Business Ethics: Universalism versus Relativism

Business Ethics: Universalism versus Relativism

Universalism

VS

Particularism

 

Ruled Based Behaviour

VS

Relationship Behaviour

Germanic Countries

VS

Asian Countries

Individualism

VS

Collectivism

Individual’s rights are supreme

VS

Group’s rights are supreme

Western Countries

VS

Asian Countries

Neutral

VS

Active

Emotions are subdued and expressed indirectly

VS

Emotion are expressed freely and directly

Asian Countries

VS

Western Countries

Diffuse

VS

Specific

Focus is on context situation

VS

Focus is on specific issue

Asian Countries

VS

Germanic Countries

Achievement

VS

Ascription

Status  and   respect are achieved by doing

VS

Status and respect are ascribed by being

Western Countries

VS

Asian Countries

     
     
     

 

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