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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

International Cases

Case studies on ethics for engineers working internationally

  • A project engineer believes his company is providing the wrong form of technology to an in-need community in East Africa.

  • A manager at a nonprofit mechanical engineering firm questions how responsible her company should be for ongoing maintenance on past projects.

  • An engineering manager gets pressured to bribe a foreign official in order to secure a business venture in East Africa.

  • A fellow for a global services program faces an ethical dilemma when a colleague asks him to falsify receipts.