Global Engineering Ethics by Heinz Luegenbiehl

Global Engineering Ethics

byHeinz Luegenbiehl, Rockwell Clancy

Paperback | June 30, 2017

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Global Engineering Ethics introduces the fundamental themes of ethics in a context specific to engineering, but not to a nation or culture. Numerous case studies from around the world help the reader clearly see their relevance to design, safety and professionalism for engineers. Engineering is increasingly taking place in a global context, with industrial and research teams operating across national and cultural boundaries. This adds a layer of complexity to ethical issues, which are already challenging due to the tensions between economic and safety priorities. This book is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand or communicate the ethics of engineering, particularly in an international environment. Takes a global values approach to engineering ethics, without prioritizing any national culture Uses case studies of engineering projects to explain principles in a relatable practical context Takes a business approach to engineering, emphasizing the extent to which engineering occurs in terms of profit-driven markets, addressing the potential conflicts that arise as a result Provides guidance in analysis procedures for using case studies

About The Author

Heinz Luegenbiehl is professor emeritus at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terra Haute, IN, USA, having had a forty-plus-year distinguished career in research, administration,Rockwell Clancy is a lecturer in engineering ethics and philosophy at the University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong Joint Institute in Shanghai, China, a...

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Title:Global Engineering EthicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:222 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:June 30, 2017Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0128112182

ISBN - 13:9780128112182

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Engineering Ethics from a Global Perspective 2. Working with Cases: The Importance of Concrete Learning 3. Professionalism and Organizations 4. Basic Ethical Principles 5. The Prime Responsibility of Safety 6. The Global Business Environment 7. Cross-Cultural Issues 8. Autonomy 9. Conflicting Duties and Dissent 10. Issues of Broader Concern 11. The Rights of Engineers

Appendix I. List of Principles Studied for Global Engineering Ethics Appendix II. Case-Study Analysis Procedures Appendix III Guided Analysis of the Case of Curious George