Saudi Arabia And The Arab Arabia

1279 Words Apr 27th, 2016 6 Pages
Located along the Persian Gulf and Red Sea, is a country by the name of Saudi Arabia, the Middle East’s largest country. Saudi Arabia is officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Given the title “the birthplace of Islam”, makes Saudi Arabia highly respected in the Middle East and in many other Muslim countries and communities. Composed of over twenty-seven million citizens, Saudi Arabia ranks as the 13th largest country in the world. Business in Saudi Arabia is different than business in the United States in various aspects, which will be discussed throughout this paper.
Ethical Challenges. Saudi Arabia faces ethical challenges that tend to hinder its progression while being a very productive country as well. In regards to corruption, Saudi Arabia is ranked in the middle, compared to any other country in the world. According to Transparency International, Saudi Arabia ranks 48th out of the 168 countries in reference to corruption with a score of 52%. That 52% means that Saudi Arabia is somewhat corrupt, with 0% being highly corrupt and 100% being very clean (Transparency Index, 2016). Saudi Arabia has been making progress towards becoming less corrupt, given that their Corruptions Perceptions Index score has risen every year since 2008. Reasons being for this level of corruption is due to the government. The country has corruption laws in place but these laws are not strictly enforced and are enforced at the discretion of the government. When enforcing…
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