As a result, there are several multinational corporations operating in over a dozen countries. The problem is that the companies are often only familiar with the business laws from their host countries and often overlook the laws for the host countries in which they go to operate in. It is not hard to presume that how business is conducted in one country is bound to be different from how business is conducted in another country (Palmer, 2010). Conflicts in ethics often arise as a result of business corporations operating in new countries because the norms and culture of running business often differ from one country to another inevitably raises a lot of ethical issues.
In this essay, I will discuss a global organization and cultural issue that affects this organizations interaction outside the United States. In addition, I will discuss the ethical and social responsibility issues that this organization has to deal with as a consequence of being a global organization by identifying various ethical perspectives in the global organization as well as analyzing these ethical perspectives across societies associated with this global organization.
Nike Corporation developed from a local United States-based footwear seller to a global marketing giant of athletic footwear, apparel, and equipment. Nike is one of the largest multinational corporations dealing with sportswear with production companies in Japan and Indonesia due to the cheap labour. Nike began globalization by setting up its companies in countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia and Vietnam. This provided jobs for many in these countries, and at the start, it was more than enough. The dividends were great until they started receiving constant criticism in the media since 1991 over child labour and inhumane working conditions (Palmer, 2010). The company has been facing major ethical issues concerning the