The Role Of Ethics And Culture On An International Business Environment

1508 Words Jul 11th, 2016 7 Pages
Abstract
Geert Hofstede is one of many sociologists that studied and emphasized the importance of ethics and culture in an international business environment. He contended how the culture of the leaders and staff can help one to determine the achievement or ineffectiveness of that business. Rue & Byars described leadership as an ability to influence people and willingly follow one’s guidance or adhere to one’s decisions (Rue, Byars, 2009). The most successful CEO’s and leaders have a well-defined strategic vision, strong passion for the job and the people that work for them and most importantly excellent communication skills. The leaders and managers are the ones the set, define, and shape the culture. They have to be aligned with the culture they intend to lead in order for it to be effective. They must also have a culture that is inseparable from the company they are employed at. Ethics, culture, and global business responsibilities are an integral part of everything the business does. The overall goal is to connect globally and build multinational industries. Unfortunately, due to the number of increasing public scandals international entities have developed various strategies such as policies, processes, and codes of conduct to prevent ethical issues. It’s not only the leader that should be held responsible but the entire corporation. Their lack of responsibility or unethical behavior are one of the many reasons that a business reputation can be damaged. It also prevents…
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