fuel system design. Bringing together the basic documents needed for researching an informed judgement on Ford's behavior in the case, it discusses the use by Ford of a cost-benefit analysis and the ethics surrounding its decision not to upgrade the fuel system based on this analysis. The five parts of this book cover the case, cost-benefit analysis, whistle blowing, product liability, and government regulations.
Notesill. ; 24 cm.Pinto madness / Mark Dowie -- Ford rebuts Pinto criticism and says article is distorted / The National Underwriter -- The Pinto documents / Lee Patrick Strobel -- The Pinto fuel system / West's California Reporter -- Motor Vehicle Safety Standard, part 571; S 301 -- Investigation report, phase I : alleged fuel tank and filler neck damage in rear-end collision of subcompact passenger cars -- Pinto fires and personal ethics : a script analysis of missed opportunities / Dennis A. Gioia -- Cost-benefit analysis : an ethical critique / Steven Kelman -- Defending cost-benefit analysis : replies to Steven Kelman / James V. Delong ... [et al.] -- Product safety, cost-benefit analysis, and the Ford Pinto case / Douglas Birsch -- Fatalities associated with crash-induced fuel leakage and fires / E.S. Grush, C.S. Saunby -- Ethical responsibilities of engineers in large organizations : the Pinto case / Richard T. De George -- Commentary on "ethical responsibilities of engineers in large organizations : the Pinto case" / Hart T. Mankin -- Whistle blowing, ethical obligation, and the Ford Pinto case / Douglas Birsch -- Marketing and product liability : a review and update / Fred W. Morgan -- Strict products liability and compensatory justice / George G. Brenkert -- Grimshaw v. Ford Motor Company / West's California Reporter -- Profits vs. safety / Francis T. Cullen, William J. Maakestad, Gray Cavender -- Five moral imperatives of government regulation / Peter Barton Hutt -- Regulation : a substitute for morality / Alasdair MacIntyre -- The ethics and politics of automobile regulation / John H. Fielder.Includes bibliographical references and index.edited by Douglas Birsch and John H. Fielder. More Records: Show record informationBook
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