Doing Business in South Korea: An Overview of Ethical Aspects

Author
J. Irwin
Publisher
Institute of Business Ethics
Publication date
March 2010
Type
Reports
Category
Managing Corporate Responsibility
Stakeholder Engagement
Discipline
Business Ethics
Language
English
Free/Pay for content
Free
 

This report offers a synopsis of the business ethics climate in South Korea. It will be useful to companies operating in or considering entering the South Korean market.

How mature is the field of corporate responsibility and business ethics in South Korea? What are the main issues of concern for business and its stakeholders? Recognising the cultural characteristics that influence approaches to business ethics helps a company to understand employees’ responses in the face of ethical dilemmas. It is invaluable for the successful implementation of a company-wide ethics policy and programme.

The cultural factors influencing business ethics in South Korea are set out in Chapter 1.

Salient business ethics challenges in South Korea are identified and discussed in Chapter 2.

Lastly, current trends in business ethics and corporate responsibility in South Korea are explored in Chapter 3.