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Kitchen Best: Ethics When Doing Cross-Boundary Business in Southern China                                                                                                                                                                                      
Product Ref: 11/485C Company: Kitchen Best

Product Type: Case Industry: Consumer Goods

Related Product(s): Teaching Note
Authors: Say Goo   Grace Loo
Kitchen Best is a Hong Kong based electrical-appliance company. The company has a manufacturing facility in China and sells it wares to customers across the world. Henry Chan, the newly appointed CEO has ambitious plans for the business. However, a series of instances of misconduct and unethical behavior makes him realize that the business is suffering from a lack of internal control. What type of internal control mechanisms should he put in place to ensure the future success of the company?
Functional Area : Social Enterprises & Ethics

Issues: The case highlights legal and cultural differences that pose a challenge in maintaining ethical standards when doing business internationally. The reader is asked to explore structural and internal control mechanisms that may be used to manage such differences. The case also underlines the importance of personal ethics and system integrity.
Length: 15 pages Country: China (People's Rep. of)
Hong Kong SAR
Macau SAR

Pub. Year: 2011 Level of Difficulty: 2
This product type is available in the following language(s):      English   Simplified Chinese
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