Working Overtime

TitleWorking Overtime
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsHarris, CE, Pritchard, MS, Rabins, MJ
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsBRIBERY , Bribery and Extortion , business , BUSINESS ethics , Conflict , Conflict of Interest , conflicts , ENGINEERING , quality , RESPONSIBILITY
AbstractA young brilliant engineer without much experience in industry, spends a number of weeks working late in order to solve a problem with quality control in the plastic parts his department produces. He works with the representative of a vendor for a raw material used in the production of this part in order to improve the batch to batch color consistency of this part. In thanks, the vendor representative takes the engineer and his wife out for an expensive dinner in compensation. Later, when this same vendor representative invites him to join a ski trip the engineer agrees, he agrees to go.
NotesCase from Harris, Charles, Michael Pritchard and Michael Rabins. Engineering Ethics: Concepts and Cases. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 2000. Available from website
Abbreviated Case NameWorking Overtime
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