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.

Transmitting Cultural Values: Socialization, Education, and Religion

Transmitting cultural values: Socialization, education, and religion

Culture of Jamaica

Jamaica was a British colony for 300 years and the middle and upper classes but not the lower identify with modern Western culture. Fathers in many Jamaican families are peripheral but mother-child bonds are strong. However, children are often raised and taught by their grandmothers, because their mothers work. Sometimes, the mother's sister or other relatives play a role in child rearing, which encourages an emotional identity with many family members. Independence in children is discouraged in favor of dependence. Parents stress obedience, submission, and respect for elders. A characteristic of the personality of the individual in this community is the tendency to believe that others are responsible for what ...

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