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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.

Google's Dilemma in China
Google's dilemma in china
JaneStuart Baker and LuTang

This case explores whether we should use one set of universal ethics that is applicable to all cultures or multiple ethical standards situated in the diverse legal, cultural, and social contexts of various nation states. In an era of globalization, it raises questions about how global companies should deal with conflicting ethical views from divergent stakeholders around the world. The case also seeks to examine the dilemmas of aligning organizational values and practices in other parts of the world that may not share such ethics.

The process of globalization is fundamentally changing the ways corporations do business today (Castells, 1996). While there is a lack of consensus on the causes, conceptualization, and effects of globalization, Held, ...

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