Your company plans to establish MNE manufacturing operations in South Korea. You have been asked to conduct a cultural audit focusing on leader behaviors of South Korea. The results of your report will be used for internal training for plant managers due to be reassigned to work with South Korean managers in a few months. You already know that South Korea is a high-collectivism culture with a Confucian code of ethical behavior. What kinds of South Korean leader behaviors would you expect to include in your report? Describe these in terms of interaction between the U.S. and Korean managers as well as interaction between Korean leader-followers.
Under what conditions is it ethically defensible to outsource production to the developing world where labor costs are lower when such actions also involve laying off long-term employees in the firm's home country?
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