Riordan Manufacturing has chosen Malaysia for marketing one of its top-selling products, which has been established in many other countries over the years. In order to establish their business in Malaysia effectively, the company needs to understand all the issues such as technological, ethical, legal rules, regulations economy, political, and background of the country that could have direct or indirect impact on the Riordan Manufacturing process. In addition, there are many ethical issues that connected to the plastic industry that Riordan manufacturing needs to take into consideration when expanding their market into Malaysia. Furthermore, ethical issues are one of the ...view middle of the document...
It could also lead to less expansion and growth over time. Therefore, the company will have to manage their resources to protect the environment and will have to build their plants according to the rules and regulations of the Malaysian environment to minimize their environmental impact. They will have to ensure the government that they will control the pollution measure and create environmentally safe products.
Business Corruption/Political Scandals
Business corruption is another major ethical issue in Malaysia. Malaysia today has many problems with the political parties and business corruption. In 2010, many political parties and influential business leaders were entailed in the bribery of many scandals. For instance, several reports have stated that companies are offering “facilitation payments” so that they can get visa approvals faster for workers. An immigration chief they arrested in July 2009 for giving out $18,020 dollars in bribes from a businessman to get visa’s expedited (Business Anit-Corruption Portal, 2012). According to Paul van der Molen, fraud has become huge in Malaysia in sales as well. There has been many scandals with political leaders such Prime Minister Najib Razak who has been excused of many corruption scandals such as charged for abuse of power, using government funds to bribe and maintain position (Business Anti-Corruption Portal, 2012). Since there are a variety of unethical behaviors in Malaysia Riordan Manufacturing will have to be careful when conducting business in Malaysia.
In Malaysia safety of doing business and working in the country has improved, but many manufacturing business in Malaysia are not worried about safety regulations and will not give their employees any benefits for injuries, accidents, and etc..
Ethical issues that affect Riordan Manufacturing’s marketing efforts
The impact on the ethical issues mentioned above can have negative shock on Riordan manufacturing company operation. In addition, due to the environmental issues in Malaysia, Riordan Manufacturing will have to create a plan to maintain ethical while conducting business in Malaysia. Environmental issues in Malaysia will affect Riordan Manufacturing brand image. This will show their consumers internationally and domestically that they are careless about the environment. In order for Riordan Manufacturing Company to have a positive image of their brand, they will need to implement some changes in the raw materials that they use in production or by implementing pollution control plants. On the other hand, political issues in Malaysia show that there is bribery in the government as well as in business. This could...