Counter Point Summary

Should an MNE reduce its ethical standards to compete globally? Point Yes. When a U.S.-based MNE( Multinational Enterprise) competes in some countries, it may encounter some business norms there that are not allowed in the United States. For example, when competing for a government contract, firms might provide payoffs to the government officials who will make the decision. Yet, in the United States, a firm will sometimes take a client on an expensive golf outing or provide skybox tickets to events. This is no different than a payoff. If the payoffs are bigger in some foreign companies, the MNE can compete only by matching the payoffs provided by its competitors. Counter-Point No. A U.S.-based MNE should maintain a standard code of ethics that applies to any country even if it is at a disadvantage in a foreign country that allows activities that might be viewed as unethical. In this way, the MNE establishes more credibility worldwide. Which one do you support?      v  You should cite at least two articles with different arguments to support your side. v  You can use bullet points or paragraphs to summarize and elaborate your arguments. v  The summary should be 1.5 line spaced and the length should be about one page. v  The citations should have article links provided at the end. v  Turnitin® similarity test in D2L will be turned on to check for plagiarism. You should always try to rewrite or rephrase using your own words. Direct quotes should be avoided unless necessary.

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