Gift-giving and accusations of bribery


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One of your colleagues recalls an incident at a former employer which involved gift-giving and accusations of bribery. Which of the following points of view do you agree with and why?
1. Although giving gifts shows respect in some cultures, bribery has no place in international business operations. Businesses that condone it enjoy an unfair competitive advantage over those that don't.
2. Bribery is used in many countries as a way of cutting through bureaucratic red tape and expediting business deals. One could argue those opponents of bribery in the business context are preaching cultural imperialism. What is your response?


Solution ID:651801 | This paper was updated on 26-Nov-2015

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