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The Second Edition of Case Studies in Organizational Communication: Ethical Perspectives and Practices, by Dr. Steve May, integrates ethical theory and practice to help strengthen readers’ awareness, judgment, and action in organizations by exploring ethical dilemmas in a diverse range of well-known business cases.

Daimler's Bribery Case
Daimler's bribery case

This case study explores the practice of bribery, which is common in some business environments. In addition, it examines how companies should negotiate their business roles in different countries and the responsibilities they bear in bringing about positive changes in developing countries through their commitment to ethical business practices. Finally, this case raises questions regarding the communication strategies that a company should employ in order to inform its stakeholders about a crisis and the extent to which they should engage them in a democratic process of dialogue that would allow for various opinions and voices.

This case study raises two major ethical questions regarding (1) whether multinational corporations should bear the responsibility of changing the social and political milieus in which ...

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