CODE OF CONDUCT

Discussion: Unit 2, Due Wednesday by 11:59 pm CT
Instructions:

You are required to post at least three posts spread over three or more different days.
The initial post should be the answer to the main discussion question of at least 250 words. 

The  (2015) provides an example of guidelines for multinational enterprises (MNE’s).
Discuss this Code of Conduct for OECD and include in your discussion how a company can follow the code and remain profitable.
You may want to revisit the course materials Unit 2 Required Resources, to assist you as you write your response.
Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.

Textbook
Deresky, H. (2017). International management: Managing across borders and cultures. (9th Ed.) Pearson. 

Resources
An article on Corruption in China from the NY Times Global Business section. The article provides background on recent corruption cases and discusses the origins of corruption in China.

Barboza, D. (2009, September 3). . New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/04/business/global/04corrupt.html?_r=1

Please read the attached Washington Post article. Every country deals with corruption in different ways. China is one of the most severe. This article details how a corrupt government official was dealt with.

Cody, E. (2007, May 30).  Washington Post. Retrieved from http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/29/AR2007052902063.html?noredirect=on

A website about Chinese Culture from Chinaunique.com. The dictionary defines culture as the arts, beliefs, customs, institutions and all other product of human work and thought created by a people or group. Chinese culture is rich in all of these, and it dates back thousands of years.

UniqueChina.com. (2019). . Retrieved from http://chinaunique.com/educate/culture.htm

University of Minnesota Human Rights Library article. This is a web portal to many other places that provide information on treaties around international codes, human rights, and publications about this topic.

University of Minnesota Human Rights Library. (n.d.). . Retrieved from http://hrlibrary.umn.edu/links/allcodes.html

A website detailing the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. In 1998 the United States Congress and 33 other countries acted against the bribery of foreign officials, essentially government officials in an attempt to reduce corruption and money laundering through the global financial system. Corrupt political officials and those in high army office were targeted with a view to preventing government officials from exploiting their positions to gain an unfair commercial advantage. The FCPA has and will continue to have a profound impact on the way US firms undertake business in at home and abroad.

U.S. Department of Justice. (2017).  Retrieved from https://www.justice.gov/criminal-fraud/foreign-corrupt-practices-act

This article from World Socialist provides an insight to China’s existing Sweatshops. More importantly, the article focuses on how students are being underutilized and taken advantage of working at sweatshops in China.

Zou, L. (2012, October 2). . World Socialist. Retrieved from https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/10/stud-o02.html

Key Terms and Concepts

Bribery
Corporate Culture
CSR
Ethical Relativism
FCPA
International Code of Conduct
International Business Ethics
MNC