A new concept for a business ethics program and the development of a monitoring method for the engineering ethics environment of a corporation

Yuji Okita, Kenichi Hayase, Kyoko Oba, Jun Fudano

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Abstract

For most modern corporations, engineering is an essential element. While the public increasingly demands social responsibility in business activities, the importance of the interweaving relationship between business ethics and engineering ethics has been recognized. In this paper, firstly the change in the business environment is overviewed. Then, a new concept for designing and implementing a business ethics program, named the EAB (Ethics Across the Business) approach, is proposed. The EAB approach is highly adaptable for engineering-oriented corporations in their business ethics program activities because it derives from a process approach which has been much used by many companies to perform such activities as quality assurance and environment management. Finally, a newly developed method to monitor employee consciousness in terms of engineering ethics is introduced together with trial results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)591-600+11
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Fundamentals and Materials
Volume130
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Business ethics
  • Engineering education
  • Engineering ethics
  • Ethics program
  • Monitoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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