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Should a Multinational Corporation (MNC) reduce its ethical standards to compete internationally?

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A multinational company should not reduce their ethical standards to compete internationally. The basic issue in this question deals with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Many companies use various forms of bribery in different countries, which act as payments to secure contracts or to confirm deals. The ...

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Should a Multinational Corporation (MNC) reduce its ethical standards to compete internationally?

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