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Ethics, Business and Totalitarian Countries

Debate the ethics of doing business in countries with totalitarian governments. Comment on opposing arguments, looking for holes and inconsistencies. Attempt to answer any arguments that are presented against your side of the argument.

Explain the impact of culture on business activities around the world.

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Hi,

This is an interesting debate. Have you given this some thought as to what your thoughts are about how a totalitarian regime would impact a corporation's ethics, or would it? This response uses China as an example, since it is an example of a totalitarian regime.

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1. Debate the ethics of doing business in countries with totalitarian governments on the Discussion Board. Comment on opposing arguments, looking for holes and inconsistencies. Attempt to answer any arguments that are presented against your side of the argument.

What are the core ethical values and mission of the corporation doing business in countries under totalitarian rule demands an investigation into the ethics of the corporation? If, for example, the corporation has a solid ethical foundation and principles that guide all business decisions to meet the corporate mission, then the corporation will need to negotiate with the corporation located in a totalitarian regime. It is about how the corporation from the home country integrates values into its mission statement vis-vis the environment, worker relations and empowerment, and whether or not there is governmental cooperation, which affects how it goes about conducting its business. In other words, is the corporation true to its core values or is it willing to deviate from its core values in the name of profit. This determines whether or not the corporation will be operating within an ethical or unethical framework. It is the corporation's choice. Therefore, to ...

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The solution debates the impact culture has on doing business in a country with totalitarian governments, looking at both sides of the argument from an ethical perspective. The solution is approximately 850 words with two references.

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