Wonderful Development?

TitleWonderful Development?
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsHarris, CE, Pritchard, MS, Rabins, MJ
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsAcknowledging , business , BUSINESS ethics , Employer/Employee , Employer/Employee Relationships , Engineer/Client , Engineer/Client Relationships , ENGINEERING , HONESTY , professional , professional responsibility , quality
AbstractPhillip is an engineer at a small company who designs and produces parts for larger products sold by other companies. While under contract to design and produce a complex component for the company GFI, Phillip comes up with a design with which he is not entirely happy, but GFI is quite pleased with the design and wants to move forward with further production of the parts. When Phillip thinks he has come up with a solution to further improve the design, he is unsure if he should take the time to investigate this idea, and if his solution does work, if they should try the new parts to this design specification, especially because this new design raises the overall cost of the part.
NotesCase from Harris, Charles, Michael Pritchard and Michael Rabins. Engineering Ethics: Concepts and Cases. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 2000. Available from website http://www.bsyse.wsu.edu/pitts/be120/Handouts/cases.htm
Abbreviated Case NameWonderful
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