We share a global marketplace that allows us the opportunity to expand our organizational boundaries. This can lead to increased profit margins and employee opportunities. However, there is also a responsibility attached to this opportunity. We must go beyond the superficial cultural differences that we often focus on in order to increase our market share to a deeper understanding of cultural values that affect ethical behavior. The results of organizational behavior move across national borders through consumer, employee, political/trade, and economic interactions. our business organizations have more of an effect on livelihoods than governments.
 
The three approach of ethics theories
1.Utilitarianism—the moral act is the one that creates the greatest happiness or good for the greatest number of people.
2.Rights and Duties—the moral act is the act which recognizes the rights of others and the duties that those rights impose on the actor. Such as, if you have the right to get pay, then you have the duty to do the job you are paid for.
3.Fairness and Justice—the moral act is the act that treats similarly situated people in similar ways with regard to both process and outcome, an with a sense of proportionality.
 
For your discussion:
To prepare for your discussion, please study the following articles: East Meets West: Toward a Universal Ethic of Virtue for Global Business; Revisiting the Global Business Ethics Question; Teaching Global Ethical Standards: A Case and Strategy
for Broadening the Accounting Ethics Curriculum
Addresses a contemporary ethics issue and highlights the global component.
Create an ethical and moral framework, using the ethics theories from this course.
HINT: This framework should provide you with a way to evaluate the ethics issue and deal with the complexity.
Apply the created framework to the contemporary ethics issue, addressing the global component within the analysis.
Describe how the application of your framework helps you to address the issue.
Describe how the systematic application of the framework helps you effectively and ethically deal with the complexity of the global component.
 
Your opinion is important to the response to the topic, but it is important that you add connections to the material to support your views. Without a foundation in the literature, your opinion has little professional value. For example, “Based on Trevino and Nelson’s stance that cultural relativism creates an environment where unethical behavior is justified through the cultural discourse (year, P#), the discussion should center around……” This type of statement allows you to connect your views to the literature. This is possible even when you are providing personal examples.
 

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