Ch 10: Culture & Ethics in International Business

About This Chapter

These lessons instruct you on cultural and ethical considerations for international business. The study tools include entertaining videos, text lessons and quizzes that create an engaging and enjoyable learning experience.

Culture & Ethics in International Business - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Being a responsible global citizen is a requirement for doing business these days. For instance, with the Internet, a company's destructive logging in South America is quickly known around the world. The series of lessons in this chapter will teach you about culture and ethics in international business.

The majority of these lessons are short videos. Both text and video lessons include a quiz to validate your comprehension of the material. Restudy any video material via the video transcript or by using the timeline tool that allows you to replay any section. When you are done with this chapter, you will have studied:

  • Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions Theory
  • Technology effects on global and local cultures
  • Cultural differences in negotiations and conflicts
  • Government agencies that protect the public from businesses
  • Business ethics and corporate social responsibility
  • Common global marketing mistakes

Lesson Objective
How Emotions Differ Across Cultures Differentiate emotions across cultures.
Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions Theory Dissect how cultures view different aspects of business.
Developing Cultural Intelligence in Corporations Evaluate the idea of cultural intelligence and how to develop it in a company.
How Technology Affects Global & Local Cultures Judge the effect technology has on global and local culture.
Ethical Concerns About the Globalization of Information Assess the concerns of information globalization regarding ethics, such as protecting intellectual property.
Cultural Differences in Negotiations and Conflicts Anticipate proper negotiations, keeping in mind cultural differences.
Ethical Issues in International Business Take into account ethical issues, like corruption, pollution or environmental issues, in international business.
Absolute Advantage in Trade: Definition and Examples Identify examples of using absolute advantage in trade.
Differentiating between Comparative and Absolute Advantage Break down the difference between comparative and absolute advantage.
Government Agencies that Protect the Public from Illegal Business Practices Point out the government agencies assigned to protect the public from illegal business practices.
Business Ethics: Corporate Social Responsibility Select from different theories of corporate social responsibility.
Ethics & Social Responsibility in International Business Consider attempts to standardize ethics and social responsibility.
How Globalization Affects the Environment Debate the pros and cons of short and long term effects of globalization on the environment.
Common Mistakes in Global Marketing Critique common mistakes in global marketing.

14 Lessons in Chapter 10: Culture & Ethics in International Business
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How Emotions Differ Across Cultures

1. How Emotions Differ Across Cultures

Every country and culture expresses emotions in different ways. This is a constantly growing issue for international organizations. In this lesson, we will describe some of these differences.

Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions Theory

2. Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions Theory

Dimensions of culture are an important aspect of international business. Knowing how cultures view different aspects of business can help a manager navigate through the international business market.

Developing Cultural Intelligence in Corporations

3. Developing Cultural Intelligence in Corporations

This lesson explores the concept of cultural intelligence. We'll look at what it is, how it can benefit and develop within an organization, and what role employees with a high level of cultural intelligence play in the workplace.

How Technology Affects Global & Local Cultures

4. How Technology Affects Global & Local Cultures

The following lesson will discuss the effects that technology has both on a global and local scale. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.

Ethical Concerns About the Globalization of Information

5. Ethical Concerns About the Globalization of Information

In this lesson, we'll discuss the impact of globalization on intellectual property. As information exchange becomes quicker and easier with the Internet, there are certain ramifications we need to be aware of both domestically and internationally.

Cultural Differences in Negotiations and Conflicts

6. Cultural Differences in Negotiations and Conflicts

Different cultures have different views of the negotiation process. Sometimes these views cause conflict, and it is important to understand these different views when entering into a negotiation.

Ethical Issues in International Business

7. Ethical Issues in International Business

Corporations that tackle the global market face many difficulties. In this lesson, we will examine the ethical issues in international business, such as corruption, pollution, and environmental challenges.

Government Agencies that Protect the Public From Illegal Business Practices

8. Government Agencies that Protect the Public From Illegal Business Practices

The public has to be protected from illegal business practices. In this lesson, you'll learn about the four government agencies that monitor, protect, and prevent corporate America from taking advantage of consumers.

Business Ethics: Corporate Social Responsibility

9. Business Ethics: Corporate Social Responsibility

Now that companies are concerned with society's welfare, corporate social responsibility is a controversial topic. In this lesson, learn the two theories of social responsibility and the arguments for and against the practice.

Ethics & Social Responsibility in International Business

10. Ethics & Social Responsibility in International Business

As the world becomes more and more connected, there are still serious social and ethical problems that need to be worked out in the business world. This lesson identifies some of those problems.

How Globalization Affects the Environment

11. How Globalization Affects the Environment

In this lesson, we see how globalization affects the environment. We also look at how regulation and ethical issues impact an organization. Using examples of the mineral, timber, and energy industries, we discuss both short and long-term effects.

Ethical Decision Making in International Business

12. Ethical Decision Making in International Business

Ethical decision making in international business varies depending on the culture of the country in which the business is located. In this lesson, we'll discuss ways to make sure ethical practices are being used in foreign countries.

Causes of Unethical Behavior in International Business

13. Causes of Unethical Behavior in International Business

Have you ever been tempted to make the wrong decision? Well, you may not have been in this situation before, but many in the business world have. In this lesson, we'll learn what causes people to behave unethically in international business.

Business Case Study: Unilever Corporate Culture & Values

14. Business Case Study: Unilever Corporate Culture & Values

This lesson examines the corporate culture at Unilever. We analyze how the culture came about, when it changed course, and where it is today. Unilever is a unique company. From independence to sustainability, let's see how Unilever's culture evolved.

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