Ethical Challenges in the Global Business Environment

2018-11-20 0 By Seamus

Business expansion techniques are one of the core agenda, and managers often lay effective strategies to achieve their expansion dreams. In most cases, a business with a local origin in a country tends aims at a regional presence, before going international and global. When the expansion strategies achieve a global presence, such a business considers itself successful, and strives to sustain itself in such a niche. However, with the advantages of increased profitability due to increased market share, global businesses also have a fair share of their limitations (Witten, Roger, and Sommer Jr 21). It is important, therefore, to consider implementing strategies that tend to offset the resulting limitations.

This discussion focuses on the provided cases, in which the Brazilian-based aircraft manufacturer entered an agreement in which they had to pay $205 million as a way of settling the charges of violating FCPA. In this case, the aircraft manufacturer encountered such violation cases in their attempt to a business deal in the Dominican Republic, Saudi Arabia, India as well as Mozambique. When a business goes international, and consequently global, there are a set of guidelines and regulations that they should adhere to. Compliance to these regulations ensure a harmonious business environment for all players, while protecting the prevailing interests of the local people and their governments (Rose-Ackerman, Susan, and Palifka 32).

In response to this case, the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer has to consider a re-evaluation of its compliance strategies, especially when they have to face a foreign market in the international and global frontier. The management must consider a more robust approach to implementing the provisions given by Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Winning a business deal is a possible undertaking, and does not require any form of bribing to influence the outcome of a tender application.