Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsHarris, CE, Pritchard, MS, Rabins, MJ
Publication Languageeng
Keywordsbusiness , BUSINESS ethics , Competence , Diversity , Employer/Employee , Employer/Employee Relationships , ENGINEERING , Organizational , Women
AbstractThough Darnell Inc. has a strong commitment to affirmative action, few women are in senior positions. Partly this is because of the widespread skepticism at Darnell that women are well suited for the responsibilities that come with senior positions. Judy Harrison is eager for this perception to change. One of her friends, Catherine Morris, is currently up for a promotion in the company, however, Judy worries that Catherine may not have the strong leadership qualities or organizational skills that will be needed for this senior position. She fears that if Catherine fails at this postion, it will be a setback that could affect other women at Darnell.
NotesCase from Harris, Charles, Michael Pritchard and Michael Rabins. Engineering Ethics: Concepts and Cases. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 2000. Available from the Wadsworth website.
Abbreviated Case NamePromotion
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