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Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company10-1 O.C. Ferrell University of New Mexico John Fraedrich University of Wyoming Linda Ferrell University of New Mexico Business Ethics Ethical Decision Making and Cases, Seventh Edition For in-class note taking, choose Handouts or Notes Pages from the print options, with three slides per page.
Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company10-2 Chapter 10 Business Ethics in a Global Economy
Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company10-3 Self-Reference Criterion Unconscious reference to one’s own cultural values, experience, and knowledge A reaction based on knowledge grounded in our cultural heritage and accumulated over a lifetime May not have the same relevance to people of other cultures
Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company10-4 Perceptions of Corruptness Least corrupt: –Finland –Denmark –New Zealand –Iceland –Singapore –Sweden –Canada –Luxembourg –Netherlands –United Kingdom Most corrupt: –Bangladesh –Nigeria –Paraguay –Madagascar –Angola –Kenya –Indonesia –Azerbaijan –Uganda –Moldova
Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company10-5 Culture Everything in our surrounding made by people, both tangible and intangible Language, religion, law, politics, technology, education, social organization, general values, and ethical standards Differences in speech and body language
Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company10-6 Cultural and Ethical Relativism Cultural relativism means that morality varies from one culture to the next (business practices are defined as right or wrong based on a particular culture) Ethical relativism is the belief that only one culture defines the ethical behavior for the whole globe, without exception
Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company10-7 Global Values Integrity Honesty Democracy Truthfulness Morality Responsibility Self-discipline Respect
Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company10-8 Multinational Corporations Corporate organizations that operate on a global scale without significant ties to any one nation or region Because of their size and financial power, MNCs have been criticized for engaging in unethical behavior.
Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company10-9 Global Ethical Issues Sexual and racial discrimination Human rights Price discrimination Bribery Harmful products Pollution Telecommunications issues Intellectual property protection The World Trade Organization (WTO)
Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company10-10 Sexual and Racial Discrimination U.S. law prohibits American businesses from discriminating on the basis of sex, race, religion, or disabilities in their hiring, firing, and promotion decisions. Globally, discrimination is culturally embedded in many countries/regions.
Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company10-11 Human Rights Concern for the well-being of employees; key concerns are use of child labor, payment of low wages, and abuses in foreign factories Multinational corporations should view the law as the floor of acceptable behavior and strive to improve workers’ quality of life.
Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company10-12 Price Discrimination Occurs when a firm charges different prices to different groups of customers (these differences are legal if they do not reduce competition, or can be justified on the basis of cost) –Gouging is when unusually high prices are charged due to a shortage. –Dumping involves charging high prices for a product at home and low prices in foreign markets.
Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company10-13 Bribery Facilitating payments are acceptable in many cultures U.S. law addresses this issue with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: –Prohibits American corporations from offering or providing payments to officials of foreign governments to obtain or retain business abroad
Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company10-14 Harmful Products Pesticides Tobacco products Dumping of waste materials Products become harmful because of illiteracy, unsanitary conditions, and cultural values
Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company10-15 Pollution There are no physical boundaries on the extent of the damage resulting from environmental abuse. Key concern areas: –Carbon dioxide (greenhouse gas) –Methane gases –Overall water and air quality
Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company10-16 Telecommunications Issues Day trading Money laundering –Illegally received funds are transferred or used in a financial transaction so as to conceal the actual owner.
Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company10-17 Intellectual Property Protection Violations of copyright laws –Published and unpublished materials –Napster Trademark infringement
Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company10-18 World Trade Organization (WTO) Not environmentally friendly Poor record with underdeveloped countries Administers its own trade negotiations Settles trade disputes Monitors trade policies
Chapter 4 Ethics in International Business McGraw-Hill/Irwin Global Business Today, 4/e © 2006 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., All Rights Reserved.
Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
Copyright Atomic Dog Publishing, /18 Social Responsibility and Management Ethics Chapter 3.
Ethics and Corruption In the Global Marketplace
Comprehensive Volume, 18 th Edition Chapter 7: The Legal Environment of International Trade.
Chapter Five Globalization and Society
Copyright © 2011 Pearson Education Part Two Comparative Environmental Frameworks International Business Environments and Operations, 13/e Global Edition.
Chapter 10 The Impact of Globalization. Globalization: A World Business View Globalization: A way of thinking in which a business regards all of its operations.
Global Markets and International Marketing
International Political and Legal Environments. Doing business abroad is risky. Political risk Economic risk Commercial risk Regulatory risk Legal risk.
Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company4-1 O.C. Ferrell University of New Mexico John Fraedrich University of Wyoming Linda Ferrell University of New Mexico.
Business Ethics Ethical Decision Making and Cases, Seventh Edition
Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company8-1 O.C. Ferrell University of New Mexico John Fraedrich University of Wyoming Linda Ferrell University of New Mexico.
Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company7-1 O.C. Ferrell University of New Mexico John Fraedrich University of Wyoming Linda Ferrell University of New Mexico.
BA 385: What MNCs Owe Society Chapter Nine: ETHICAL ISSUES in the GLOBAL ARENA.
Section How are People Influenced at Work Topics: Environmental Issues Social Ethical Issues Legal and Self Regulation Issues Relevant Case Studies.
Globalization of Ethical Decision Making
Section 4.2 Social Responsibility: The duty to do what is best for the good of society. Producing goods and services that are beneficial to society and.
Part Two The Global Environment and Social and Ethical Responsibilities 5 Global Markets and International Marketing.
Chapter 7 Reaching Global Markets 7 | 3Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Objectives Understand global marketing strategy Analyze.
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