Crossing the Boundaries of Obligation: Are Corporate Salaries a Form of Bribery?

TitleCrossing the Boundaries of Obligation: Are Corporate Salaries a Form of Bribery?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsBishop, JD
JournalJournal of Business Ethics
Volume55
Issue1
Pagination1-11
Type of ArticleJournal Article
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0167-4544
AbstractIn this paper, the core case of business bribery is described consistent with the usual philosophical analysis of bribery, and the grounds for thinking bribery is unethical are made clear. The concept of a system of obligation is defined, and examples given that show the variability of systems of obligation in host countries. Arguments are given to show that salaries paid by TNCs create obligations and personal interests which sometimes conflict with existing systems of obligation, and that such payments have the same structure as more traditional forms of bribery.
NotesCover Date: November Part II 2004.Source Info: 55(1), 1-11. Language: English. Journal Announcement: 39-3. Subject: BRIBERY; CORPORATION; ETHICS; OBLIGATION; SALARY. Update Code: 20100311.
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