“You are a $tockholder (and/or perhaps, a manager) in a large U.S. multinational company (MNC) that manufactures athletic shoes in several different countries in Southeast Asia, and sells these shoes both here in America, and in many other countries around the world.
Is it acceptable for your company to lower its ethical standards (perhaps those commonly followed in the U.S.) to compete internationally?
International ethical issues commonly confronted by a MNC might include:
 foreign countries with liberal child labor laws
 foreign countries with liberal environmental standards
 foreign countries with lower product quality standards
 foreign countries with lower worker safety requirements
 foreign countries where bribery and other forms of corruption are commonplace
**Note that many of these issues are discussed in the Chapter 13 and Chapter 16 video lectures.