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Ethical Dilemma Discussion - Unit 1Must post first.Paying Heed to Foreign PracticesThe SituationAssume that you’re an up-and-coming manager at a medium-sized manufacturing company.Your company is one of only a few companies making certain components for radiant floorheating systems. The primary advantage of these systems is that they are energy efficient andcan result in significantly lower heating costs. Although radiant floor heating is just catching onin the United States, there is a lot of potential in foreign markets where energy is expensive.You’ve been assigned to head up your company’s new operations in a Latin American country.Because at least two of your competitors are also trying to enter this same market, your bosswants you to move as quickly as possible. You also sense that your success in this assignmentwill likely determine your future with the company.You would like to build a production facility and have just completed meetings with localgovernment officials. However, you’re pessimistic about your ability to get things movingquickly. You’ve learned, for example, that it will take 10 months to get a building permit for aneeded facility. Moreover, once the building’s up, it will take another 6 months to get utilities.

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Term
Fall
Professor
MORTON
Tags
Ethics, Political corruption, Americas, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

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