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Ethical distance and difference in Bilateral trade

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  • Bala Ramasamy

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    (?China Europe International Business)

  • Matthew C.H. Yeung

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    (Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration)

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In this paper authors examine if ethical distance and difference between an exporting country and an importing country matter in international trade. Ethics in international trade is important because purchasing, exports, marketing and sales activities are more likely to involve unethical behaviors like bribery and corruption.

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Paper provided by Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT), an initiative of UNESCAP and IDRC, Canada. in its series Working Papers with number 11012.

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Date of creation: Jan 2012
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Publication status: Published in ARTNeT website
Handle: RePEc:esc:wpaper:11012

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Keywords: Japan; Ethic; Bilateral trade; international trade; bribery; corruption;

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