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Examining the relationship of national-cultural differences to ethical behavior, Ethical Dimensions of International Management helps the reader begin to understand the subtleties and nuances of ethical practices across nations. This innovative work uses short vignettes to illustrate each of its points while comparing and analyzing the primary influences on ethical behavior such as parenting, education, law, organizational cultures, and human resources management. Special features of the book include an extensive review and summary of relevant research literature, exhaustive coverage of a variety of different nationalities and cultures, and a direct comparison between Japan and the United States. Each chapter begins with several short cases and ends with helpful discussion questions. The book concludes with an analysis of the degree to which ethical systems of different nations may converge or diverge in coming years. Students and professionals in organizational studies, ethics, and international management will appreciate the unique viewpoint Ethical Dimensions of International Management presents. The pedagogical aids within the volume will spark discussion and debate.

Culture and Managerial Ethical Behaviors: An In-Depth Look at the United States
Culture and managerial ethical behaviors: An in-depth look at the United States

The Medicaid Case

A drugstore chain was accused of double billing and using fraudulent billings for Medicaid patients. It was found guilty after several of its executives admitted to employing these practices. The fine of $50,000 was only a fraction, however, of the earnings from the fraudulent behavior. The company agreed to make restitution of $500,000 to the State of Ohio Public Welfare Department. Two executives were fined $2,000 each.

Blumberg (1987, pp. 244–247)

Government Bond Case

The U.S. Treasury bond market is a massive activity, with more than $100 billion in U.S. government bonds traded daily. The economic stability of the nation, and to some ...

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