Ethics of Paying a Bribe

Some individuals who are engaged in international business
transactions have reported a cultural component to ethics. You are working on
opening a branch of a food distribution operation in a foreign country, and a
local official suggests that a little cash would help your company get started.

Research international business and ethical standards, and
answer the following questions:

In what ways can culture affect ethical standards and
shape business behavior?

Is it ethical to take part in corrupt international
business transactions? Legal? Explain.