Learning Activity #1
In your readings on ethics in international business there were numerous examples of well-known human shortcomings experienced by transnational companies (companies operating in more than one country) such as fraud, bribery, corruption, sleaze and deception across all cultures.
In the face of such a pessimistic state of affairs, a critical question is how can we ensure companies adhere to ethical conduct in the operations of transnational businesses?
If you were developing a set of guiding principles for transnationals to consider in their ethical decision making, what are some things that you would include and why?
Learning Activity #2
In the US the ratio of CEO pay to that of ordinary workers is 500:1 or even greater. If this high ratio is objectionable, what if anything should be done about it? How should it be done? And who should do it?