Gift Giving, Bribery and Corruption: Ethical Management of Business Relationships in China

TitleGift Giving, Bribery and Corruption: Ethical Management of Business Relationships in China
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsSteidlmeier, P
JournalJournal of Business Ethics
Volume20
Issue2
Pagination121-132
Type of ArticleJournal Article
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number0167-4544
AbstractGift giving and reciprocity is a rule of life in China, and Chinese ethical traditions themselves clearly distinguish it from corruption. The paper focuses upon how a company can ground its competitive strategies in the positive humanism of Chinese culture while avoiding corruption, whether measured by Chinese or Western standards. It concludes with some guidelines for doing business in China, which grow out of an approach to global business ethics as communicative action and focus upon negotiating strategies.
NotesCover Date: June 1999.Source Info: 20(2), 121-132. Language: English. Journal Announcement: 33-3. Subject: BRIBERY; BUSINESS; CHINESE; CORRUPTION; ETHICS; GIFT. Update Code: 20100311.
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