Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 31–38 | Cite as

Resolving cross-cultural ethical conflict: Exploring alternative strategies

  • John Kohls
  • Paul Buller


In this article, seven strategies for dealing with cross-cultural ethical conflict are described. Conflict situations are classified on the basis of centrality and consensus on the values involved, influence of the decision maker, and urgency. A contingency model suggests appropriate strategies for different situations. The model is applied to representative cases of cross-cultural ethical conflict.


Economic Growth Decision Maker Alternative Strategy Representative Case Conflict Situation 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Kohls
    • 1
  • Paul Buller
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Business AdministrationGonzaga UniversitySpokaneUSA

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