Topic 4 Module Revie.. - Personal web pages for people of Metropolia

Report
Dr Fariba Darabi
International Project Week
Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Science
15th May 2014
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To high light what we have learned so far
How Ethics needs to be considered and
addressed in International Business
particularly by a company managers
The consequences of the consideration of
Ethics in international business
A sustainable framework for implementing
ethics in an organisation
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Understand the concept of ‘Ethic, and
International Business
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Understanding ethical issues faced by
international businesses
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Identifying the causes of unethical behaviour by
managers
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Discussing the value of ethical bahaviour
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Ethical considerations for managers
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Understand the concept of Corporate Social
Responsibility
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Identifying and analysing the stakeholders
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Understanding ethics and CRS in MNEs, SMEs,
and NGOs
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Discuss a sustainable CSR framework
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Identify the ethical issues being highlighted in your articles
Consider the range of ethical and unethical behaviours in apparel, mobile,
and food industries
Case study: Corruption at Siemens
Many large corporations in the world today are unethical in some ways or
another. Whether it is abusing the land, environment or abusing human and
animal rights, these companies will do anything to make profit. With so many
unethical companies out there. Please identify 5 unethical international
business practices. Compare and discuss in pair in the classroom.
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1- in your opinion, how should MNEs act when legal requirements on labour or environmental
issues vary between the different countries in which they operate?
Should they remain politically neutral and adopt practices and laws of the host country, or
should they stick to the rules that would apply to the same question back home?
2- Some argue that investing in emerging economies greatly increases the economic
development and standard of living of the base of the global economic pyramid. Others
contend that moving jobs to low-cost countries not only abandons CSR for domestic
employees and communities in developed economies but also exploits the poor in these
countries and destroys the environment. How would you participate in this debate if you were:
a) CEO of an MNE headquartered in a developed economy moving production to a low-cost
country,
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b) The leader of a labour union in the home country of the MNE that is losing lots of jobs or
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c) The leader of an environmental NGO in the low-cost country in which the MNE invests?
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3- you find out that one of your suppliers, contrary to your standards of engagement, is
employing persons aged 14 to 16 years of age. How would you react?
4- You are the PR officer of a major MNE in the chemicals industry. A national environmental
committee in your home country alleges that your company is covering up an environmental
disaster caused by your subsidiary in India, in which several people died. How would you react?
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