The Seattle Times columnist Peter Navarro blames the American business schools for not preparing business executives to deal with ethics in a corrupt and totalitarian global-business environment like China.
Moreover, he calls for much bigger discussion about how to engage economically and politically with China.
Such inadequacy has resulted to moral breakdown which was clearly demonstrated by Yahoo! when it helped the Chinese government put business journalist Shi Tao and pro-democracy blogger Wang Xiaoning behind bars for 10 years.
Navarro also cited that other American companies like Skype, Cisco, Google, and Microsoft are helping China censor the Internet.
I just want to add one important factor causing this moral breakdown â€“ greed. With its online population surging and so many ongoing developments, the Chinese market is very profitable. Sharing little information in exchange for bigger deals is very tempting for many profit-driven companies.
Originally posted on November 19, 2007 @ 12:44 pm