Legal, Ethical, and Cultural Issues U.S. Companies Face When Moving Operations to China

Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Capstone Project

Degree Name

Master of Professional Studies

Organizational Unit

University College, Strategic Human Resources


Strategic HR Management

First Advisor

Audrey Sevalt


China, Cultural, Ethhical, Global, Human Resources, International, Legal


Beyond free trade agreements governing cross-border commerce, the source of most global economic growth is attributed to business across interconnecting markets. Among the most attractive and complex markets, China stands out. Despite its appeal, American businesses are more likely to fail in China due to an overwhelming desire for an immediate return on investment while neglecting to consider or completely disregarding China's unique legal, ethical and cultural environment. This capstone project will give recommendations to help businesses succeed when entering China and avoid legal, ethical and cultural issues such as the ones that Google, Apple, and Yahoo experienced.

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