Business Ethics in Jamaica and the Problem of Extortion by Counter Societies
Ethical Perspectives for Caribbean Business, Noel M. Cowell, Archibald Campbell, Gavin Chen and Stanford Moore, eds., Arawak Publications, 2007
14 Pages Posted: 27 Dec 2013
Date Written: 2007
From time to time businesses face ethical dilemmas; as such ethical dilemmas in business are not in themselves unique. However, Jamaican businesses operating in certain commercial areas in the country are faced with one such dilemma which appears to derive from the unique characteristics of our social and economic space. These businesses are now faced with the challenge-of maintaining profitability and functioning as responsible corporate citizens while coping with the extortion carried out by members of the informal militias of garrison communities acting on behalf of the dons who run these communities.
Keywords: Business Ethics, Dons, Extortion, Garrisons, Counter Societies
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