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Can leaders stay ethical in an unethical environment?

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Business leaders remain ethical and yet conduct business in cultures where ethics (and morals) can differ drastically.

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An Internet article, Battle Creek (2007, May 10) -- Kellogg Company was named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Magazine, a national publication dedicated to illuminating the important correlation between ethics and profit. The elite companies were recognized for their strong leadership in ethics and compliance, advancement of industry discourse on social and ethical issues, and positive engagement in the communities in which they operate.

"Kellogg Company has a rich history of corporate social responsibility -- a history that has grown and evolved to meet the complexities of today's business world and the challenges of a global society," said Neil Nyberg, Vice President of Ethics & Compliance, Kellogg Company. "Our founder, W.K. Kellogg, built the company on a foundation of integrity. That legacy ...

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Business culture reference ethics, behavior, and etiquette. Culture influences business functions, management, and decision-making processes. Thus the business culture embraces organizational values, visions, functioning style, politics, and practices.

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