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A Strategic and Tactical Approach to Global Business Ethics by Lawrence A. Beer

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Chapter 3

Ethical Value Development

To care for anyone else enough to make their problems one’s own, is the beginning of one’s real ethical development.


—Felix Adler, intellectual, social reformer, and founder of the Society for Ethical Culture

The actions of men are driven more by the fear of negative consequences, and the resulting penalties, than attracted by the prospect of doing good and being rewarded.


—Lawrence A. Beer, global commercial ethics explorer

Ethics as practiced by international managers, when viewed from a global vantage point, develop on three planes. When traveling abroad we often pack a moral suitcase with those principles that fit comfortably at home. But when we encounter a new ethical climate such well-appointed ...

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