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See the Multimedia activity on Ethics in International Business. Then read the case study about Geletx and Jed’s concerns about the office in Lima, Peru. Research the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and then discuss whether this situation would be a violation of FAPA. What do you think that Jed should do?

In the Lima, Peru, office, Jed, in reviewing financial records, discovered that the commission’s expense for the branch is unusually high. Geletex pays its salespeople commissions for each commercial customer they recruit for cellular or long-distance services. Jed knows from experience that some companies pay unusually high sales commissions to disguise the fact that salespeople are paying kickbacks in exchange for contracts. In the United States, such payments would be commercial bribery and a violation of Geletex’s code of ethics. When Jed confronted the Lima, Peru, district manager and questioned him about the high commissions, he responded, “Look, things are different down here. We’ve got a job to do. If the company wants results, we’ve got to get things moving any way we can.”

Does this office violate the FCPA? Support your answer.

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    We'll be happy to critique your answers.

    Note that Jiskha is a Homework HELP board, not a Homework DO board.

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    In the case study of Geletx, what should Jed do? Is this a violation of FAPA?

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    Stop cheating and do your own homework!

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    I just want to know where to find the info on the FCPA concerning Lima, Peru businesses. I have looked all day under everything under the sun and everything above the sun with no results. If it doesn't apply to Lima I would like to see it in print somewhere. Does anyone have any tips for me to follow?

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    Go to google and type in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) for the FCPA Hope this helps. I know it helped me to find great infromation for the assingment

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    i'm looking for the actual article not what another student has written can u tell me where to find the actual article?

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    yeah it is in the multimeada section but here it is just in case you don't find it K.
    As Geletex’s international operations grow, Jed is becoming increasingly incomfortable with what appear to be double standards for the company’s US operations and its iperations in other countries. Jed, who has been traveling to each of the geletex international offices, has found the following situations, which since have been causing him some sleepless nights:
    In the Lima, Peru, office, Jed, in reviewing financial records, discovered that the commissions expense for the branch is unusually high. Geletex pays its sales people commissions for each commercial customer they recruit for cellular of long distance services. Jed knows from experience that some compaies pay unusually high sales commissions to disguise the fact that sales people are paying kickbacks in exchange for contracts. In the United States, such payments would be commercial bribery and a violation of Geletex’s code of eithics. When Jed confronted the Lima, Peru, district manager and quwstioned him about the high commissions, he responded, “Look, things are different down here. We’ve got a job to do. If the company wants results, we’ve got to get things moving any way we can.”
    Does this office violate the FCPA? Support your answer.
    This office is not violating the FVPA, unless the salespeople are offered commission in order to disguise the kickbacks being given to customers then they are in violation.
    In the Stockhorim, Sweden, office, Jed noted a number of college age student employees who seemed to have little work to do. Again Jed questioned the district manager, who responded “Sure, Magnus is the son of the telecommunications regulator. Caryl is is the daughter of a judge who handles regulatory appeals in the utilities. Andres is a nephew of The head of the governing party. They’re bright kids, and the contacts don’t hurt us. In the Scandanavian culture, giving jobs to children is part of doing business.
    Does this office violate the FCAP? Support your answer.
    This office is not violating the FCPA, unless these “children: employees were hired as a result of a bargain between the company and the official for assistance when needed then they are in violation.
    In the Barnbay, Indai, office, Jed noted that many different payments had been made to both the Indian government and government officials. When Jed voiced his concern the district manager responded, “I can explain every payment. On this one we needed the utiltities (water and electricity) for our offices turned on. We could have waited our turn and had no services for ninety days, or we could pay to get moved to the top of the list and have our utilities turned on in fourty eight hours. On the check for licensing, again we could have waited six months to get licensed or pay to expedite it and be licensed.
    Does this office violate the FCPA?
    Probably not, since the payments made to the government offices were to speed up processes needed to get the business rolling. The FCPA does allow facilitation to open doors or expedite processes. It does not purport to influence outcomes.
    Jed is an expert on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). However Jed id unsure about Geletex’s international operations and compliance with the law. He is very unsure about Geletex having an international code of ethics.
    I hope this helps and is not to late for you

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    Just to help those looking for help with this assignment, there are questions on the multimedia presentation that answer this assignment, you just need to put them in your own words and research the FCPA practices.

    Good luck!!!!

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    Don't forget to check with the Peru laws as well. If something is illegal in the country it is illegal in the FCPA

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    wow,what a joke. Did you even understand the assignment. It says research the practices. You have to wright a 2-3 page people on what you think and not what the answers say in the multimedia. why people sink so low to get there work done is unbeliveable. You are hurting the school when you do this type of stuff.

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    you need to learn how to spell instead of criticizing other people's motives, besides if you weren't looking for some answers what are you doing on this sight anyways, HAVE A NICE DAY!

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    Wish I could run into something like this for all the assigments. WOW, first time seeing this!

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    This is okay only if you take the information that you receive and reword it into your words. Try to use it to help you and guide you through what you don't understand then just copying word for word and not trying to complete on your own in some way of form.

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    The multi-media presentation helps out a lot. It gives you the case study about Jed and his concerns.I am going to have fun doing this assignment...

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    well some people aren't ready for the work that the university offers. they need to make more of the lower class.

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