China and United States Ethics Essay

3525 WordsOct 23, 201215 Pages
UW- EAU CLAIRE China and United States Ethics Focusing on Business Ethics Kristi Basa, Justin Howard and Laura Spelbrink 5/10/2012 Contents Introduction: 2 Literature Reviews: 2 Literature Review 1 3 Literature Review 2 3 Literature Review 3 4 Literature Review 4 6 Literature Review 5 7 Literature Review 6 8 Methodology 8 Findings 9 Discussion………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………13 Conclusion 14 Works Cited 14 Introduction: Ethics and technology are becoming more important as businesses in the United States expand into the global environment. How different cultures perceive what is and what is not ethical could be a deciding factor for business decisions. Technology is becoming more massive as time goes on, and the lines of ethics are also blurring as it increases. Technology needs to be properly monitored to ensure that ethical conduct is occurring if a business wants to maintain a standard of ethics. This becomes increasingly difficult when working other countries. For the purpose of our research, we wanted to see if there was a difference in attitudes towards ethics in the United States and China. Our group chose China because it has different values and work ethics from western cultures. (Whitcomb, Erdener, Li, p. 839) This is necessary to note because China is emerging as a partner for many western companies. When working with other companies in the west, the United States has similar work ethics and standards. China’s culture is significantly different, and thus needs to be researched before business is conducted or started if ethics are important factors. Based on this information our group wanted to see if research proved that business ethics were significantly different in the United States and China. We think that it’s the cultural norms between the east and west that will provide the
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