Engineering Ethics: Balancing Cost, Schedule, and Risk - Lessons Learned from the Space Shuttle (Paperback)
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Engineering Ethics: Balancing Cost, Schedule, and Risk - Lessons Learned from the Space Shuttle (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 13/05/1997
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How do engineers respond to ethical dilemmas that occur in practice? How do they view their individual and collective responsibilities? How do they make decisions before all the facts are in? Using the space shuttle programme 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 organisation. A series of in-depth case studies show 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, organisational and technical pressures and engineering and management decisions.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521437509
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 229 x 155 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
' ... the book scores highly'. Keith Moore, Professional Engineering
' ... wealth of historical and technical information ... As a detailed study of ethical issues arising in the space shuttle program, Engineering Ethics is quite successful. The methodology it offers is quite helpful in organizing and analyzing those ethical issues ... Engineering Ethics is a good read and a welcome contribution to the growing literature of engineering ethics.' Technology and Culture

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