World Trade Organization

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Cross-Cultural Perspectives
ETH 316

Abstract
A global organization is chosen to retrieve the major cultural issue that effect the organizations interactions outside the United States. The global organization chosen is the World Trade Organization (WTO). An analysis is conducted of the three dimensions that pertain to the cultural issues retrieved in terms of ethics. Analysis will compare and contrast two of the ethical perspectives linked to one of the dimensions. Explanations of the perspectives in which serves the organization best along with three supporting features given.

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is a global organization in which governs international trade (World Trade Organization, 2011). The organization provides trade agreements, and dispute resolution to 97% of the worlds countries (World Trade Organization, 2011). Additionally the WTO's duties is the organization provides monitoring of global organizations to ensure policies are in compliance (World Trade Organization, 2011). WTO also provides low-income countries training and technical support to transition to WTO rules (World Trade Organization, 2011). The premier cultural issue within the WTO is the process of becoming a WTO member. Each country applying for admission has a unique process in which examines the countries economic development and current trade regime (World Trade Organization, 2011). The process can take about five years to complete or even longer if political issues become relevant The process can be consider long for some, but in order to make the right decision for all the stakeholders involve, it is necessary. WTO has to ensure that a code of principles are used in the decision making process to allow the organization to be successful in all transactions.

An analysis is performed on three dimensions of the cultural issue, becoming a member of WTO. The three dimensions are social responsibility,...
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