University of Pittsburgh, Summer 1999
Philosophy 1380: Business Ethics
C.L. G13—Mondays, 6 p.m. to 8:55 p.m.
Reaction paper assignment no. 5
Of all the customs that are practiced in Russian and/or Eastern European business, which do you think would be most objectionable from Donaldson’s point of view? In addition to identifying and describing the custom you choose, explain why it would be objectionable from Donaldson’s point of view, and explain why it is practiced in Russian and/or Eastern European business anyway (i.e., what about it is helpful to the practice of business, or resistant to reform, in Russia and/or Eastern Europe).
Answer this question in a paper of 300–500 words. Make sure (1) that the point you want your paper to convey (i.e., your answer to the question) is clearly stated and (2) that you provide support for your answer with some reasons that show why your answer is the correct one. Be brief: your response should not exceed 500 words.