Ethics in business: Example question

Why are ethics in business important? Are ethical standards different in different countries - I need at least 2 examples. Can a standard global ethical framework be developed? If yes, what challenges would it face if a firm attempted to implement it in all its global locations.

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...y responsible. The public who are the consumers attribute unethical behavior to the way the business thinks of its consumers and thus they may choose not to shop at those businesses if they know that they are acting unethically.

Ethics are definitely different in different countries. For example, bribing officials to get law passed is unethical in the United States. Rather, we lobby for laws to get passed. However, ...