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Part VIII

Business ethics across the globe

Introduction

Though initially a Western (or more particularly, a North American) product, business ethics, both as theory and practice, has expanded across the world to encompass different economies, political systems and cultures. One might view this expansion, following on Part VII, as triggered by the increasing presence and practice of multinational corporations worldwide. However, the world contains distinct economic and political realities each with distinctive histories and traditions, so the broadened compass of business ethics must confront a diversity of experience. It is therefore natural that different countries or geographical regions will manifest distinct challenges and business ...

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