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.

Cross-Cultural Managerial Ethical Behaviors: Continued Divergence or Toward Greater Convergence?

Cross-cultural managerial ethical behaviors: Continued divergence or toward greater convergence?

Training for Globalization in Italy

Fiat, the Italian automaker, has recently started an internationalization program in response to what it sees as the globalization of competition. In 1989, this large company (300,000 employees) had locations in 56 countries. The company has set out to foster an openness to other cultures and approaches among its employees. One aspect of its program is to assign employees to 2-year tours of duty in other countries. Another part of the program is to provide foreign language training to its recent college graduate hires. One English-language program provides more than 100 hours of instruction to each participant. In addition, the company added ...

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