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Category Archive for 'ethics'

Flag of Convenience

Here’s another post about that mythical multi-national corporation: BSSL. Today BSSL is dealing with a situation in which a crewmember of one of their cruise ships broke into a couple’s cabin, and the husband died during the struggle. Blue Star Steamship Lines (BSSL) operates several cruise ships under the flags of the Bahamas and Liberia. […]

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Justified Wage for Workers

The practice of defining minimum wages dates back to the 19th Century. In an effort to settle wage disputes, Australia and New Zealand created governing bodies to set the minimum rates for workers based on industry. The United States followed suit in the beginning of the 20th Century. Although the original American regulations only applied […]

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International Business Ethics

As companies of all sizes join the global economy, questions of ethics abound. There are four main challenges multi-national corporations (MNCs) must face regarding how to ethically conduct business in less developed countries. These challenges all revolve around the idea that some standard of ethics should be adhered to when conducting business. The absolutist position […]

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Deceptive Advertising and Manipulation

Boatright (2007) defines advertising as “a paid non-personal communication about an organization and it’s products that is transmitted to a target audience through a mass medium” (p. 272). Unfortunately, this definition is a bit too broad and includes other forms of promotion such as advocacy advertising. This kind of advertising, promoting a cause or idea, […]

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The Worth of Comparable Worth

In 1985, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ruled that it would no longer aid women who based discrimination cases on the principle of comparable worth. This decision by the EEOC followed in the footsteps of a similar decision made earlier that year by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Nyren, 1985). These changes […]

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