Length: 3 days CEUs: 2.30 PDHs: 23.00
The dramatic increase of international business since the 1980s has been a highly complex and rather opaque process, despite the rhetoric both of globalization and the triumphant advance of capitalism. Enormous ethical challenges have come to the forefront, which need thoughtful and courageous practical initiatives as well as academic expertise.
Is there a need for a differentiated economic analysis beyond simple profit maximization? Should there be an active participation of the world’s religions in coping with global issues? What is the role of information technology in different cultures? What are the roles and responsibilities of multinational corporations, especially considering compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)?
Where ethical norms are in conflict, owing to different cultural practices, which ethical norms ought to guide one's business conduct in other nations and cultures? Adopting host country norms is a way to respect the host culture. But shouldn’t professionals resist host country norms that are morally unethical?
This 3-day course provides a comprehensive coverage of international business ethics, fostering awareness of how the actions of Multinational Corporation’s employees and agents can greatly impact whether or not a company is in ethical violation and therefore, subject to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practice Act. This course provides an overview of the FCPA, but we strongly encourage participants to take the 2-day FCPA course (PD680) as standalone if you are already familiar with international business ethics issues and challenges, or ideally, together.
Each student will receive a copy of Ethics for International Business: Decision Making in a Global Political Economy, by John M. Kline.
You Will Learn To
- Describe the value foundation for a global business and society
- Explain the importance of ethics in international business
- Explain International human rights concepts and principles
- Devise strategies to foster international business ethics
- Develop a series of ethical business guidelines
- Describe how to improve control mechanisms in promoting global ethical business processes
- Explain how to make decisions when dealing with ethical dilemmas
Please click HERE to view the course outline.
Who Should Attend
This course was developed for executives, international sales and marketing professionals, all employees, whether staff associates or officers, who interact with foreign governments and businesses, whom are advised to clearly understand the laws and how to follow them. This course is for any professional interested in learning how to successfully work with foreign businesses and governments without violating U.S. laws.
Save up to $680 (€675) by enrolling in PD681 – a combo course consisting of this course (PD674) and PD680 “Understanding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.”
For venue information, please click HERE.
Course Type: Public Course
Course Number: PD674
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Marcus Goncalves is a lecturer at Boston University’s Administrative Sciences Department and has more than 14 years of management consulting experience and practices in United States, Central and South America, Europe and Middle East. Mr. Goncalves is the former CTO and earlier on CKO of Virtual Access Networks, a startup which, under his leadership, innovation, and project management skills and with the use of his Knowledge Tornado™ methodology, was awarded the best enterprise product at the International Comdex Fall 2000 after only thirteen months of company’s inception, which lead six months later to the acquisition of the company by Symantec.
Marcus was also the former CEO of iCloud, Inc., which was later acquired by GenExpo, and the former COO of ParkingAccess.com, a successful online parking reservation company. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Information Systems, and a BA in Business Administration. More than 30 of his books have been published in United States (five in Brazil and many others translated in several languages, including Japanese, Chinese, Taiwanese, German, Spanish and Romanian) and he is often invited to speak on these subjects worldwide. As president of MGCG, Inc., he specializes on leadership and innovation, knowledge, project, change and risk management practices. Marcus is a member of the Project Management Institute and a certified project management professional (PMP). In 1989, Marcus was simultaneously awarded Who’s Who in the “US Executives” and in the “Computer Industry” by the Rockefeller and Carnegie Foundations.