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date: 22 February 2020

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This article describes the ethical issues that arise when business engages in bribery and corrupt activities. It shows that while corruption and bribery in most developed and developing nations are unethical, there are specific and identifiable cultural contexts within which they may be morally indifferent acts. It explains that even where corruption and bribery are unethical, there are circumstances that can render them morally acceptable and that even where corruption and bribery are morally indifferent acts, there are circumstances that can render particular instances of such acts morally wrong.

Keywords: bribery, corruption, business, indifferent acts, morally acceptable

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