Posted: July 26th, 2016
Evan does business in South America. He has mastered Spanish and many cultural norms, but he still has problems with cultural differences in ethics. Many of the regulatory officials Evan must deal with expect bribes. Evan solves this problem by bringing with him a number of moderately priced watches. When an official admires his watch, Evan offers it to him or her as a gift. Later he puts a new watch on his wrist. Evan’s situation demonstrates that ________.
a. a small lapse of ethics is acceptable
b. universal values are the basis of business ethics
c. laws regulating business have become uniform because of the demands of a global economy
d. different cultures define ethical business behaviors differently
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