Ethical Issues and Management Paper
University of Phoenix
Organizational Ethics and Social Responsibility XMG/216
Professor William Minnick, MBA, PH.D.
June 9, 2013
This paper is written to provide a summary and overview of two articles that have been selected from two different countries, Brazil and India. The primary ethical perspective of the countries will be discussed as they were in the articles, along with how the articles contribute to the understanding global ethical perspectives. It will conclude with how each countries business ethics differ from those of America.
It is important to understand what ethics and behaviors are acceptable with what countries you may do business transactions with within the country or abroad. Many of them have different customs, beliefs and traditions. These things can ultimately make the best or worst deal for your business.
Brazil is a highly dominant Catholic country so knowing and understanding their religious beliefs of those you may potentially be doing business transactions with is crucial so you are not to offend them by something you may say or in some of your actions. In Brazil they also take appearance into consideration in a unique way. For example, if you were to wear a three piece suit this would place you in an executive class and if you wore a two piece suite then this would place you in an office worker type class. When looking at Brazil’s government, over the past several years, Brazilian society has been collectively voicing their dissatisfaction with the endemic corruption emanating from the political bodies. In the early 2000’s the labor party was expected to be different with bringing about a higher level of standards and ethics to the Brazilian government at all levels; federal, state and municipal. The people of Brazil were looking for transparency, social networking, independent media and it did not happen. When companies do business with Brazil...