Setting the Agenda for Global Dialogue: A Theoretical and Practical Approach to Business Ethics in Saudi Arabia
Boisi Center, Boston College
Date: April 10, 2014
This event is co-sponsored with Islamic Civilization and Societies and the Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics at Boston College.
Participation in the globalized, international market system presents opportunities for countries and business firms to access a global network of expertise and knowledge. However, for countries like Saudi Arabia, global standards in business ethics often run counter to cultural norms and to Islamic ideas. This also presents a challenge to notions of what is in fact normative, and whether “West knows best.” At this event, Boisi Center visiting scholar David Cowan will discuss Saudi Arabia’s attempt to establish a modern business culture while grappling with globalization’s challenges to Arabic social values. This case study will provide insight into the modern challenges facing developing nations at the intersection of culture, ethics, and business.
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