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6 and 7 p 6 - Why is the practice acceptable in the host...

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•Ethical Relativism •Suggests that what is right is whatever a society defines as right •This definition may be at the individual (individual relativism) or at the societal (cultural relativism) level •Individual relativism—individual decides •Cultural relativism—society decides •Ethical Absolutism •Takes the view there is a single set of universal ethical standards or principles, which apply at all times, in all circumstances, in all cultures •Ethical Imperialism •Is the belief that one’s cultural values are superior to those of another culture. •Cosmopolitanism •Is the development, through collaboration and/or imagination, of unique responses to cross-cultural ethical dilemmas, ones that try to find common ground among disparate moral views. •Example: •An employment practice that is illegal or viewed as wrong in the home country but is legal or acceptable in the host country •Tolerating Cultural Diversity While Avoiding Moral Recklessness:
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Unformatted text preview: Why is the practice acceptable in the host country but not at home? Is it possible to conduct business successfully in the host country without undertaking the practice? Is the practice a violation of a fundamental right? Employing children under the age of 16 Forced to work overtime that exceeds legal limits Harsh working environments Exposure to toxic chemicals Increasing number of employee suicides Employees coerced to give false statements to auditors Factories making our branded products operate under a wide range of conditions. Some comply easily with our Code of Conduct, while others struggle to achieve our standards. We prefer to allow the factories time to correct any instances of non-compliance. If a factory is unwilling or unable to meet our standards, we will require our licensees and vendors to remove our branded product from the facility and prohibit future manufacturing there....
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2012 for the course HRM 533:315 taught by Professor Castolano during the Spring '12 term at Rutgers.

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