Social Responsibility

  • Paula M. Rayman


Eating box-lunch sandwiches and chips, we were sitting around a small conference table down the hallway from the offices and labs of a major biotech firm. The men and women represented different occupations at the company—a human resource administrator, a few technicians from the manufacturing division, and a number of midlevel scientists. The company had agreed to be part of a case study on the biotechnology industry which, later in this book, will help to illuminate some problems and solutions for dignity at work.1 Big things had just happened for the firm. A favorable Food and Drug Administration ruling on the clinical trials for a human cell procedure, which they had sweated over for the last months, had come through. They were not sure how this would affect their job security in the short run or long run, and the conversation turned to why each of them was working in biotechnology.


Social Responsibility Bottom Line Common Good Catholic Social Teaching Protestant Denomination 
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