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Inquiries regarding international business

In your very own words, based on your experience and education, respond to the following to help me to gain a better understanding....

A. What role does culture play in the formation of ethics? How do firms attempt to manage ethical behavior across borders?

B Identify the major areas of social responsibility for global business.

C. Do you think social responsibility for a multinational corporation is something best managed locally or internationally?

D. Identify some of the basic issues managers must confront when attempting to motivate employees in different cultures.

E. How do motivation and leadership affect corporate culture?

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What role does culture play in the formation of ethics? How do firms attempt to manage ethical behavior across borders?

The culture has major impact on the formation of ethics as each cultural background is different with respect to their respective philosophies, customs, practices, preferences,etc. Ethical standards are formed by individuals and companies keeping in mind their own cultural background. Every culture brings its own perception to ethics, and thus impacts in its formation in different organizational settings.

People from different cultures generally do not have the same values. Because values are linked to ethical beliefs, codes of ethics must consider these divergent value systems. This explains the vast differences in terms of ethical values that exists between companies operating in different countries or cultural environment.

Firms attempt to manage ethical behavior across borders by being sensitive to different cultures, cultural sensitivity issues such as different business customs, practices and preferences,etc. In other words, by developing a strong understanding and knowledge of the ethical standards of different cultures and training their employees on such issues, firms make it sure that they are able to maintain high ethical standards in different countries.

Identify the major areas of social responsibility for global business.

Global businesses operate in multiple nations around the world, either to ...

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What role does culture play in the formation of ethics? How do firms attempt to manage ethical behavior across borders?

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