As the number of China-based foreign operations continues to grow, so does awareness around the need for ethical values and practices in business. While foreign companies typically adopt their HQ-derived governance and ethics to the local environment, doing so poses a challenge. Ethical values and practices are deeply rooted in a country's philosophical and cultural heritage and social order, which can often differ from those of a corporation's home country. Does this create a dilemma for multinational enterprises operating in China? And if so, which ethics – Eastern or Western - should be adopted? Are ethical values universal, or should some values be preferred over others?
Listen to experts answer these questions and offer solutions, and join an active discussion around the topic at AmCham Shanghai's roundtable event. This discussion will help you understand how to implement an effective strategy to develop your corporate culture and leadership. After an introduction that highlights the different approaches in the East vs. West, a panel [KM1] including Dr. Peter S. Hofman, Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance at Nottingham University Business School China, Professor PingpingFu, Professor of Organizational Behavior at Nottingham University Business School China (NUBS China) and Dr Jianzhong, Lu, China President of Weir Group, and Boon Kim Fam, vice chair of AmCham Shanghai Ethics and Compliance Committee will share their research, insights and strategies before opening the floor to active audience Q&A.
This is a brown bag lunch event.
12:30 Presentation 1 – The application of traditional Chinese philosophies in modern business management and their implications for ethical compliance by Prof. Fu
12:45 Presentation 2- Understanding Chinese CSR from a Western perspective by Prof. Hofman
13:00 Panel discussion