There are three issues that can be noticed among global business. One of which is very well known around the world is child labor laws. Some cultures and countries actually allow children of certain very young ages to work and earn wages. While here in America we do not believe or allow any child under the age of sixteen or seventeen to work anywhere. This can be a problem if you are an American manager of a company that is located in a foreign country. You may not believe that it is right for a child to work even if they are getting paid well enough to suffice their work. But your employees think that there is nothing wrong with it at all. Here you have an ethical dilemma. They see the children being able to work as being part of providing for the entire family. We see it as cruelty to a child.
Another ethical dilemma that you can run into that has resulted from globalization is bribery. There have been many over history who have been given money or gifts from employees or family to gain something. There has been managers who have bribed their employees in order for them to get the best work out of them. A manager can see this act as giving incentives but others see it as bribes. This is something that could be viewed in many different ways.
The final one that I have found to be an ethical issue in the work place abroad is the disposal of toxic waste. You can run into problems with this not only amongst your own employees but with the community that you are working within. Some employees do not agree with the functions of the business that they are working for. Their views may not always reflect the actions of the company. This can cause your employees to go on a companywide strike. Not only does it affect the proficiency of the employees but the safety of the community surrounding it. This means that it affects the employees’ families as well.