Business Ethics Across Cultures Article Review

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Business Ethics Across Cultures Article Review

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March 5, 2012 Leat Kodua

BUSINESS ETHICS ACROSS CULTURES ARTICLE REVIEW
Business Ethics Across Cultures This paper will focus on the two articles that I chose to discuss, ‘Business Ethics in Australia and New Zealand1’ and ‘Business Ethics in Japan.” This paper will provide a brief summary of both articles and try to explain some of the primary ethical perspectives of the countries. In the contents of this paper there will also be a discussion on how the articles contribute to understanding global ethical perspectives and will briefly describe the similarities and differences of the business ethics in these two countries and the United States. Although the first article is titled ‘Business Ethics in Australia and New Zealand’ I will discuss only Australia as New Zealand is considered a separate country.
Australia
This article discusses the effects of the scandals of the 80’s and extending into the 90’s on Australia and New Zealand as both countries have always claimed to be open, fair and honest societies and the scandals that erupted during the 80’s and 90’s shocked the people of Australia exposing the corruption and dereliction of duty that existed where they felt none did. These scandals brought to light the need for ethical codes within the private and government businesses within Australia, however chief executives and senior government officials still are finding it difficult to accept that they are role models and are expected to uphold higher standards within the community. The focus of ethical values within Australia is on specific ethical values such as integrity, fair dealing and only on certain ethical dilemmas such as treatment of minority stockholders in takeover situations and bribery in international business. It does not appear that many corporations in…...

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