The Need for a Global Business Ethics and a Global Police

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The Need for a Global Business Ethics and a Global Police
Rudolph L. Boy, Student (University), Botswana

Ethics are what is determined by the society to be right and wrong. This means that ethics can differ from one region to another.
But I still believe we must have global ethics or code of ethics / conduct in businesses since many firms are now global firms.
One important related issue is: who is going to be the police organization enforcing this code for these firms?

Global Code of Ethics
Lawrence A. Beer, Professor, United States
Take at look at A Strategic and Tactical Approach to Global Business Ethics (2010), by Lawrence A. Beer, Business Expert Press. It provides a good introduction to the subject matter and a practical guide to constructing a global ethical code of conduct for multinational corporations.

What is Ethics?
Charles Oriaku, Other, United Kingdom
Dear Rudolph L. Boy, Your definition of ethics is good, but obsolete since the arrival of e-working and mobile offices. The internet has made the definition of society more complicated than it used to be; increasingly regions don't matter anymore.
The community is in fact a global society where highly respected executives like you brainstorm and look for solutions to their challenges.
How would you feel if you visit Nigeria and you are treated like a DOG, and everyone says it is ethical?

Business Ethics is the Police
Ali Wagfi, Professor, Jordan
To Mr Rudolph, I think business ethics should stand in the middle as a police between culture and modernization. They provide a good way to settle problems when they occur.

Challenges of Global Business Ethics
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
There are many issues with global business ethics, I mention three:
One challenge of business ethics in general is they are not codified at all, or just in vague terms. A lot of interpretation of the 'rules' remains necessary.
A second issue with global business ethics is that in fact business ethics differ per country and even per region within a country.
And then there is the jurisdiction and enforceability of global business ethics since there is no global police organization as Mr. Boy said.


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