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Authors: Lynn Sharp Paine
Published by: Harvard Business Publishing
Originally published in: 2004
Version: 26 May 2004

Abstract

Becton Dickinson's Global One-Company Operations Group must decide on the company's global policy on gifts, gratuities, and business entertainment. A central issue is whether the policy should be established centrally and made uniform worldwide or whether it should be decided locally, depending on local circumstances and practices. The case contains numerous examples of troubling situations drawn from different regions of the world, as well as background information on growing anticorruption efforts worldwide.
Size:
19,000 employees, USD2.7 billion revenues
Other setting(s):
1997

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Abstract

Becton Dickinson's Global One-Company Operations Group must decide on the company's global policy on gifts, gratuities, and business entertainment. A central issue is whether the policy should be established centrally and made uniform worldwide or whether it should be decided locally, depending on local circumstances and practices. The case contains numerous examples of troubling situations drawn from different regions of the world, as well as background information on growing anticorruption efforts worldwide.

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Size:
19,000 employees, USD2.7 billion revenues
Other setting(s):
1997

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