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Ethical Perspectives Across Cultures

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Dan Wall

on 11 December 2012

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli Ethical Perspectives Across Cultures

by Dan Wall Introduction - Culture Defined

- Right and Wrong

- Types of Cultures

- Consumer Cultural Differences Culture Types THE BIG TWO Culture and Consumers Companies in the global market must deal with cultural differences in:

- Acceptable practices and sales

- Tastes

- Religious Restrictions McDonald's in Different Cultures Right and Wrong - "This definition of culture suggests that patterns of believing differ across cultures and that individuals use these patterns to interpret the world and to guide action." (Trevino & Nelson, 2007, p 201)

- Differences in:
- Bribery versus Fees
- Treatment of women and minorities
- Freedom of the population
- Religious views

Culture "The collective programming of the mind which distinguishes the members of one group of people from another." (Swaidan, Z. ,2012, p. 201) December 10, 2012

Don Alan "Mo" Frederick, Esq. References Beekun, R., & Westerman, J. (2012). Spirituality and national culture as antecedents to ethical decision-making: a comparison between the United States and Norway. Journal Of Business Ethics, 110(1), 33-44. doi:10.1007/s10551-011-1145-x

Swaidan, Z. (2012). Culture and Consumer Ethics. Journal Of Business Ethics, 108(2), 201-213. doi:10.1007/s10551-011-1070-z

Titus, R., & Sengupta, D. (2011). 'Custom-Standardization' - Uncovering the basis for global chaining strategy in prepared food retail. Journal of Business & Retail Management Research, 6(1), 39-47.

Trevino, L. K. & Nelson, K. A. (2007). Managing business ethics: Straight talk about how to do it right (4th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
- India - Maharaja Mac
- Germany - Beer
- Canada - Lobster
- Japan - Shrimp
- Norway - Salmon
- Chile - Avocado Paste (Titus & Sengupta, 2011) - National
- Religious/Spiritual Culture Types NATIONAL - National identity serves a primary focus of identification

- Priority over all other cultural identities of an individual might have Culture Types RELIGIOUS - ‘‘A drive to experience transcendence, or a deeper meaning to life, through the way in which they live and work.’’ (Beekun & Westerman, 2012, p. 35)

- Highly Individual
- Intensely Personal (Beekun & Westerman, 2012) (Beekun & Westerman, 2012)
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