Does Diversity Promote Cultural Values Impact Business Ethics?

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International Business: Does diversity in cultural values impact business ethics?
Esteban Ayala, Roland Ledesma, Chris Linehan, Peggy Smith, and Jennifer Weidemier
University of the Incarnate Word

ABSTRACT The purpose of this paper is to define common nomenclatures for international business (definitions), identify the impact of cultural diversities on international business ethics (problems), provide diverse cultural examples from China, India, Figi, Japan and Indonesia (case studies), and suggest recommendations to improve ethical
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The diversity of cultural values impacts international business practices in dramatic and complex ways. (Anyanwu & Nweake, 2014). This paper will define common nomenclatures for international business (definitions), identify the impact of cultural diversities on international business ethics (problems), provide diverse cultural examples from China, India, Figi, Japan and Indonesia (case studies), and suggest recommendations to improve ethical dilemmas for international business practices challenged with integrating their businesses into diverse cultures globally.
DEFINITIONS
The definitions in Table 1 and ethics models in Table 2 will be adopted for the purpose of this paper. Table 1
Definitions

Business ethics The application of general ethical ideas to business behavior (Anyanwu & Nweake, 2014).

Unethical behavior Pertain to the act of deception that depicts an intention to increase an opportunity in one’s favor in an unlawful manner that pertains to organizational interest and goals (Tran, 2010).

Examples of unethical business behavior Include bribery, corruption, corporate stealing, infringement of intellectual property, creative accounting, fraud, misleading advertising, passing off defective products as good ones, child labor, etc. (Tan & Ko, 2014)

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