|Title:||Engineering ethics : balancing cost, schedule, and risk-lessons learned from the space shuttle|
|Authors:||B. Pinkus ; Norman P. Hummon ; Larry J. Shuman|
|Publisher:||Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1997|
|ISBN / ISSN / EAN :||978-0-521-43750-9|
|Bibliography note:||Includes bibliographical references and index|
|Subjects:||Decision-making (Ethics) ; Engineering ethics ; Space shuttles--Propulsion systems--Design and construction--Case studies|
How do engineers respond to ethical dilemmas that occur in practice? How do they view their individual and collective responsabilities? How do they make decisions before all the facts are in?
Using the space shuttle program as the framework, this book examines the role of ethical decision making in the practice of engineering. In particular, the book considers the design and development of the main engines of the space shuttle as a paradigm for how individual engineers perceive, articulate, and resolve ethical dilemmas in a large, complex organization. A series of in-depht case studies shows engineers at work on various stages of the project as they balance budgets deadlines, and risks.
By documenting the historical development of a single system, the book provides a unique opportunity to explore the complex interactions between political, organizational, and technical pressures and engineering and management decisions. Both students and engineers will gain valuable insight into ethical dilemmas common to engineering practice and to ethical decision making.
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|Barcode||Call number||Media type||Location||Section||Status|
|007626||TA157.E673 1997||Book||ISU Central Campus library||Main collection||Available|