Professional Ethics And Human Values by M. Govindarajan, S. Natarajan, V. S. Senthilkumar
Today, more and more organizations are realizing the importance of practising ethics in their business dealings. And the engineering profession is no exception to this. For, any policy or practice that gives a go-by to professional ethics—which essentially entails fair and transparent dealings based on sound moral principles—cannot enjoy the confidence of the customer for long. It is in this context that a book on Professional Ethics is very significant.
This systematically organized text opens with an introduction to Human Values and discusses, with great skill and expertise, the various approaches to the study of ethical behaviour, ethical theories, value-based ethics and the engineers’ responsibility for safety and risk, collegiality and loyalty. Besides, the responsibilities of engineers in organizational setting, and global issues such as environmental ethics, computer ethics, and Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) are also covered in this text.
The Case Studies lend a practical orientation to the book, and the Review Questions sharpen the analytical skills of the students. This is a must have book for the students of engineering and management.
Audience of the Book :
This book Useful for Management students.
Table of Contents :
1: Human Values
2: Engineering Ethics
3: Engineering as Social Experimentation
4: Engineers’ Responsibility for Safety and Risk
5: Responsibilities and Rights
6: Global Issues
7: Ethical Audit
Case Study 1 Space Shuttle Challenger
Case Study 2 Bhopal Gas Tragedy
Case Study 3 The Three Mile Island Disaster
Case Study 4 The Chernobyl Disaster
Appendix 1 Institution of Engineers (India): Sample Codes of Ethics
Appendix 2 Acm Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct