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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 firm’s 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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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course MGCR 383 taught by Professor Karlmoore during the Winter '08 term at McGill.
- Winter '08