Ethical Cross Cultural Perspectives at Starbuck’s Coffee

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Week 5 Individual Assignment: Ethical Cross Cultural Perspectives at Starbuck’s Coffee
Vita Carnevale December 5, 2012 Dr. Lena Watson / Ethics316

Ethical Cross Cultural Perspectives at Starbuck’s Coffee
Multinational Corporations “MNC” such as Starbucks, are important factors in the processes of globalization. National and local governments often compete against one another to attract the type of company’s facilities, with the hopes of increased tax revenue, employment, social and economic stability. In order to compete, the country’s political powers push toward their goals of developing the economies of developing countries, providing there is a market for the company, and
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In other words, employees who feel comfortable and safe to report problems or ask questions without cause for harassment because of their culture, break down barriers, promoting teamwork, and making a productive and efficient employee.
Starbucks being a worldwide company has opened its doors to many different cultures and has become even more diversified with employees of different gender, lifestyle, age, ethic origins and cultures, doing their best work at the same time respecting each others many different backgrounds for which they come from. “At Starbucks we define Diversity in the form of an equation. Diversity=Inclusion + Equity + Accessibility.” (2011). and with their employees coming from a diverse background from many cultures from around the world, Starbucks offers a very fair employee benefits package that they call the “Your Special Blend.” It is specifically designed to satisfy the personal needs of each individual employee. The employees’ also represents the company’s values and take pride knowing the importance of having all employees appreciate and respect each other as individual, and part of a team, while working with customers and the communities involved. Tin addition, the employees are always learning what it means to make the best coffee ever using the highest quality and dedicating a balance between profitability and social conscience.
All companies, regardless of their