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Assessing Corporate Bioethics: A Qualitative Exploration of How Bioethics is Enacted in Biomedicine Companies


Abstract Corporations in biomedicine hold significant power and influence, in both political and personal spheres. The decisions these companies make about ethics are critically important, as they help determine what products are developed, how they are developed, how they are promoted, and potentially even how they are regulated. In the last fifteen years, for-profit private companies have been assembling bioethics committees to help resolve dilemmas that require informed deliberation about ethical, legal, scientific, and economic considerations. Private sector bioethics committees represent an important innovation in the governance of emerging technologies, with corporations taking a lead role in deciding what is ethically appropriate or problemat... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Brian, Jennifer Elizabeth Dyck (Author) / Robert, Jason S (Advisor) / Maienschein, Jane (Committee member) / Hurlbut, James B (Committee member) / Sarewitz, Daniel (Committee member) / Brown, Mark B (Committee member) / Moreno, Jonathan D (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Ethics / Public policy / Biology / bioethics / committees / corporate / expertise / governance / science
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 197 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Biology 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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