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|Publication Type||Case Study|
|Year of Publication||2000|
|Authors||Harris, Charles E., Pritchard Michael S., and Rabins Michael J.|
|Keywords||Acknowledging , business , BUSINESS ethics , Employer/Employee , Employer/Employee Relationships , Engineer/Client , Engineer/Client Relationships , ENGINEERING , HONESTY , professional , professional responsibility , quality|
Phillip 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.
Case 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
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|Abbreviated Case Name||Wonderful|