Title: The effect of home and host country cultures on the manager's individual decision making related to ethical issues in a MNC

Authors: Virginija Kliukinskaite-Vigil

Addresses: Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Department of Economics, University of Agder, Serviceboks 422, 4604 Kristiansand, Norway

Abstract: In this theoretical paper, I review the most frequently cited descriptive models of individual decision making related to ethical issues in business, marketing and international business, as well as related empirical studies. The main goal is to propose an extension of the most comprehensive model of ethical decision making by including host country culture as an additional variable for application to a multinational corporation setting. I also suggest an empirical research design that would help test not only whether the variable affects individual decision making related to ethical issues in a MNC, but also how it influences individual decision making.

Keywords: home countries; host countries; multinational corporations; MNCs; cultural variables; cultures; descriptive models; managers; decision making; ethical issues; international business; marketing; business governance; business ethics; emerging markets.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBGE.2011.037604

International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, 2011 Vol.6 No.1, pp.1 - 27

Published online: 20 Dec 2010 *

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