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Unformatted text preview: CHAPTER 5 ETHICS & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY EXPORTING JOBS OR ABUSING PEOPLE? Minute Maid Tropicana Nestle Nike Ethical Behavior = usually refers to behavior that conforms to generally accepted social norms ETHICAL GENERALIZATIONS: Individuals have their own personal belief systems People from the same cultural context will tend to hold similar beliefs Behaviors can be rationalized Circumstances affect adherence to belief systems National culture is intertwined with ethics ETHICS IN A CROSS-CULTURAL CONTEXT: GUIDELINES & CODES OF ETHICS: Written statements of the values and ethical standards that guide the firms actions Examples o Johnson & Johnson o Toyota o General Mills ACCEPTABILITY OF BRIBERY: Acceptable Unacceptable Russia China Taiwan South Korea USA Italy Japan Australia Sweden Switzerla nd Austria AREAS OF SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Organizational stakeholders Natural environment General social welfare...
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