CULTURE AND ETHICS IN INDONESIAN BUSINESS
Davidescu, Cristiana Victoria Marta
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Culture is a collective phenomena because it is partially accepted by human beings who live and interact in one social environment. According to Tabalujan (2008), culture includes language, art and sciences, thought, spirituality, social activity, and interaction. Cultural values affects economic development and human progress. The transition period to the market economy shows a big amount of new business. In a developed national economy it is not enough that there is a big amount of economic units, but most importantly it is how they do their activities. In the world of tight competition, how the companies treat their employees, their attitude to the customers, the attitude to the society in general, and to the competitors are all considered to be available. All these factors are called business culture. The content of business culture is very complex, it consists of: organizational culture, ethics in business, and attitude with social responsibility. Evidently, Cultural values affect economic development and human progress. It is not easy doing business in Asia, especially in Indonesia, due to their culture, communication style, concepts and values.