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Business EthicsAn Economically Informed Perspective$
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Christoph Lutge and Matthias Uhl

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9780198864776

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2021

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198864776.001.0001

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Business ethics in the age of globalization

Business ethics in the age of globalization

1 Business ethics in the age of globalization
(p.iii) Business Ethics

Christoph Lütge

Matthias Uhl

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses globalization from different angles and summarizes major critical voices raised against it. The implications of globalization for business ethics are discussed: there is substantial disagreement on a number of ethical topics across the globe, which makes it difficult for multinational companies to find a common ground for meaningful ethical dialogs. An alternative view on globalization is proposed. This view focuses on the establishment of an institutional order that enables the realization of win-win potentials through global networking. The chapter closes with illustrative case studies on the problem of child labor and the global transportation of food.

Keywords:   economic growth, international trade, free trade agreement, value pluralism, global village, child labor, developing countries, World Trade Organization, International Monetary Fund, World Bank

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