martes, 24 de abril de 2012

El Caso Walmart-Walmex en la Econoblogósfera

El escándalo de Wal Mart en México (Walmex) será un tema que se mantendrá por un buen tiempo en los medios, como lo comento en mi columna de mañana en el Universal. Por lo pronto les comparto ligas a algunas notas sobre el tema que están circulando en la Econoblogósfera
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Una discusión desde la perspectiva de la ética de la empresa puede encontrarse en este post de Felix Salmon y en este otro de Ej Fagan. De ambos recojo este párrafo
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I think there’s a simpler explanation that could fit here: there’s a different between having a soda bought for you and buying someone a soda. Internally, maybe Wal-Mart did not want its employees to make economically inefficient decisions based on who bestowed upon them the most favor, just like people in Mexico don’t want their government making decisions they wouldn’t otherwise make if an agent from a giant multinational didn’t transfer six figures to their offshore bank account. Their ethics policy may be designed to support what’s good for Wal-Mart, not necessarily to follow any sort of legal or moral code. We shouldn’t expect anything else from a profit-seeking corporation in a competitive marketplace. Enforcing a legal or moral code is what government, using laws like the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, is for.
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En esta nota del Time Business hacen referencia a la investigación que inicia le FED sobre Walmart
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