Business Ethics

Address the following in a 3- to 4-page academic essay that demonstrates your critical-thinking skills. It should be written for an audience of employers who are looking to expand their business overseas where labor costs are less than in the U.S. As an ethics expert, you have been asked to address the following:

Should a company advocate for labor rights, a minimum wage, and unionization in developing countries where it has operations?
What right does a Western company have to insist that its foreign contractors observe in their factories the protocols required in the West?
What ethical responsibilities do individual consumers have when dealing with companies that rely on overseas labor?
Should businesses adopt universal workplace standards about working conditions and employee protections? Why or why not?

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