You are the CEO of a multinational corporation that operates in more than 100 nations worldwide. Recent changes in the global economy are redrawing many geographical and political borders. The growing interdependence of socially, politically, economically, and legally diverse countries is causing firms to revise operating policies and strategies. You are personally involved in developing a code of ethics for your firm that reflects today's legal and moral atmosphere. You want your firm's code to be effective across all markets in which it operates.
a) Given the complexity of the issues involved, what sort of policy do you think is appropriate for a firm involved in dissimilar nations?
b) Do you think that it is possible to make uniform code of ethics that is applicable to any business operating in any culture? What issues should such a code address?