Go to the HANDOUT: Case Studies in Readings and Lecture. Read Case 2. The Research Director. Put yourself in the position of manager or executive who will have to make a decision in this case, and respond to the following questions:
What are the ethical issues in this case?
What are the legal issues (if you are unsure about the legal issues, please be honest)–are these any different from the ethical issues?
What are the economic issues in this case?
Are there any factual considerations that would help evaluate the severity of the ethical offense in this case?
Finally, let us assume that if this project (designs and building of prototype) is not completed the company would have to go out of business. What would you do in this case and why?