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

Culture and managerial ethical behaviors

Bid Rigging in Japan

On May 25, 1992, the Administrative Vice Minister of Construction in Japan called upon the heads of seven construction industry associations to remedy precontract, bid-rigging collusive arrangements known as dango. The Construction Ministry also decided to exclude 66 Japanese building contractors from bidding on some public works projects for 1 month for violation of the Anti-Monopoly Law in Saitama Prefecture. The Asahi Evening News, an English-language newspaper, said that these punishments involved only a “symbolic wrist slap.”

Asahi Evening News (“Companies Receive,” 1992)

Embezzlement and Bribery in China

Shen Haifu, 39, president of the Great Wall Machinery and Electronics High-Technology Industrial Group Corp., was put to death on charges of embezzlement and bribery. Executions in China ...

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